PhD student

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Germany,
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 11 Dec 2020

The Interfaculty Institute for Microbiology and Infection Medicine (IMIT), Organismic Interactions at the University of Tübingen is offering a

PhD position (m/f/d)

(E 13 TV-L, 65%)

Our research is focusing on the cell biology of multicellular cyanobacteria and their intracellular communication system. The PhD student will investigate mechanism and structure of cell septal junctions (Weiss et al. Cell. 2019), using state-of-the-art techniques of genomics, cell imaging and protein biochemistry.

The IMIT and the Cluster of Excellence (cmfi) are providing a first-class research environment with a unique opportunity to conduct this research, by highly interactive groups with state-of-the-art methodological equipment.

The PhD position will be in the group of Iris Maldener and will be associated with the qualification programme of the Interfaculty Graduate School of Infection Biology and Microbiology (IGIM). The earliest possible start is the 1st of January 2020 and funded for three years.

The ideal candidate will have an excellent master degree in biological sciences, with a strong background in cellular microbiology, molecular biology tools and biochemistry. High motivation, dedication to research, experimental creativity, cooperative and self-organized working is expected. Proficiency in written and spoken English is required.

We offer a position for a PhD student (65% E 13 TV-L) in an international team and excellent equipped laboratory at the University of Tübingen. The university seeks to raise the number of women in research and teaching and therefore urges qualified women academics to apply for these positions. Equally qualified applicants with disabilities will be given preference.

Interested candidates should send their application including a statement of interest (max. 1 page), CV, copies of university degree(s) with grades, a short summary of the master’s thesis and two letters of recommendation as a single PDF document to referencing the keyword “Septal junctions - PhD position”. Please note, that only complete applications will be considered.

Application deadline: 10. Dec. 2020


PD Dr. Iris Maldener

Eberhard Karls University

Center of Excellence cmfi

IMIT/Organismische Interaktionen

Auf der Morgenstelle 28

72076 Tübingen

The employment will be carried out by the central administration of the University of Tübingen

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