The Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main is one of the largest universities in Germany with around 44,000 students and with about 5,700 employees. Founded in 1914 by Frankfurt
citizens and since 2008 once again proud of its foundation status, Goethe University possesses a high degree of autonomy, modernity, and professional diversity. As a comprehensive university,
Goethe University Frankfurt offers a total of 16 departments on five campuses and more than 154 degree programs alongside an outstanding research reputation. Furthermore, the Goethe University
is part of the Group of Rhine-Main-Universities (RMU).
The Institute of Biochemistry
in the Department of Biochemistry, Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences of Goethe University Frankfurt am Main offers the position of a
Research Group Leader /
Early Career Scientist (m/f/d)
within CRC 1507 „Protein Assemblies and Machineries in Cell Membranes"
starting at the next possible date, initially funded for a period of 4 years. The salary grade is based on the job characteristics of the collective agreement applicable to Goethe University (E14 TV-G-U).
We are looking for an outstanding early career scientist who is willing to take the opportunity to start an independent research group within the newly established Collaborative Research Center 1507 (www.sfb1507.de
) and to apply for a research grant (Emmy Noether Programme, ERC Starting Grant or similar funding). Our CRC involves 20 project leaders and around 100 employees striving for an in-depth, quantitative understanding of the structure, dynamics and function of key membrane-associated assemblies, machineries, and supercomplexes as a basis for a multiscale decoding of the associated cellular processes.
The new research group will use cutting-edge methods of biochemistry and structural biology to discover the organizational principles and operational mechanisms of protein assemblies and machineries at and across compartmentalization boundaries. Research should focus on a central topic to elucidate the role and modular organization of functional units confined in membranes, ideally using highly innovative methods. The research program is expected to complement the scientific interests of the Department of Biochemistry, Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences and should be connected to collaborative research activities of the Institute of Biochemistry. The group will be provided with laboratory space and a modern research infrastructure including central research facilities ranging from cryo-electron microscopy, X-ray crystallography, nuclear/electron resonance spectroscopy, and advanced light microscopy to mass spectrometry, ultrafast spectroscopy, optogenetics and artificial intelligence-guided molecular dynamics simulations and modelling.
You have a completed university degree, an excellent dissertation in the field of natural or life sciences, and an outstanding publication record. Based on the professional research experience you have already gained (e. g. as postdoctoral scientist), you would now like to take on leadership responsibilities in a multidisciplinary and international environment.
- Targeted, individual support and excellent development opportunities in a lively research environment
- An attractive workplace in an international setting on Science Campus Riedberg
- Long-term perspectives at Goethe University Frankfurt (extension of employment possible after 4 years)
- Social benefits (free job ticket, company pension scheme, etc.)
- Access to university facilities (e. g. library services, university sports)
- Possibility of childcare (nursery and kindergarten) as well as subsidy for vacation care for school children
The Goethe University is committed to a policy of providing equal employment opportunities for both men and women alike, and therefore encourages particularly women to apply for the position/s offered. Individuals with severe disability will be prioritized in case of equal aptitude and ability.
Are you interested? Your application package should include a short description of your past research and future plans (max. 2 pages), CV, publication list, copies of certificates and 2 academic references. Please send your application in English as a single pdf file via e-mail (email@example.com
) to: Goethe University Frankfurt, Prof. Dr. Robert Tampé, Institute of Biochemistry, Max-von-Laue-Str. 9, 60438 Frankfurt/Main. Application deadline is January 31st, 2023
We are looking forward to receiving your application!