Research Associate / PhD student / Postdoc (Chair of Biomimetic Materials)

Dresden (DE)
21 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
02 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

At the Center for Molecular Bioengineering (B CUBE), an Institute of the Center for Molecular and Cellular Bioengineering (CMCB), in the Chair of Biomimetic Materials (Prof. Nils Kröger the position as Research Associate for a

PhD Student or Postdoc

is available immediately. Subject to personal qualification employees are remunerated according to salary group E 13 TV-L 65% (PhD student) or E 13 TV-L (Postdoc). The position is initially limited for 3 years (PhD student) or 2 years (Postdoc) as part of the DFG project “Nanopatterned Organic Matrices in Biological Silica Mineralization” with the possibility of extension. 

The period of employment is governed by the Fixed Term Research Contracts Act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz - WissZeitVG). The position offers the chance to obtain further academic qualification (e.g. PhD / habilitation thesis).

Tasks: The successful applicant will work on the molecular principles of silica biomineralization in diatoms. Diatoms are single-celled eukaryotes that are genetically tractable model systems for studying the fundamental mechanisms of biologically-controlled mineral morphogenesis. The research project will focus on the structural and functional characterization of protein-based silica forming organic matrices using biochemical, molecular genetic and cell biological tools. 

Requirements: university degree (MSc), if applicable PhD degree in biochemistry, biological chemistry, molecular biotechnology, or related fields. Applicants with strong research experience in both protein Biochemistry and recombinant DNA techniques will be preferred. Excellent communication skills in English are essential as this is the colloquial language at the research centre.

The B CUBE and its partner institutions, the Biotechnology Centre (BIOTEC) and the Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD), are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for Molecular Bioscience research They are part of a rich and collaborative environment that includes the School of Science, the Faculty of Medicine, the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG), and the Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden (IPF).

Applications from women are particularly welcome. The same applies to people with disabilities.

Complete applications (letter of motivation, CV, list of publications, and certificates of qualifications) should be sent via the SecureMail Portal of the TU Dresden in a single pdf-file to or via post to TU Dresden, CMCB (B CUBE), Herrn Prof. Nils Kröger, Arnoldstr. 18, 01307 Dresden until 02.01.2018 (stamped arrival date applies). Please submit copies only, as your application will not be returned to you. Expenses incurred in attending interviews cannot be reimbursed.