Structure Biologist (f/m/d) in the field of X-ray Crystallography 


Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY - DESY - Helmholtz Association

Hamburg, Germany 

Posted about 1 month ago. Expires on September 26, 2018




Area of research:

Scientific / postdoctoral posts

Job Description:

DESY is one of the world's leading research centres for photon science, particle and astroparticle physics as well as accelerator physics.

In the framework of the ERC Synergy Grant project AXSIS (Attosecond X-ray Science: Imaging and Spectroscopy) a team of international scientists is designing and building compact attosecond hard X-ray sources to explore their use in attosecond serial X-ray crystallography and spectroscopy to make movies of biological, chemical and physical processes on an attosecond time scale with atomic resolution.

The Position:

Research on the elucidation of water splitting in photosynthesis in the AXSIS project in cooperation with the AXSIS team, in particular: Planning, development and execution of biological and chemical sample preparation for the AXSIS project Planning, development and execution of X-ray diffraction data collection Planning, development and execution of the data analysis for the determination of the structure and function of the model and protein complexes Interpretation of the time-resolved structural changes during the water splitting process in photosystem II Writing of scientific articles and their publication in scientific journals as well as the presentation of the research results of the AXSIS project at national and international conferences


PhD in biochemistry, chemistry, (bio)physics or related fields Expertise in structural biology Expertise in structure determination by X-ray crystallography Expertise in the isolation and crystallization of proteins Expertise in obtaining X-ray diffraction data on XFEL and synchrotron radiation sources Good command of English language For further information please contact Prof. Henry Chapman, +49-40-8998-4155 - or Prof. Petra Fromme, +1-480-326-7840,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Salary and benefits are commensurate with those of public service organisations in Germany. Classification is based upon qualifications and assigned duties. DESY is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and encourages applications from women.


Please send your application quoting the reference code, also by E-Mail to Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY Personalabteilung | Kennziffer: Notkestraße 85 | 22607 Hamburg Telefon: 040 8998-3392 Bewerbungsschluss: 26.09.2018.