PhD student (m/f/d)

Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry (IPB), Halle

The Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry in Halle (Saale), a research institute of the Leibniz Association, is offering a three-year position in the frame of a DFG-funded project for a

PhD student (m/f/d)

in Protein Biochemistry

at the Department of Bioorganic Chemistry within the research group “Biotechnology”.

We are looking for a creative, curious, team-minded and enthusiastic candidate to join our team to contribute to a project which will focus on the identification and optimization of enzymes. To create a toolbox of biocatalysts for oxyfunctionalization of natural products, state-of-the-art biochemical and enzymology approaches will be employed. The work will be performed in close collaboration with another PhD candidate, who will work on artificial intelligence-based computation.

The successful candidate must hold a Diploma or Master’s degree in (bio)chemistry, biology or a closely related field and is supposed to have a solid command of English communications skills. Applicants should have a strong background in one of the following fields: biochemistry, protein chemistry and molecular biology. Basic knowledge in enzymology would be highly appreciated.

The IPB is an international research institute located on the Weinberg-Campus of the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg and provides state-of-the-art facilities for research in plant biochemistry/proteomics, cell biology/imaging, and natural products chemistry/metabolomics. The Department of Bioorganic Chemistry offers a multinational, interdisciplinary, and highly stimulating scientific environment.

Please, contact Dr. Mehdi Davari (mehdi.davari(at)ipb-halle.de; Phone: +49(0)345 5582 1360) for additional information.

Salary and excellent benefits (social and health insurance) will be based on German laws for employees in the public sector (TV-L E 13, 65%).

Applications must include a cover letter describing research accomplishments and interests, a CV plus publication list, and contact details of 2 referees. Please send your complete application documents including the reference number 05/2022 exclusively by email to bewerbungen(at)ipb-halle.de.

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Please notice our data protection information for applicants (m/f/d) according to Article 13 and 14 GDPR concerning data protection processing in the application process https://www.ipb-halle.de/en/career/data-protection-information-for-applicants/.

The successful applicant with a degree that was not obtained at a German university must submit a certificate assessment for foreign university qualifications (Statement of Comparability for Foreign Higher Education Qualifications) from the Central Office for Foreign Education (https://www.kmk.org/zab/central-office-for-foreign-education).

Information about the research group and the IPB can be found on the homepage www.ipb-halle.de.