Research Assistant in Quantitative Proteomics (m/f/d) (#FBRA02)

The Institute of Molecular Biology gGmbH ( is a Centre of Excellence for Life Sciences, funded by the Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation, and located in Mainz, Germany. IMB is part of the International PhD program in Mainz and qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to the upcoming call.

This is a unique opportunity to participate in a large-scale yeast proteome screen aiming to understand translational regulation using state of the art mass spectrometry in an established proteomics group.

The Butter group uses state-of-the-art mass spectrometry to answer questions in global gene regulation. For example, we have published developmental proteomes for Trypanosome brucei (Dejung et al., PLOS Pathog 2016) and Drosophila melanogaster (Casas-Vila et al., Genome Res 2017). In our quest to further understand posttranscriptional gene regulation, we are now setting up a large-scale quantitative proteomics screen in yeast.

We are looking for a candidate with very good organizational skills who is highly meticulous. You will grow yeast strains, extract proteins, perform sample preparation and measure proteomes on a high resolution orbitrap platform. For this project, no prior experience in MS-based proteomics is necessary; we will provide training in mass spectrometer operation and data analysis during the internship. You will gain experience in how to plan, conduct and analyze large-scale experiments in modern biology. We are looking for a strong team player as you will work in an interdisciplinary team with bench colleagues, mass spectrometry specialists and bioinformaticians. This 9-month research placement includes a fully funded scholarship to cover living expenses.

The position is to be filled as soon as possible and available until filled. Interested candidates can apply until 31 March 2021 to quoting reference #FBRA02. For further information please contact Dr. Butter ( IMB is an equal opportunity employer.

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