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PhD Position at Dynamic Biosensors GmbH, Marie Curies Early Stage Researcher

DYNAMIC BIOSENSORS is a young biotech company based in Munich, Germany, and San Diego, California, focused on the development and marketing of novel technology for biophysics in the areas of molecular interaction analysis and drug discovery. The company’s pioneering and award-winning switchSENSE technology is used in life science research in academic and industry laboratories. Beyond the science, Dynamic Biosensors is buzzing with ideas, nice people, and fueled by an entrepreneurial spirit.

LightDyNAmics is a multidisciplinary European Training Network funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action. Thirteen research groups from academia and private sector have come together to understand the ultrafast dynamical processes at the molecular scale induced by UV light absorption in DNA.

An Early Stage Researcher (ESR) will be recruited as a PhD candidate at Dynamic Biosensors in Munich for the analysis of G-quadruplexes and DNA-binding proteins on a chip. You will be part of an interdisciplinary R & D Team. A broad basis for understanding DNA based biochemistry is required. Knowledge in molecular interaction analysis methods is a plus.

Application deadline: 01 May 2018
Start date (planned): 01 September 2018

Skills / Qualification

  • M.Sc. (or equivalent graduation) in relevant area (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physical Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology or similar).
  • High interest in biophysical methods.
  • Fluency in relevant models, techniques or methods and ability to contribute to developing new ones.
  • Fluent in English (communication and teaching language throughout LightDyNAmics is English).
  • Ability to communicate complex information clearly.
  • Ability to assess resource requirements and use resources effectively.
  • Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes.
  • Great team spirit, having fun collaborating.


  • Personal statement (up to 1 page) about the applicants’ experience, interests and career goals.
  • CV with a list of publications and/or projects.
  • Evidence of having obtained a degree that qualifies the applicant for PhD enrolment (such as scan of the master certificate).
  • Official transcript of grades obtained during the applicants Bachelor and Master studies.
  • Names and contact information of at least two academic referees who could write a letter of recommendation.
  • No more than 4 years of full-time research experience and must not have been awarded a doctoral degree at the time of recruitment.

Please note that only complete application sets will be considered.

Egilibility criteria
Marie Curie eligibility rules requires ESRs to have at most four years of research experience. To satisfy Marie Curie mobility criteria, you must not have resided or carried out your main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the host country for more than 12 months in the 3 years prior to the start data (short stays such as holidays and/or compulsory national service are not taken into account).


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