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Genetic Analysis of Extracellular Vesicle Budding in C. elegans embryos using Light and Electron Microscopy

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The Membrane laboratory of Dr. Wehman at the Rudolf Virchow Center for Experimental Biomedicine located at the University of Würzburg in Germany offers a PhD position.

The main focus of the lab is using genetic and imaging approaches to determine the molecular mechanisms of extracellular vesicle formation in the developing embryo of the nematode worm C. elegans. The funded position will focus on the role of lipids in regulating plasma membrane budding.

Highly motivated candidates with a Masters degree in biological sciences and an interest in molecular cell biology, molecular genetics, and/or developmental biology are encouraged to apply. Successful applicants must be fluent in English (both written and spoken) and be able to work both independently and as part of an international team. Previous experience with genetic model organisms, time-lapse imaging, electron microscopy, immunofluorescence, or molecular biology is preferred. 

The PhD student will be part of the Graduate School of Life Sciences. Salary is according to the collective agreement (TV-L). Disabled applicants will be preferentially considered in case of equivalent qualifications.

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How to apply:
Interested candidates should email an application including a cover letter detailing their relevant interests and expertise, a copy of their CV, and the contact information for at least two references.
Send application to
Dr. Ann Wehman
Josef-Schneider-Str. 2, Haus D15
97080 Würzburg

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PhD Project
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Germany (Bayern)
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97080 Wuerzburg
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Biology & Life Sciences