Senior Technical Officer: New Methods for Structural Modeling

  • EMBL
  • Germany
  • Oct 13, 2021
Science Full Time - Fixed Term

Job Description:

We are seeking to recruit a Senior Technical Officer to develop, implement and provide new computational methods for structural modeling of large macromolecular complexes. The research at the EMBL Hamburg Unit covers structural studies of large protein complexes using X-ray-based techniques, electron microscopy, and computational modeling. The recent AI-based modeling methods such as AlphaFold and RoseTTAfold have begun a new era in structural biology, in which accurate structural models can be built for many proteins. These new methods also create unprecedented opportunities for modeling large complexes based on experimental data. With this job opening, we aim to combine our expertise in integrative structural biology with these modeling methods to enable accurate modeling of large macromolecular complexes as a new EMBL platform  



EMBL offers a highly collaborative, uniquely international culture. The various EMBL units are strongly connected and cross-unit collaborations are not only possible but also strongly encouraged. It fosters top quality, interdisciplinary research by promoting a vibrant environment consisting of young independent research groups with access to outstanding graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and core facilities. EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organization with a very collegial and family-friendly working environment. The remuneration package comprises a competitive salary, a comprehensive pension scheme, medical, educational and other social benefits. EMBL is committed to internationality, diversity and equality, and as such encourages applications from underrepresented groups.  

We are Europe’s flagship research laboratory for the life sciences – an intergovernmental organisation performing scientific research in disciplines including molecular biology, physics, chemistry and computer science. We are an international, innovative and interdisciplinary laboratory with approximately 2000 employees from more than 80 countries, operating across six sites, in Heidelberg (HQ), Barcelona, Hinxton near Cambridge, Hamburg, Grenoble and Rome. Further information about research at EMBL Hamburg and CSSB can be found on the respective web pages.