Post-Doctoral position open at The EvoChromo laboratory

The Schur, Berger and Schleper Labs are joining forces to understand the origins of eukaryotic chromatin. The interdisciplinary project is funded by the Austrian science fund (FWF) in the frame of the excellent=austria initiative.  

For this project, the Schur Lab at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (ISTA) is seeking candidates for a post-doctoral position with expertise in structural biology and cryo-electron microscopy/tomography. Experience in chromatin or the cell biology of Archaea is preferred, but not required. The candidate will develop a project on evolution in Archaea of protein complexes involved in chromatin activity that prefigure eukaryotic chromatin. To this end, the successful candidate will be using and developing in situ structural biology approaches using cryo-EM/cryo-ET.

Although your primary employer will be ISTA, you will interact and work regularly with the other research groups and you become part of this newly forming EvoChromo laboratory without walls.

Details of the project framework can be found at:

For applying please send your CV, a cover letter and contact details of three referees to Florian Schur:

Find out more about the work of the Schur group at

Candidate profile:
•PhD degree in Structural Biology, Computational Biology or related field
•Experience in cryo-electron microscopy/tomography and associated image analysis, additional expertise in cell biology of archaea, chromatin biology and biochemistry is highly valued.
• High level of interest in developing new workflows for solving biological questions in in situ structural biology
• Committed to research excellence with a demonstrated relevant publication track record in leading scientific journals
• A proven ability to conduct independent research, as well as to work effectively as a member of a research team
• Interest in mentoring graduate students
• Ability to solve problems creatively and carefully
• Excellent command of English (working language)
• Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational and time management skills