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!!! 2 new PhD positions from ERC-Grant are available !!!

Research topic: ribosome formation in vitro

Two pre-doctoral positions are available at Heidelberg University Biochemistry Center (BZH) as part of an

ERC Advanced Grant

The positions will be available from 1 September 2017 for an initial period of 3 years. Payment will be according to the German TV-L 13 (part-time). In the funded project, entitled Eukaryotic Ribosome Assembly, we study the earliest steps during eukaryotic ribosome assembly, focusing on

1) Development of in vitro assays to reveal the transition from the 90S pre-ribosome to the earliest pre-40S particle, exploiting the thermostable nature of the 90S pre-ribosome from a eukaryotic thermophile
2) Systematic search for ribosome biogenesis intermediates in Chaetomium thermophilum that mark the 90S>pre-40S transition. This will also require generation of dominant-negative mutants in Chaetomium thermophilum, which map in 90S factors in order to exploit them for isolation and structural characterization of novel types of pre-ribosomal particles.

Expected profile: Applicants should be highly motivated scientists with experience in biochemistry, molecular biology or structural biology. Application process: Please email your CV, statement of research interests and contact information of references to
Prof. Dr. Ed Hurt
Biochemie-Zentrum der
Universitæt Heidelberg (BZH)
Im Neuenheimer Feld 328
D-69120 Heidelberg/Germany
Tel: +49 6221 54 41 73

Also Postdoc and MSc positions are available:

We look for highly motivated colleagues interested in our ongoing projects. No specific knowledge is required, but a background or experience in cell biology, biochemistry, genetics, structural biology and a strong interest in nuclear organization and function, organelle biogenesis, intracellular transport, gene expression and yeast biology could be of benefit.

We offer a variety of attractive research projects that are related to our successful ongoing research (nuclear pore complex, mRNP and ribosome biogenesis/export). However, also several new projects that deal with thermophilic eukaryotic biology are currently developing.

We perform research at an inspiring and interdisciplinary department, the Heidelberg University Biochemistry Center (BZH), which is an integrative, highly successful and internationally reputed institution at the Heidelberg University Campus.

The Hurt.group participates in the Excellence Cluster Heidelberg University (CellNetworks), which offers excellent research opportunities for outstanding PhD and MD/PhD students from Germany and abroad.

If you are interested in joining the Hurt.group, please send an e-mail together with your CV and the necessary background information to Ed Hurt (ed.hurt@bzh.uni-heidelberg.de)

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