Dept. of Biochemistry
Doctoral Position at University of Bayreuth
Computational Biology/Protein Design
The Höcker lab is looking for a motivated computational biologist with an interest in the implementation and development of scientific software to join our team. The project is in collaboration with the Universities Zürich, Switzerland and Aston, UK. It is sponsored by the prestigious EU Horizon 2020 FET-OPEN program and will develop a disruptive technology to replace undefined, monoclonal reagent antibodies for application in medical diagnostics and basic life science research. Specifically, you will help to develop a series of modular, synthetic armadillo repeat proteins to be complexed together on demand, and so bind any peptide of interest. The computational predictions will be guiding the experimental testing from our collaborators.
We are looking for a highly motivated student with a Master in computer science, computational chemistry/biology, medicinal chemistry, or a related field. Ideally you’ll be proficient in C++ and python programming and have experience with protein design software or modeling ligand-binding interactions.
The position is part-time (65%) and available from October 2017. Payment is according to TV-L level E13. Applications from severely disabled individuals with equal qualification and aptitude will be given preference. The University of Bayreuth is an equal opportunity employer and we therefore especially encourage woman to apply.
Applications (including CV with publication list, research experience, Master certificate, transcripts, and two names and contact information for references) should be send as PDF or by mail to
Prof. Birte Höcker
Universität Bayreuth, Biochemistry
Universitätsstr. 30, NWIII
95447 Bayreuth, Germany