Research Fellow (m/f/d) | Structural Biology / Chromatin Biology

Einsatzort: Frankfurt am Main


  • Developmental and Evolutionary Biology & Genetics
  • Structural and Cell Biology

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Research Fellow (m/f/d) | Structural Biology / Chromatin Biology

Stellenangebot vom 17.11.2020

The Max Planck Institute of Biophysics is an internationally leading research institution in the fields of structural biology, biophysics and cell biology located at the center of the Frankfurt science campus. We invite applications for a Research Fellow (m/f/d) in Structural Biology / Chromatin Biology to join the laboratories of Eugene Kim (starting 2021) and Martin Beck to pursue a collaborative project together with the laboratory of Christian Häring at the University of Würzburg (located within 1 hour from Frankfurt).

Our Requirements

Applicants should hold a degree in the Life Sciences, have a strong publication track record and have an affinity to biochemistry, structural biology and single-molecule imaging. Experience in one or more of the following areas will be beneficial: chromatin biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, advanced imaging and cryo-EM. Applications from both postdocs and PhD candidates will be considered.

We offer

The successful applicant will pursue a collaborative project at the interface of the three laboratories. Access to cutting edge facilities for imaging and cryo-EM is available. Training in advanced light microscopy, cryo electron tomography and subtomogram averaging will be provided, if required.


1.    Kim et al. (2020). DNA-loop extruding condensin complexes can traverse one another. Nature 579 (7799): 438-442.
2.    Lee, Merkel et al. (2020). Cryo-EM structures of holo condensin reveal a subunit flip-flop mechanism. Nat Struct Mol Biol. 2020 Aug; 27 (8): 743-751.



Please submit your application to  until 30.11.2020 and arrange for at least two letters of recommendation.

The Institute and the Max Planck Society intend to enhance the proportion of women in areas where they are underrepresented, and they are therefore especially encouraged to apply. The Max-Planck Society welcomes and encourages applications by disabled individuals.


Max Planck Institute of Biophysics
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60438 Frankfurt am Main