Open Positions

Project and final theses:

The Institute for Biophysical Chemistry and the Research Institute for Structural Biochemistry continuously offer dissertations for students or graduates of medicine, biochemistry, biology, biophysics or related subjects.

The subjects offered include cell biology, biochemistry or structural biology, with topics including, amongst others, molecular motors, cell movement and drug design.


The following positions are currently vacant:


Postdoctoral researcher in Structural bioinformatics, Manstein lab, Dept. Structural Biochemistry, Hannover Medical School (MHH), Germany

The project focuses on molecular machines and their role in disease processes. We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher who will support us primarily with molecular dynamics simulations of ligand-induced changes in the conformational dynamics of molecular machines and their complexes. Knowledge in 3D structure determination of protein-protein and protein-ligand complexes is desired.

Our laboratory has state-of-the-art facilities for protein purification, crystallization, imaging and in situ X-ray diffraction of crystals, and dedicated computational resources for structural biology and bioinformatics.
Applicants are expected to have: (1) PhD degree, (2) demonstrated competency in structural bioinformatics, (3) expertise in protein crystallization, X-ray structure determination and structural analysis, (4) willingness to work as part of a collaborative, multidisciplinary team.
Deadline for applications: 15th January 2021. Please indicate your availability.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Application: The application should include (compiled in one .pdf file):
(1) a Letter of motivation describing your key expertise and research interests, and
(2) CV with list of publications and contact information for 1-2 referees (or letter of recommendation).

Informal inquiries should be e-mailed to with the subject “PDP- Structural bioinformatics”.

A link to the job advertisement can be found here.