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Doctoral position: Dynamics of the cytoskeleton in early Drosophila embryo

Doctoral position: Dynamics of the cytoskeleton in early Drosophila embryo
This project is part of the recently evaluated and extended SFB937 (http://www.uni-goettingen.de/de/198253.html).
Organisation and dynamics of the cytoskeleton depends on cell type. On the tissue level, the cytoskeleton is also influenced by neighbouring cells. This creates feedback loops and regulatory circuits that are not easily analysed by conventional genetic and biochemical approach. We study cytoskeletal dynamics and its control in early Drosophila embryo, which represent a simple 2-D tissue model. Our studies include multimodal live imaging and biophysical approaches in addition to classical genetic and embryological methods to assess forces and functional interactions between cells. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the approach, the project is a collaboration between biologists and biophysicists. Further information can be obtained from Prof. J. Großhans (0551-398242).
The successful candidate will have a degree in Biology or related subjects. Solid skills in molecular genetics and biochemistry are mandatory. Experience in Drosophila genetics would be advantageous but is not a prerequisite. The position is available starting March 2015 or later.
Candidates with a strong interest in fundamental questions in biology are invited to submit an application in English or German (CV, copies of certificates, brief statement of interest) latest by January 10th, 2015 preferably by e-mail.

Contact detail

How to apply:
per e-mail latest by
10. Januar 2015
Send application to
Prof. J. Großhans
Institut für Entwicklungsbiochemie
Universitätsmedizin Göttingen
Justus-von-Liebig Weg 11
37077 Göttingen
Tel.: 0551-398242
e-mail: joerg.grosshans@medizin.uni-goettingen.de

Job profile

Working hours
Contract duration
Type of job
PhD Project
Work experience
job experience is not required
Germany (Niedersachsen)
Working place
37077 Göttingen
Area of expertise
Biology & Life Sciences