The Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion (MPI CEC) in Mülheim an der Ruhr studies fundamental chemical processes for energy storage in chemical molecules. The department of “Inorganic Spectroscopy” is presently looking for a candidate for a
PhD Student or Postdoc Position (m/f/div)
in biochemistry and inorganic spectroscopy
The position is available immediately. The doctoral researcher will work on a three-year doctoral program and the postdoctoral position is initially for twelve months, with the possibility of two additional one-year renewals.
The successful candidate will be supervised by Prof. Serena DeBeer and will work closely with the “Metalloenzyme Mechanistic Explorations” research team headed by Dr. Kushal Sengupta.
The Department of Inorganic Spectroscopy at MPI CEC provides a unique environment which brings together state-of-the-art experimental approaches with theory to understand challenging questions in energy research. The appointed researcher will be involved in the protein purification, biochemical and bio-physical experiments, and spectroscopic characterization (including EPR and X-ray-based techniques). The researcher will also take part in analyzing the data and preparing scientific publications.
For the PhD position, we require the master's degree certificate in chemistry or biochemistry, and for the postdoctoral position, we also require the PhD degree in chemistry or biochemistry. The candidate should have a strong background in biochemistry with an interest to learn spectroscopy or should have a strong background in inorganic spectroscopy and openness to learn biochemistry.
We offer an international, dynamic working environment in a renowned research institute, family-friendly jobs, and flexible working hours. The PhD will be remunerated according to the Max Planck Society's funding guidelines for junior scientists and the postdoctoral position according to TVöD (Bund) in line with your qualifications and professional experience.
The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. The Max Planck Society endeavours to achieve gender equality and diversity. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.
Your detailed application should include a cover letter with description of past experience, a curriculum vitae with the contact details of three referees, and a copy of your degree certificate. If we have aroused your interest, then please send your application preferably in digital form until February 28th, 2023 stating the reference code “SD029” to:
Professor Dr. Serena DeBeer and Dr. Kushal Sengupta
Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion
45470 Mülheim an der Ruhr
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Further information regarding the data protection for applicants can be found on our webpage: https://www.cec.mpg.de/en/career/data-protection-information-for-applicants.