Postdoc-Biochemical and Biophysical Characterization of Transcription Complexes- EMBL, Germany (Heidelberg)


Location: Heidelberg, Germany

Deadline: 26/06/2016


The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is one of the highest ranked scientific research organisations in the world. The Headquarters Laboratory is located in Heidelberg (Germany), with additional sites in Grenoble (France), Hamburg (Germany), Hinxton (UK) and Monterotondo (Italy).

We are seeking to recruit a postdoctoral fellow to biochemically and biophysically characterize eukaryotic transcription complexes using single-molecule fluorescence techniques. The successful candidate will join the Christoph Müller group, but will closely collaborate with the Edward Lemke group. Both groups are located at the Structural and Computational Biology Unit at EMBL Heidelberg. The project complements ongoing structural work on Pol I and Pol III of the Müller group. EMBL is a leading international research organization with a collaborative and interdisciplinary atmosphere (see The Müller group studies molecular mechanisms of eukaryotic transcriptional regulation, the Lemke group uses single molecule fluorescence techniques and chemical biology tools to study natively disordered proteins.

Further details about both groups are available at // and //

Qualifications and Experience

We are seeking to recruit an outstanding candidate with strong interest in the biochemical and biophysical characterization of transcription complexes. The successful candidate holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry or biophysics. Previous experience in biochemistry and/or single molecule fluorescence techniques are an advantage. The position requires exceptional motivation and commitment, the ability to work independently as well as in a team and excellent technical, organizational and management skills. An initial contract of 2 years will be offered to the successful candidate. This can be renewed, depending on the circumstances.

How to apply

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Additional Information

Further details regarding work in the laboratory and details of the projects can be directly obtained from Christoph W. Müller ( EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation. Please note that appointments on fixed term contracts can be renewed, depending on circumstances at the time of the review.

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