Project: The group of Rasmus Linser at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich is looking for a postdoctoral researcher in the field of bio-NMR. Our focus is the characterization of protein structure, dynamics andinteractions, using both solution and solid-state NMR spectroscopy. Inthe past, we have committed ourselves to the development of innovative NMR methodology as well as application of new and established methods tobetter understand the behavior of various proteins. Current interestsare dynamics playing a role for enzymatic function and for protein-small molecule interactions. Our lab has its own new 800 and 700 MHz magnets used for both, solids and solution. We own a broad selection of solids probes, including 3.2, 2.5, 1.3, and 0.7 mm, reaching up to the highest spin rates of commercially available technology above 110 kHz MAS. The biochemistry lab structure is very well set up (including for example a brand-new Beckman Coulter centrifuge and two ÄKTA systems) and furthermore well connected within the faculty.
Requirements: The preferred candidate has recently finished his PhD and has experience in both, expression and NMR characterization of proteins, including all aspects from screening of conditions, assignments, structure calculation, and basics of dynamics.
He or she should be a devoted scientist hungry for structural biology data and scientific exchange with his or her fellow coworkers. A social and committed personality is also an important prerequisite.
As a special aspect of this announcement, the ability and interest to get involved in teaching at the faculty, meaning fluent German and a Master’s degree in chemistry (profound knowledge of general and organic chemistry in addition to NMR) would be ideal.
Further information: Munich is a major science hub known for its lifestyle and culture, close to the Alps and picturesque nature reserves. The faculty for Chemistry and Pharmacy, including the GeneCenter, is around the corner from the Biology campus and the MPI for Biochemistry and has an extremely constructive and collegial vibe. The group forms part of several platforms fostering high-quality interdisciplinary research and scientific exchange, including the CIPSM Center of Excellence, the Center for NanoScience CeNS, and the LMU Center for Advanced Studies.
30 paid vacation days. Up to 14 months compensated parental leave possible.
Prof. Linser's webpage: www.cup.lmu.de/oc/linser/