PhD Position – Cryo-EM of Membrane Remodeling Proteins


Conducting research for a changing society: This is what drives us at Forschungs­zentrum Jülich. As a member of the Helmholtz Association, we aim to tackle the grand societal challenges of our time and conduct research into the possibilities of a digitized society, a climate-friendly energy system, and a resource-efficient economy. Work together with around 7,100 employees in one of Europe’s biggest research centres and help us to shape change! The Ernst Ruska-Centre (ER-C) at the Forschungszentrum Jülich is one of the world-leading electron microscopy centres with more than 15 electron microscopes. At the ER-C-3, the Structural Biology division of the ER-C, we investigate the structural and molecular mechanism of membrane biology and push the development of cryo-EM-related methodology. We use a comprehensive electron microscopy approach to study the biological structures of membrane-associated protein complexes. Our main methods of investigation are single-particle electron cryo-microscopy (cryo-EM) as well as electron cryo-tomography (cryo-ET) that we are also developing to advance existing imaging technologies towards high-resolution structural biology. Please find more information about the ER-C-3 here: We are offering a PhD Position – Cryo-EM of Membrane Remodeling Proteins