Offer 203 out of 412 from 10/03/23, 06:49


Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­sität Ber­lin - Faculty II - Institute of Chemistry - Department of Physical Chemistry / Bioenergetics

Research Assistant - 0.67 working time - salary grade 13 TV-L Berliner Hochschulen - 1st qualification period (PhD candidate)

Working field:

Research on structure-function relationships of carotenoid-binding proteins, especially of the Orange Carotenoid Protein (OCP)

  • Generation of cDNA constructs for protein and carotenoid production in bacteria by molecular-biological methods, site-directed mutagenesis, recombinant PCR
  • Carotenoid and protein production in bacteria, chromatographic purification and protein analytics
  • Biochemistry and mass spectrometry on carotenoids and carotenoid-binding proteins
  • Liposome preparations and experiments on carotenoid transfer between proteins and liposomes
  • UV/Vis absorption, CD and Fluorescence lifetime spectroscopy
  • Preparation of probes for small-angle X-ray and neutron scattering experiments (SAXS, SANS),
  • Structure-function studies on carotenoid-binding proteins
  • Writing/editing of scientific manuscripts for publication, conference and project reports
  • teaching duties (2 SWS) in practical courses and seminars in physical chemistry


  • Successful accomplishment of a Master‘s degree in Biophysics, Biochemistry, Biological Chemistry or Chemistry
  • Experience in molecular biology, protein biochemistry and chromatographic techniques (FPLC, HPLC, SEC, HIC)
  • Expertise in spectroscopic techniques (UV-Vis absorption spectroscopy, fluorescence spectroscopy

  • Experience with mass spectrometric analysis of proteins and bioorganic molecules (ESI-MS, LC-MS), basic skills in NMR structure determination of proteins
  • the ability to work in a team and to cooperate
  • sufficient language proficiency to teach classes in both German and English is expected

How to apply:

Please send your written application with Indication of the reference number with the usual documents (cover letter with curriculum vitae, list of publications if applicable) to the Technische Universität Berlin - Die Präsidentin - Fakultät II, Institut für Chemie, Fachgebiet Bioenergetik, Prof. Dr. Friedrich, Sekr. PC 14, Straße des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin or as PDF by e-mail to

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Technische Universität Berlin - Die Präsidentin - Fakultät II, Institut für Chemie, Fachgebiet Bioenergetik, Prof. Dr. Thomas Friedrich, Straße des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin