11 PhD positions (f/m) / 2 MD/PhD positions (f/m)

We are one of the youngest universities in Germany and think in terms of possibilities, not limitations. In the heart of the Ruhrregion, we develop ideas of the future at our 11 faculties. We are strong in research and teaching, live diversity, support potential and are highly committed to an educational equality that has earned this name.
 
The University Hospital Essen offers first class medical services in the Ruhr metropolis. Every year, 225.000 patients are treated in 26 clinics, 23 institutes and specialized centers. The over 6.000 employees offer medical care with state-of-the art diagnostics and therapies, which meet highest international standards. Patient care is connected with basic and translational research at an internationally competitive level.
 
The University of Duisburg-Essen offers within the
DFG-funded international Research Training Group 2098 (GRK 2098)
11 PhD positions (f/m) - E 13 TV-L, 65 %
2 MD/PhD positions (f/m) - E13 TV-L, 100 %
 
starting from October 1st, 2015.
 
The duration of the positions is initially limited up to September 30th, 2018. The salary is in accordance with the German public service salary scale, a New York allowance will be provided.
The pay grade classification depends on the personal and collective legal requirements.
 
The University of Duisburg-Essen in cooperation with Cornell University Medical College and Memorial-Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, welcomes applications for 11 PhD and 2 MD/ PhD for a three-year structured program in the field of the "Biomedicine of Sphingolipids" focusing on the role of the acid sphingomyelinase/acid ceramidase/sphingosine kinase system in signaling, tumor biology and treatment, inflammation and infectious biology as well as cardiovascular diseases. Focus is the translation of sphingolipid biology into pre-clinical and clinical projects.
Each thesis is organized as a joint project between groups in Essen and New York and an approximately one-year training with the groups in New York is an integral element of the GRK.
 
The following institutes are involved in the RTG:
 
Essen: University of Duisburg-Essen: Institutes of Physiology, Pathophysiology, Molecular Biology, Immunology, Medical Microbiology, Center for Ophthalmology.
 
New York: Weill Cornell Medical College, Memorial-Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
 
Potsdam: University of Potsdam: Institute of Nutritional Science
 
 
In the course of the newly established RTG excellent young academics from natural sciences or medicine will receive an outstanding education in the newly developing field of the Biomedicine of Sphingolipids.
The three-year structured program consists of lecture series, retreats, symposia, lab rotations, methods courses etc. (mandatory). In addition, participants will be offered the possibility to attend language courses and seminars.
Successful candidates will be awarded the PhD degree (Dr. rer. nat.).
The program is in English.

Requirements:
 
  • excellent graduation in the fields of biology, medicine, chemistry, medical biology,biochemistry or biotechnology (Master or equivalent)
  • proven interest in one or more of the above indicated research fields
  • highly motivated and committed
  • interested in participating actively in the program of the RTG
  • disposed to work with laboratory animals
  • very good written and spoken English skills
  • interest to perform a thesis in a truly international setting with studies in Essen and New York.
 
Application details:
Interested candidates (f/m) should send their applications together with the copies of all university degrees in one single pdf file to erich.gulbins@uni-due.de and also submit a written copy by regular mail. Please refer to “Application RTG 2098” in the subject line.
 
Deadline for application is 30th July 2015; application symposium/interviews will be performed in the 2nd week of August 2015.
 
Start of the program will be the October 1st, 2015.
 
Contact:
Prof. Dr. Erich Gulbins, Dept. of Molecular Biology, University of Duisburg-Essen, Hufelandstrasse 55, 45147 Essen, Germany, e-mail: erich.gulbins@uni-due.de
 
The University Duisburg-Essen aims at promoting the diversity of its members (see http://www.unidue.de/diversity/international.shtml). Applications from disabled or equivalents according to § 2 Abs. 3 SGB IX are encouraged. The participation in secondary employment depends on the „Hochschulnebentätigkeitsverordnung“ of North-Rhine Westphalia.
The positions are also available as part-time employment.
The University Duisburg-Essen aims at increasing the share of women in the scientific personnel and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply. Women will be preferentially considered when equally qualified according to the state equality law.
 
How to apply:
Interested candidates (f/m) should send their applications together with the copies of all university degrees in one single pdf file to erich.gulbins@uni-due.de and also submit a written copy by regular mail. Please refer to “Application RTG 2098” in the subject line.
 

Contact detail


How to apply:
Send application to
Prof. Dr. Erich Gulbins, Dept. of Molecular Biology, University of Duisburg-Essen, Hufelandstrasse 55, 45147 Essen, Germany, e-mail: erich.gulbins@uni-due.de
 

Job profile


Working hours
Can be Full-Time or Part-Time
Contract duration
Temporary
Type of job
PhD Project
Work experience
job experience is not required
Region
Germany (Nordrhein-Westfalen)
Working place
45147 Essen
Area of expertise
Biology & Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Human medicine, Chemistry
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