Postdoctoral Researcher Plant-Microbe Interface, Max Planck Institute, Germany

PhD in Germany, International Max Planck Research School

Postdoctoral Researcher Plant-Microbe Interface: Join the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology in Potsdam-Golm for a postdoctoral position focusing on the molecular basis of symbiotic plant-microbe interactions. This role involves utilizing cryogenic electron microscopy (cryo-EM) to study protein structures involved in mycorrhiza and root nodule symbiosis, with the aim of enhancing crop resilience to climate change.

Postdoctoral Researcher (m/f/d) | Receptor Structures at the Plant-Microbe Interface

Designation: Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Area: Receptor Structures at the Plant-Microbe Interface

Location: Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Potsdam-Golm, Germany

Eligibility/Qualification: Candidates should hold a Ph.D./doctoral degree in Biochemistry or a related field, with a strong background in protein biochemistry and structural biology (preferably in crystallography or cryo-EM). Experience in protein expression, biochemistry, structural biology, electron microscopy, and bioinformatics is desirable. Proficiency in English, strong communication skills, and a collaborative mindset are essential.

Job Description: The successful candidate will work in the Förderer laboratory on the research project ‘Molecular basis of symbiotic plant-microbe interaction’ at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Plant Physiology. Responsibilities include conducting cryo-EM studies on proteins involved in mycorrhiza and root nodule symbiosis, contributing to crop improvement strategies, and training team members in relevant methodologies.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should email applications to Dr. Alexander Förderer at with “Postdoc application” in the subject line. Applications must include a CV, contact information for at least two referees, a motivation letter explaining interest in the position and suitability for the role, and availability to start. Pre-enquiries can be directed to Dr. Alexander Förderer. The deadline for initial applications is May 8, 2024.

Last Date for Apply: May 8, 2024



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