PostDoc or PhD position in Structural Glycobiology
Targeting mammalian lectin receptors
The “Structural Glycobiology” group at the Max-Planck-Institute of Colloids and
Interfaces in Potsdam is looking for a motivated and ambitious candidate for a postdoc or PhD position.
The position is available from end 2015/ beginning 2016.
Many mammalian carbohydrate-binding proteins (lectins) are expressed on defined sets of cells and are involved in various aspects of cell biology and physiology. Hence, these proteins resemble interesting targets for the development
of specific molecular probes to study their function. Ligands for these lectins are developed in the Rademacher lab using rational design and screening methods. The candidate will advance and apply these probe molecules in biochemical and cell-based experiments. These in vitro studies will answer important questions in the fields of glycobiology and immunology.
What is expected?
- A motivated team worker who fits into a multinational and multidisciplinary research environment.
- Confidence in spoken and written English.
- A strong background in cell biology, structural biology or immunology.
- Basic understanding for protein-ligand interactions and glycobiology.
About the Group
The “Structural Glycobiology” group is an independent research group, funded by the Emmy Noether Programme of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft -DFG. The group is embedded in the Department of Biomolecular Systems led by Prof. Dr. Peter H. Seeberger.
The department is a well-equipped research facility providing stimulating grounds for scientific progress in an international, multidisciplinary research environment. A comprehensive repertoire of instruments (NMR, SPR, FACS, FLPC, confocal microscopy, etc.) stands alongside with high-profile collaborators in a fruitful research spectrum covering synthetic organic chemistry, biochemistry, glycobiology, nanotechnology, immunology and biophysics.
Please submit your electronic application to Dr. Christoph Rademacher comprising a curriculum vitae, high school, BSc and MSc certificates/transcripts, a short summary of the PhD/MSc thesis work and at least one scientific reference.