PhD position male/female - Reproductive Biology

The Institute of Reproductive Biology at the FBN invites applications for a

PhD position (male/female)

The PhD position is available for a three year fixed-term starting as soon as possible.

The salary will be remunerated with TV-L E13 (50%).

Reference number:       2016-27

Task Description:
As covalently attached modifications of lipids and proteins glycans are involved in several biological processes. The planned project aims to investigate the role of carbohydrates on fish eggs as well as sperms. Particular focuses will be placed on the protection against pathogens as well as on egg fertilization. The study will be performed in close collaboration with the group of Tom Goldammer (Fish Genetics Unit of the FBN). Furthermore, the development of novel highly sensitive HPLC- and MS-based strategies for in-depth characterization of glycans will be part of the project.

Our young research group is looking for a candidate with a master’s degree, a diploma or a comparable qualification in chemistry, biochemistry, biology or veterinary medicine. The candidate is expected to be a highly motivated team player. First knowledge of techniques/applications in cellular biology, molecular biology and instrumental analysis are required. Moreover, good knowledge of English (oral and written skills) is essential.
The Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN) is a foundation under public law and member of the Leibniz Association. The Institute with about 300 employees is performing fundamental and applied research in the field of the biology of farm animals. The Institute provides an interdisciplinary research environment and excellent experimental and analytical facilities.

Dummerstorf is located near the city of Rostock in the north-east of Germany (2 h drive from Berlin). We are an internationally oriented research institute. The compatibility of career and family is one of our central aims. The Institute is committed to increase the proportion of women in areas where they are underrepresented. Suitably qualified women are invited to apply. Handicapped applicants will be given preference in the case of equal qualification and capability. We explicitly encourage international applications.
We regret that traveling expenses related to the application cannot be reimbursed.
Your application should include the reference number, a motivation letter, curriculum vitae, address of two referees and copies of relevant documents. The application and employment process to hire an eligible candidate starts now and will terminate after successful recruitment.

For more detailed information contact Dr. Sebastian Galuska (galuska.sebastian@fbn‑, ( 038208/68 769).

Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN)
Verwaltung (St.Nr: 2016-27)
Wilhelm-Stahl-Allee 2
18196 Dummerstorf
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Contact detail

How to apply:
per Mail oder Post
Send application to
Frau Hahn

Job profile

Working hours
Contract duration
Type of job
PhD Project
Work experience
job experience is not required
Germany (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern)
Working place
18196 Dummerstorf
Area of expertise
Agricultural Sciences, Biology & Life Sciences, Chemistry, Veterinary Medicine

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