University Assistant (PhD position)

Updated: 9 months ago
Deadline: 19 Nov 2019

Start date/duration
  • as soon as possible
  • for 4 years

Job profile:
PhD position Meyer laboratory (University Innsbruck, Austria)  
The institute of Molecular Biology led by Dr. Dirk Meyer at the University Innsbruck, is seeking a highly motivated PhD student to contribute to our ongoing research on beta-cell differentiation and regeneration in the model zebrafish (see also ).
This PhD project is especially aimed to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying mnx1-regulated fate determination and beta-cell maturation. The analysis will involve genetic approaches, whole-mount imaging and cell tracing in embryonic and adult animal.  


  • must have a Master/Diploma in biology, biochemistry or molecular medicine and
  • a strong interest in molecular and cellular aspects of biology.
  • Previous experience with the zebrafish and with imaging and genomic techniques is preferred.
  • Proficiency in English is required.

In this position you are expected to write a dissertation in a stimulating environment using the university's infrastructure. You will hold your own lectures, tutor students and participate in administration. 50% of the working time is reserved for the thesis.


We are looking forward to receiving your online application.

The full, legally binding call for application (in German) including the salary be found here:

The University of Innsbruck is committed to raising the quota of female employees and therefore explicitly welcomes applications from qualified women. This applies in particular to scientific positions. In the case of female underrepresentation women with equal qualifications will be given priority.

In accordance with Austrian disability laws qualified people with special requirements are expressly encouraged to apply for jobs. For more information please contact the disabled confidant Dr. Adolf Sandbichler.

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