The Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry (www.ipb-halle.de) is a leading institution for research on plant secondary metabolites and metabolism. It is part of the national science campus "Plant Based Bioeconomy".
The Department of Bioorganic Chemistry (Prof. Wessjohann) has several openings for postdoctoral fellows. The latter requires the completion of a European master or an equivalent degree of an institution accepted by the Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, and fluency in English or German. Some positions are within projects funded by the EU (Bionexgen), the BMBF or industry. The IPB is an equal opportunity employer and applications from female researchers are especially welcome. Postdoctoral fellow positions: No. 10.1 Expert in protein expression and purification. You have a Ph.D. in biochemistry, biotechnology, or bioengineering, or have otherwise gained several years of experience in heterologous expression and purification of proteins from plants, bacteria or fungi, ideally on a preparative scale. The standard host will be E. coli, but other bacterial or fungal hosts may be required. No. 10.2 (EU) Application of oxidizing enzymes (P450, Peroxidases, Hydroxylases). We seek a biotechnologist, chemist or biochemist to study the regioselective hydroxylation of aromatic compounds by enzymes or cell based systems. The work will include the selection of suitable enzymes or strains and their application in lab scaIe semipreparative organic synthesis. Most likely P450 enzymes will show the desired properties, but more stable oxidases are preferred if they allow regio- and chemoselective reactions. Ideally you will have a Ph.D. (or equivalent expertise) and the ability or experience to head a small research project within an international project that also includes industrial partners. Please send your application (cover letter addressing your research interests, cv, transcripts of certificates and relevant scientific work, and – especially for postdocs: names/contacts of references and a publication list) in English or German until 30. June 2011* to: Leibniz-Institut für Pflanzenbiochemie (IPB) AG Personalangelegenheiten Frau K. Balkenhohl Weinberg 3 D-06120 Halle, Germany or as pdf (total max. 10 Mb) to firstname.lastname@example.org Please refer to application code (Kennziffer) 10/2011. *Applications received after June are welcome but some positions may be taken. Further information is available from: Prof. Dr. Ludger Wessjohann Tel.: +49 345 5582-1301 e-Mail: email@example.com