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Scientist Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Structural Biology Post-Doc / Group Leader – Cellular Biochemistry (m/f)

The Institute of Biochemistry ( at Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany offers a Post-Doc / Group Leader (E13, TV-G-U) position for a 3-year period.

We are looking for someone to support our ambitious research on either project (A) dealing with the inner working of the MHC I peptide loading and chaperone complexes, or on project (B) regarding the control of mRNA translation by ribosome recycling.

You will be part of our committed team striving to elucidate the mechanistic basis of the MHC I chaperone and peptide-loading complexes and how they shape the immune response against virally or malignantly transformed cells. In project B, you will address the important role of ribosome recycling in mRNA translation.

For our challenging projects, we are searching for candidates with a strong interest in biochemistry, cell and structural biology. You will be working in a lively, international, and forefront-equipped research environment, embedded in the Life Science Campus Riedberg, Goethe University.

Women are specifically invited to apply within the frame of the equal opportunity program. The Goethe University is committed to give preference to handicapped candidates with equivalent qualifications. The limitation of the contract is based upon the regulations of the “Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz” in conjunction with the “Hessischen Hochschulgesetz”.

Are you the one we’re looking for? Apply now by sending your CV and supporting documents until July15, 2018 via e-mail to:, to the attention of Prof. Dr. Robert Tampé, Institute of Biochemistry, Max-von-Laue Str. 9, 60438 Frankfurt/Main.

References: Blees et al. (2017) Nature 551, 525-8; Thomas & Tampé (2017) Science 358, 1060-4; Heuer et al. (2017) NSMB 24, 453-460; Nöll et al. (2017) PNAS 114, E438-E447; Kim et al. (2015) Nature 517, 396-400; Grossmann et al. (2014) Nat Commun 5, 5419.

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