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We have 2 years funded Postdoc position to study gene machines at the single molecule level !

The Dulin lab has one fully funded Post-doc position for 2 years  in biophysics to study protein-nucleic acids interactions. The successful candidate will investigate genome processing machines, such as RNA polymerase, using state of the art single molecule techniques, e.g. magnetic tweezers. Within the lab, the successful candidate will perform experiments and develop new computational analysis tools to characterise how DNA is transcribed into RNA at the single-molecule level.

Qualifications:

We are seeking for

  • an outstanding experimentalist with a PhD thesis in Biophysics or Physics. Experience in optics, biophysics (experimental or theoretical), and computer programing (Labview, Python, Matlab, C++…) will be strongly appreciated.
  • a creative and hard working individual that has a strong interest in crossing research fields.

She/He will successfully develop and combine different expertise in physics, biology and software programming to understand the fundamental steps in transcription initiation. Proficiency in English (both speaking and writing) is required.

Environment:

The Dulin lab has started in September 2016 a new field of research at the Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, using single-molecule techniques to answer fundamental questions in biology. Our lab is one of the junior research groups at the University Hospital supported by the Interdisciplinary Center for Clinical Research (IZKF). The Dulin lab has a strong expertise in single-molecule techniques and data analysis, with a specific focus on magnetic tweezers and single-molecule FRET experiments to study genome processing machines, such as RNA polymerases and helicases. The Friedrich Alexander University (FAU) is located in Erlangen and Nuremberg in the north of the Bavaria state and is part of the Medical Valley. FAU is one of the best universities in Germany, being recently ranked amongst the most innovative universities in Europe.

Application

The position is funded for 2 years. Preferable starting date is January 7th 2019. The position will remain open until filled. The salary is in accordance with the German federal public service salary scale (TVL), i.e. 100% E13. To apply, please send a cover letter (one page max), a Curriculum Vitae (two pages max), a publication list, an official listing of the grades of the Master degree and the contact details of two references to Dr. David Dulin (david.dulin[at]uk-erlangen.de). All the documents must be written in English.

The successful candidates will join a young and enthusiastic team of biophysicists and biochemists ready to tackle exciting problem in the molecular biology. She/he will have access to an imaging facility (OICE), to state of the art magnetic tweezers apparatuses, to a molecular biology facility and to the technical support of an experienced molecular biologist. They will have the opportunity to present their work at international conference and to participate to summer school in order to develop their scientific skills.

Application deadline: the position will remain open until filled. Apply ASAP!