The VALIDATE Network - Vaccine development for complex intracellular neglected pathogens
Group Leader: Molecular Systems Biology - EMBL Heidelberg, 2019
Deadline date for applications: 13 Oct 2019
Contract duration - 5 years (renewable)
The Structural and Computational Biology (SCB) Unit at EMBL Heidelberg pursues an ambitious research programme in integrated structural and computational systems biology, bridging between various temporal and spatial scales, from molecules to ecosystems. The Unit seeks to recruit an outstanding group leader to address fundamental questions in structural, molecular or cellular biology.
Establish an independent and innovative research programme. Research areas can be as diverse as (high-throughput) biochemistry (e.g. characterization of protein-protein interactions, ribosome profiling, enzymology), integrated structural biology, biophysics (e.g. single-molecule approaches to study protein dynamics, cellular phase-separation), chemical biology (e.g. protein labeling, sensors and switches, development of small molecules to control biological functions), proteomics (e.g. top-down or bottom-up proteomics, post-translational modifications), synthetic biology (e.g. introducing new functionalities in biological macromolecules) or a mixture thereof. The research should interface with or contribute to systemic approaches in structural biology, a concept that the unit is pursuing, in conjunction with a strong computational biology programme.
We expect that fundamental biological or methodological questions are addressed and that the successful candidate will complement and synergize with the existing activities of the SCB Unit. You should therefore demonstrate a strong motivation to work in the collaborative and multidisciplinary environment of EMBL.
Why join us
EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organization with a very collegial and family friendly working environment. The remuneration package comprises from a competitive salary, a comprehensive pension scheme, medical, educational and other social benefits, as well as financial support for relocation and installation, including your family and the availability of an excellent child care facility on campus.