DOCTORAL POSITION in Molecular Microbiology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany, in the group of Prof. Dr. Kirsten Jung. A position (E13 65%) for a doctoral researcher (m/f/d)

Project: Methylation of mRNA is an important regulator of physiological processes in eukaryotes, but it has not been thoroughly studied in prokaryotes. This project focuses on “The role of mRNA modification in the stress response of bacteria”. Working on the topic requires a combination of biochemical (RNA biochemistry) and microbiological techniques.

It will be the task of the doctoral researcher to characterize the dynamics mRNA modifications (m6A and m5C) in bacteria under various stress conditions, identify enzymes of the mRNA modification machinery and characterize RNA-protein interactions using biophysical methods. The project is funded by the DFG and embedded in the Collaborative Research Center (CRC) 1309 “Chemical Biology of Epigenetic Modifications”.

Requirements: The candidate should have an MSc. (or equivalent) in Life Sciences (Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biology, Microbiology). The candidate should be highly motivated and determined and have a strong interest in biochemistry and the application of interdisciplinary approaches.

Qualifications: Experience in RNA biochemical methods and bioinformatics are required.

Environment: The Integrated Research Training Group 1309 (IRTG) provides a tailor-made training environment for doctoral researchers active in the CRC on “Chemical Biology of Epigenetic Modifications”.

Please send your complete application in English as a single PDF (CV, motivation statement and research experience, record of study, certificates and contact information of two referees) to Prof. Dr. Kirsten Jung ( until June 30, 2022.
Starting date: September 1, 2022
Duration: 3 and half years (with the aim of completing the doctorate)

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