Dienstag, 27. Mai 2008

Master, Diploma and PhD Positions in Tübingen, Germany

Master, Diploma and PhD Positions in Tübingen, Germany

The biomolecular NMR research group of Dr. Remco Sprangers at the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology in Tübingen, Germany is looking for Master, Diploma and PhD Students.

We use modern NMR techniques that are able to study large macromolecular complexes (e.g. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17762877 and http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17237764)
and exploit these methods to obtain insight in the mechanisms behind mRNA decay. These decay pathways directly influences protein expression levels and underlie cellular processes ranging from the response to environmental signals to the development of multi-cellular organisms and cell-cell communication.

The Max Planck institute for developmental biology hosts 5 departments and 8 independent research groups that focus their research on Protein Evolution, Biochemistry, Genetics, Evolutionary Biology and Molecular Biology. To increase the strength of Structural Biology, 600 MHz and 800 MHz NMR spectrometers and an in house X-ray source and crystallization robot were recently installed. The broad background of the institute offers the possibility to complement NMR studies with bio-informatics, microscopy and/or in-vivo studies. In addition, students are offered interdisciplinary practical and theoretical training, particularly through common introductory courses, symposia and research seminars. The majority of students coming to the institutes are funded by Max Planck Scholarships and the typical duration of a PhD thesis at the MPI for Developmental Biology is 3 - 4 years.

Highly motivated applicants that have a strong background in biochemistry and/or biophysics are invited to apply. Please contact remco.sprangers@tuebingen.mpg.de for more information and include a CV with a summary of research interests. Alternatively, candidates can apply through the institutes international PhD program: http://www.eb.tuebingen.mpg.de/phd-program

Thanks, Remco

Dr. Remco Sprangers
Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology
Spemannstr. 35
72076 Tübingen