Postdoc position in single molecule imaging

Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Berlin

Type of Job

Scientist

Immunobiology and Infection Biology & Medicine

Job Code: 387-2019

Job offer from January 11, 2019

We are looking for a creative postdoc to join the research group of Marcus J. Taylor at the MPI for Infection Biology in Berlin Germany. The successful candidate will be joining a dynamic team that uses single molecule and super resolution microscopy to visualize the protein dynamics of immunological signalling reactions in live immune cells. The lab combines synthetic biology and genetic engineering approaches to develop novel microscopy-based assays. Our scientific vision is to leverage a detailed understanding of molecular mechanism to be able to re-engineer and control immune signalling systems.

For more information see www.taylor-lab.org.

The  Taylor-lab is part of the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology (mpiib-berlin.mpg.de). The institute is situated on the historic campus of the Charité in the center of Berlin. The MPI for Infection Biology is dedicated to understanding infection and disease from an ecological to molecular scale. The Institute is equipped with state-of-the-art research facilities, with core facilities dedicated to imaging (EM and light microscopy), mass spectrometry, protein production and flow cytometry. The institute is equipped with experimental animal facilities ranging from mosquitoes and zebra fish to rodents. All labs within the institute are designated biosafety level 2. This provide an exceptional scientific environment where researchers can use a wide diversity of model systems to tackle biological questions.  In addition, we have close scientific links to the Charité medical campus, with access to peptide synthesis, viral production core facilities and advanced light microscopy centres.

We are interested in candidates who are enthusiastic and passionate about tackling biological problems. This position is particular suited for applicants with a strong background in image analysis, super resolution, and/or single molecule imaging techniques. However, we are always keen to hear from candidates with creative ideas about how they can combine their scientific interests and expertise with the research infrastructure of the lab and institute to explore novel scientific directions. This position is fully funded, but all lab members are encouraged to apply for their own fellowships.

The payment level is based on the German state public service salary scale (up to E14, TVöD-Bund) according to the training, qualifications and professional experience. 

The Max Planck Society is committed to employing disabled individuals and especially encourages them to apply. Additionally, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in science and therefore explicitly encourages qualified women to apply.

Applications will be accepted exclusively via our online application portal.

Please upload your full application in English (cover letter, CV with 3 references) by 15 February 2019.

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