Open Positions

Following open positions are currently available:

PhD position in physics on “Computer Simulation of Tissue Dynamics after Radiation” at TU Darmstadt (Prof. Dr. Marco Durante, Department of Physics) more

Your qualifications:

  • Master degree in Physics or related disciplines
  • Excellent competences in C++ programming
  • Basic knowledge of tissue biology and radiation biophysics. Experience in modelling radiation effects is an advantage
  • Enthusiasm for working in scientific and technical environment as well as a high level of motivation for participation in a common project
  • English language fluently spoken and written. Knowledge of German language is an advantage
  • Available for extended business trips to UK and CERN

Starting: 01.03.2020

PhD position in wastewater engineering with a focus on an expanded understanding of the emergence and spread of resistant bacteria and genes, innovative methods for nutrient removal (N, P) and water reuse. (Prof. Dr. Susanne Lackner, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Sciences)

Your qualifications:

  • a degree (Diplom, Master) in biology, biotechnology, environmental or chemical engineering, or similar
  • experience in handling molecular biological methods (PCR, qPCR, cloning, sequencing) and in working with pure cultures
  • basic knowledge in bioinformatics is an advantage
  • willingness to actively participate in interdisciplinary work in a team and to familiarize yourself with new tasks
  • advanced skill of relevant software tools (Office, R, Gen databases etc.)
  • experience with working in S1/S2 areas
  • very good knowledge of spoken and written English

Starting: 01.03.2020

Biochemistry, Prof. Dr. Felix Hausch

1) PhD position in biochemistry on “Biomimetic screening of positive allosteric modulators of GPCRs.” (Prof. Dr. Felix Hausch, Department of Chemistry) more

Your qualifications:

  • a degree (Diplom, Master) in biochemistry, molecular/cell biology, chemical biology, or molecular pharmacology
  • solid experience in peptide synthesis, bioconjugation techniques
  • experience in binding studies, assay development, molecular biology (cloning, Western blotting, CoIP, mammalian cell culture, reporter gene assays, BRET, signal transduction studies
  • very good knowledge of spoken and written English
  • interest in new approaches at the interface between chemistry and biology

Exemplary publications:

1. Hausch, F.; Holsboer, F. Nature 2012, 490, 492-3.

2. Devigny et al., J Am Chem Soc 2011, 133, 8927-33.

3. Cuboni et al., Hausch, F. J Med Chem 2014, 57, 9473-9.

Starting at the earliest possible date

2) PhD position in biochemistry on “Design, synthesis and optimization of fragment-like inhibitors of bacterial kinases.” (Prof. Dr. Felix Hausch, Department of Chemistry)

Your qualifications:

  • a degree (Diplom, Master) in chemistry, preferably with focus on organic chemistry
  • solid experience in organic syntheses
  • experience in rational design, medicinal chemistry and binding assays
  • very good knowledge of spoken and written English

Exemplary publications:

1. Gaali et al., Nat Chem Biol (2015), 11, 33-7

2. Bischoff et al., Chem Eur J (2020), Doi: 10.1002/chem.201905144

3. Feng et al., J Med Chem (2020), Doi: 10.1021/acs.jmedchem.9b01157

Starting: 01.03.2020

Biochemistry, Prof. Dr. Harald Kolmar

3) PhD position in biochemistry on “Chemical functionalization of antibodies”. (Prof. Dr. Harald Kolmar, Department of Chemistry)

Your qualifications:

  • a degree (Diplom, Master) in chemistry
  • solid experience in biochemistry, organic chemistry and bioorganic synthesis
  • experience in chemoenzymatic methods is of advantage
  • very good knowledge of spoken and written English

Exemplary publications:

1. Schneider H, Deweid L, Pirzer T, et al., ChemistryOpen, 2019; 8(3): 354–357.

2. Scheider H. et. al., ChemBioChem, 2019, 20, 3006 –3012.

Starting at the earliest possible date

4) PhD position in biochemistry on “Engineered antibodies to address intracellular targets”. (Prof. Dr. Harald Kolmar, Department of Chemistry)

Your qualifications:

  • a degree (Diplom, Master) in biochemistry, biomolecular engineering, biology, or similar fields
  • solid experience in cell biology and biological methods (PCR, cloning, sequencing, protein expression etc.)
  • experience in handling mammalian cells is mandatory
  • very good knowledge of spoken and written English

Starting at the earliest possible date

1) PhD position in biology on “Synthetic biology.” (Prof. Dr. Johannes Kabisch, Department of Biology)

Your qualifications:

  • a degree (Diplom, Master) biology or related disciplines
  • sound knowledge of physiology and genetic manipulation of (preferably Gram-positive) bacteria
  • sound experience with molecular biological methods (cloning, PCR, DNA isolation, CRISPR-Cas) as well as the cultivation of bacteria/bioprocess engineering (shaking flasks, microtiter plates, bioreactors)
  • very good knowledge of English, written and spoken
  • good team spirit
  • passion for research
  • curiosity

Of advantage is, if you have:

  • experience with enzyme catalysis and enzyme display technologies
  • experience with chromatography (HPLC and GC)
  • GNU/Linux, Latex and R knowledge

Starting at the earliest possible date

2) PhD position in biology on “Metabolic Engineering & Novel Bioprocesses.” (Prof. Dr. Johannes Kabisch, Department of Biology)

Your qualifications:

  • a degree (Diplom, Master) biology or related disciplines
  • sound experience with metabolic engineering
  • sound knowledge of the physiology of (preferably Gram-positive) bacteria
  • very good knowledge of English, written and spoken
  • good team spirit
  • passion for research
  • curiosity

Of advantage is, if you have:

  • experience with biomass pretreatment and the utilization of renewable substrates for bioprocesses
  • experience with fermentation/bioreactors
  • experience with chromatography (HPLC and GC)
  • GNU/Linux, Latex and R knowledge

Starting at the earliest possible date