Postdoctoral Fellow - Mass Spectrometry and Structural Proteomics
Location:Heidelberg, Germany
Staff Category:Postdoctoral Fellow
Contract Duration:2 years
Grading:N/A
Closing Date:11 February 2018
Reference Number:HD_01225

Job Description

The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is one of the highest ranked scientific research organisations in the world. The Headquarters Laboratory is located in Heidelberg (Germany), with additional sites in Barcelona (Spain), Grenoble (France), Hamburg (Germany), Hinxton near Cambridge (UK), Rome (Italy).

EMBL is looking for a Postdoctoral fellow to join the group of Dr. Martin Beck. The Beck laboratory in specialized in integrative structural biology and proteomics approaches. The team studies mechanisms of nucleocytoplasmic exchange and protein complex assembly. The successful candidate will work in a collaborative environment together with structural biologists and cell biologists. The development of methods for quantitative and cross-linking mass spectrometry to complex samples are an essential aspect of the project.

Qualifications and Experience

The applicant should hold a university degree in a relevant field (Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Cell Biology, (Bio)Physics or (Bio)Engineering) and should have successfully completed her/his PhD studies (or expect the award of their degree soon). The applicant is expected to independently plan pursue the research project. Experience in at least one of the following areas will be an advantage: RNA-localization, mass spectrometry based proteomics and computational algorithms for the interpretation of large systems-wide data sets. Access to state of the art mass spectrometry equipment is available at EMBL. An initial contract of 2 years will be offered to the successful candidate but more long-term funding for an optional extension has been secured.

Application Instructions

Please apply online through www.embl.org/jobs

Additional Information

Please contact Martin Beck to request further information if needed.

EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation with a very collegial and family friendly working environment. The remuneration package comprise 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.


Please note that appointments on fixed term contracts can be renewed, depending on circumstances at the time of the review.