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Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­si­tät Dres­den - Bio­tech­no­logy Centre (BIO­TEC), Rese­arch Group Struc­tu­ral Bio­in­for­ma­tics

The TU Dres­den is one of ele­ven Ger­man uni­ver­si­ties that were iden­ti­fied as an “excel­lence uni­ver­sity”. TUD has about 36.500 stu­dents and almost 5319 employees, 507 pro­fes­sors among them, and, thus, is the lar­gest uni­ver­sity in Sax­ony, today.

Having been com­mit­ted to sci­en­ces and the engi­nee­ring before the reuni­fi­ca­tion of Ger­many, TU Dres­den now is a multi-disci­pline uni­ver­sity, also offe­ring huma­nities and social sci­en­ces as well as medi­cine.

Rese­arch Asso­ciate / Post­doc Posi­tion (working on Mole­cu­lar Model­ling and Simu­la­tion of Gly­co­sa­mi­no­gly­can-Pro­tein Inter­ac­tions)

(Sub­ject to per­so­nal qua­li­fi­ca­tion employees are remu­n­e­ra­ted accord­ing to salary group E 13 TV-L)
The posi­tion is wit­hin the Col­la­bo­ra­tive Rese­arch Net­work SFB/Trans­re­gio 67 “Func­tio­nal Bio­ma­te­ri­als for Con­trol­ling Hea­ling Pro­ces­ses in Bone and Skin - From Mate­rial Sci­ence to Cli­ni­cal App­li­ca­tion”, and it will be avail­able as soon as pos­si­ble and limi­ted until 30.06.2021. The period of employ­ment is gover­ned by the Fixed Term Rese­arch Con­tracts Act (Wis­sen­schafts­zeit­ver­trags­ge­setz - Wiss­ZeitVG). The posi­tion offers the chance to obtain fur­ther aca­de­mic qua­li­fi­ca­tion.
The BIO­TEC is an inter­na­tio­nal and inter­di­sci­pli­nary insti­tute of the Cen­ter for Mole­cu­lar and Cel­lu­lar Bio­en­gi­nee­ring focu­sed on mole­cu­lar bio-engi­nee­ring, pro­teo­mics, geno­mics, bio­phy­sics, stem cells and com­pu­ta­tio­nal bio­logy. The TU Dres­den is one out of ele­ven Ger­man Uni­ver­si­ties of Excel­lence.

Work­ing field:

The suc­cess­ful can­di­date will work on model­ling and simu­la­tion of gly­co­sa­mi­no­gly­can-pro­tein sys­tems in close col­la­bo­ra­tion with expe­ri­men­tal part­ners in the mul­ti­di­sci­pli­nary and highly col­la­bo­ra­tive envi­ron­ment of the sci­en­ti­fic Trans­re­gio net­work.

Require­ments:

The can­di­date should have a uni­ver­sity degree and a Doc­to­ral (Ph.D.) degree in struc­tu­ral and com­pu­ta­tio­nal bio­logy/phy­sics/che­mis­try or a rela­ted sci­en­ti­fic disci­pline. The ideal qua­li­fied can­di­date should be highly moti­va­ted and inte­rested in working in the mul­ti­di­sci­pli­nary, inter­na­tio­nal and highly col­la­bo­ra­tive envi­ron­ment of the Trans­re­gio sci­en­ti­fic net­work. The can­di­date should be able to work inde­pendently and also to be a team player. Sui­ta­ble can­di­da­tes should have out­stan­ding inter­na­tio­nally reco­gni­zed sci­en­ti­fic accom­plish­ments in the area of com­pu­ta­tio­nal glyco-bio­logy and strong expe­ri­ence with docking metho­do­logy and mole­cu­lar dyna­mics simu­la­ti­ons of pro­te­ins and gly­co­sa­mi­no­gly­cans. Pro­fi­ci­ency with AMBER and excel­lent com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills in Eng­lish will be requi­red.

How to ap­ply:

App­li­ca­ti­ons from women are par­ti­cu­larly wel­come. The same app­lies to people with disa­bi­li­ties
App­li­ca­tion: To apply for this posi­tion, please send elec­tro­ni­cally as a sin­gle PDF a cover let­ter and CV inclu­ding a rese­arch inte­rest state­ment, descrip­tion of past rese­arch activi­ties, publi­ca­ti­ons and names and e-mail addres­ses of three refe­rees until 14.08.2017 (stam­ped arri­val date of TU Dres­den app­lies) to: sbjobs@biotec.tu-dresden.de (Please note: We are cur­rently not able to receive elec­tro­ni­cally signed and encryp­ted data.) or to: TU Dres­den, BIO­TEC, Frau Ph.D. Maria Teresa Pisa­barro, Tatz­berg 47/49, 01307 Dres­den, Ger­many. Please sub­mit copies only, as your app­li­ca­tion will not be retur­ned to you.
The Rese­arch Group Struc­tu­ral Bio­in­for­ma­tics and the BIO­TEC are excel­lently equip­ped and pro­vide out­stan­ding working con­di­ti­ons in a very inter­na­tio­nal envi­ron­ment. The group has access to the super­com­pu­ting faci­li­ties of the TU Dres­den (ZIH). For sci­en­ti­fic details please refer to our group’s web site: http://www.biotec.tu-dresden.de/research/pisabarro.html