[Neutron] PhD Position in Biophysics (Neutron scattering)

Thomas Hauß hauss at helmholtz-berlin.de
Mon Apr 12 11:37:06 CEST 2010

The Department of Chemistry, section Physical Biochemistry, Prof. Dr. Norbert A. Dencher, 
of the Technische Universität Darmstadt is inviting applications for a

Doctoral Position

Structure and dynamics of bio-membranes

The research covers the application of neutron scattering techniques for the study of 
membrane structure and dynamics in relevance to energy conversion and diseases, 
e.g. Alzheimer's dementia.

The research topics may include:
Neutron diffraction of biological membranes for structural determination of biomedical relevant 
peptides and pharmaceutical compounds Time-resolved neutron spectroscopy of protein 
dynamics in the picosecond time domain triggered by laser-excitation. Development of sample 
preparation techniques, such as netive gel-electrophoresis, HPLC, stopped-flow sample 

Qualification of the applicant: 
Highly motivated researcher with Diploma/Master in Chemistry or Physics and a strong 
background in Biochemistry and/of Biophysics.
Willingness to work in an international team; interest in applying large-scale research 
instruments like neutron spectrometers.

We offer: 
Close supervision in an interdisciplinary team and stimulating ambience. The successful 
candidate will be employed at the Technische Universität Darmstadt and can acquire a 
Doctoral degree of the Department of Chemistry. The permanent place of work is the 
Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie, Institute Soft Matter and Functional Materials. 
Apart the research word for graduation, the candidate has to fulfil part-time duties to supervise 
and/or perform experiments for external guest neutron users.

The position ist initially limited to 36 months and the salary level will be according to the 
Hessen union rate. Female applicants and handicapped applicants with equivalent background 
will be preferred. 

The position is currently open.

For further information please contact: 
Prof. Dr. Norbert A. Dencher, TU-Darmstadt (norbert.dencher at physiochem.tu-darmstadt.de) 
Dr. Thomas Hauß HZB (hauss at helmholtz-berlin.de Tel.: +49 3080622071)

Please refer to: 
Seelert H, Dani DN, Dante S, Hauß T, Krause F, Schafer E, Frenzel M, Poetsch A, Rexroth S, 
Schwassmann HJ, Suhai T, Vonck J, Dencher NA: From protons to OXPHOS supercomplexes 
and Alzheimer's disease: structure-dynamics-function relationships of energy-transducing 
membranes. Biochim Biophys Acta 2009, 1787(6):657-671


TU-Darmstadt job-offer web-page:

Please direct your applications to: 
Dekanat des Fachbereichs Chemie, Petersenstr. 20, 64287 Darmstadt
Code. Nr. 106 
Application deadline: 18-Apr-2010 (may be extended)
Dr. Thomas Hauß                           (Thomas Hauss)

Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH           
Lise-Meitner-Campus	Wannsee
Weiche Materie und funktionale Materialien
Hahn-Meitner-Platz 1		     
D 14109 Berlin

Tel: +49 (0)30 80 62 20 71
Fax: +49 (0)30 80 62 29 99

e-mail: hauss at helmholtz-berlin.de

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