PhD Student in Molecular Biology / Biotechnology / Biochemistry RWTH Aachen University Chair of Biotechnology Germany

PhD Student in Molecular Biology | Biotechnology | biochemistry



Dr. Felix Jakob


+49 241 80 23344


Chair of Biotechnology

Our profile

The core competence of the group of Prof. Schwaneberg is the evolutionary and rational design of proteins. The projects range from basic research to the elucidation of structural-functional relationships and their modeling, development of methods for directed evolution, optimization of biocatalysts for industrial material production and of peptides as materials for medical applications and plant health. In order to optimally fulfill the high expectations of our research in the future, we are looking for a scientific employee to expand our team in Aachen.

your profile

You have a university degree (Master or equivalent). Ideally, you already have some practical experience in performing a variety of work and methods from the fields of molecular biology, microbiology and protein biochemistry such as. B: 
cloning, expression, optimization, purification and characterization of recombinant proteins; ideally peptides 
enzyme or protein engineering 
development and application of cell-surface display systems 
Desirable knowledge of surface characterization (peptide bonding) 
In addition, you have a high degree of responsibility, motivation, teamwork and strong communication skills. Good English skills are required.

Your tasks

As part of the greenRelease project funded by BioSC, we are looking for a motivated doctoral candidate. The overall objective of the joint project is to significantly reduce the worldwide use of fungicides and herbicides and thus to minimize the resulting environmental impact. Their task is the anchor peptide engineering to bind the drug-loaded microgel container to the leaf surfaces. Further information on the greenRelease project can be found here:

our range

The recruitment takes place in the employment relationship. 
The position is to be filled on 01.01.2018 and limited until 31.12.2020. 
It is a part-time job with half the regular weekly working time. 
A doctorate exists. 
The place is rated with EG 13 TV-L. 

The RWTH is certified as a family-friendly university. 

We want to promote the careers of women at RWTH Aachen and are therefore looking forward to receiving applicants. 

Women are given preference for equal qualifications, aptitude and professional performance, provided that they are underrepresented in the organizational unit and do not prevail in the person of a competitor.

Applications of suitable disabled people are expressly desired.







RWTH Aachen University 

Chair of Biotechnology 

Worringerweg 3 

52074 Aachen


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