July 4, 2019

The Molecular Biophysics group of Prof. Sandro Keller invites applications for a

Postdoctoral Position in Membrane Biophysics

initially for one year (possibly with extension) starting as soon as possible.

The research activities of the Keller group lie at the interface of biology, chemistry, and physics, with a particular focus on protein–lipid interactions. More information can be found here:

Tasks and responsibilities
The project aims at (1) unravelling the mechanism of action of a human pore-forming protein and (2) testing small-molecule inhibitors of pore formation. This shall be accomplished with the aid of a range of biophysical and biochemical methods, in particular, time-resolved and steady-state fluorescence spectroscopy and electrophysiological experiments using planar lipid bilayers. The postdoctoral fellow is expected to take the lead in a highly competitive research project involving academic and industrial collaborators, write publications, and give oral presentations at international conferences.

We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow with

• a PhD in molecular biology, chemistry, physics, or related fields
• expertise in membrane biophysics or biochemistry, ideally of pore-forming proteins
• experience with optical spectroscopy or planar lipid bilayers
• a strong publication record
• the ability to work independently and in teams
• proficiency in written and spoken English

Applications must be in English and include the following information in a single PDF:
• a motivation letter (max. two pages)
• a curriculum vitae (max. two pages)
• a list of publications

Please e-mail your application to before 12.07.2019.