With over 48,000 students and around 5,000 employees, the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main is one of the largest universities in Germany. Founded in 1914 by Frankfurt's citizens and since 2008 back in the legal form of a foundation, the Goethe University possesses a high degree of independence, modernity and professional diversity. As a comprehensive university, the Goethe University Frankfurt offers more than 100 courses of study on five campuses in a total of 16 subject areas and at the same time possesses outstanding research strength.
The Department of Biochemistry, Chemistry and Pharmacy of the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main offers immediately a positions of a Research Assistant (m/f/d) (E9 a TV-G-U). Working with Dr Susanne Muller-Knapp within Structural Biology team at the SGC, Frankfurt.
Contract is until April 30th 2025. The salary grade is based on the job characteristics of the collective agreement applicable to Goethe University (TV-G-U). If the required qualifications are not available, you will be payed according to the next lower level based on the above named collective agreement.
They offer an exciting position embedded in an interdisciplinary research environment. They are looking for people that are highly qualified and motivated to join our international team.
The position is embedded in the Structural Genomics Consortium (SGC), a not-for-profit, public-private partnership encompassing 8 pharmaceutical companies that conducts pre-competitive research to facilitate the discovery of new medicines. Based at several additional international universities (Oxford, Toronto, Chapel Hill, Campinas) the SGC's work contributes to new hypotheses in understanding and treating human disease, and the subsequent identification of new targets for drug discovery. The SGC’s primary objectives are to produce and characterise the 3-dimensional structures of soluble proteins and of integral membrane proteins, to generate selective chemical probes for epigenetic proteins, kinases and other proteins, and to release these into the public domain. As part of its mission the SGC generates medically relevant reagents and knowledge related to human proteins and proteins from human parasites, which it shares through over 250 collaborations with researchers worldwide.
You will assist the research group, independently plan and evaluate experiments, in particular in the area of cell biology, as well as perform administrative lab management tasks. You will have an education as BTA, MTA, comparable education as technical assistant or a Bachelor in cell biology and have already practical lab experience. You are highly motivated, knowledgeable and have solid knowledge in molecular and cellular biology. You have practical experience in relevant techniques (cloning, tranfection, cellular assays), feel comfortable with relevant software, such as Graphpad Prism, Office and similar. You have a detail-oriented and responsible personality. Practical experience in high-throughput technologies and liquid handling is a plus. You are familiar with lab management and are capable to execute bench level experiments with the expectation that you will in time be able to write protocols and contribute to the design of experimental plans. You are expected to analyze data, record and report the results, discussion and conclusions and suggest a plan moving forward. You are passionate about your work and have a proactive attitude. You are comfortable to work with different personalities and cultures in an international team. Fluency in English is a prerequisite. We offer a highly stimulating and international research environment at the life science campus Riedberg, and salary according to TV-G-U as well as ‘Landesticket’.
Goethe University is striving to increase the proportion of female researchers and encourages in particular women to apply for the position. People with disabilities will be given priority over other applicants with the same qualifications.
Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a cover letter stating career interests, CV and contact addresses of at least two referees in a single PDF no later than 22.07.2020 to the following e-mail address: Susanne.email@example.com.