Two Doctoral Student Positions Available, Sattler lab, Munich, Germany

Two doctoral student positions are available in frame of the EU HORIZON 2020 MSC-ITN project RNAct in the Sattler lab, Munich.

Integrative structural biology and biophysics to analyze and design RNA interactions of RNA-Recognition Motif (RRM) proteins

The RNAct network is highly interdisciplinary and combines molecular biology and recombinant protein expression with advanced techniques in structural biology focusing on solution NMR and crystallography. Some experimental experience in these techniques is very desirable. Candidates must be highly motivated and interested in interdisciplinary research and developing new ideas. Candidates must be fluent in English.

Further information: http://rnact.eu.
Application deadline: March 15, 2019

ESR5 project: RRM structure and design for synthetic biology and bio-analytics applications.

ESR6 project: Conformational dynamics and RNA binding specificity of RRMs using integrative structural biology and biophysics

We offer outstanding facilities for NMR (http://www.bnmrz.org) with various high-field NMR spectrometers (including 950, 900, 800 MHz, 1.2 GHz pending), crystallography, small angle scattering (in-house SAXS) and access to synchrotron beamtime, as well as a new state-of-the-art biochemical lab facilities.

Eligibility:

European funding require an international mobility:  The candidates must not have resided or carried out their main activity in Germany for more than 24 months in the 3 years prior to the recruitment. Candidates must have a master degree relevant disciplines: (bio-)physics, structural biology, biochemistry, chemistry.