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PhD position in Molecular Cell Biology/Biochemistry

A PhD position is available in the lab of Prof. Dr. Ralph Kehlenbach at the Center for Biochemistry and Molecular Cell Biology in Goettingen, Germany. The project focuses on structural and/or cell biological aspects of protein transport between the nucleus and the cytoplasm (for recent publications see Wälde et al., 2012, Traffic 13, 218-233, Waldmann et al., 2012, J. Cell Science. 124, 144-154; Roloff et al., J. Biol. Chem. 288, 3952-63; Thakar et al., 2013, Mol. Cell. Proteomics, 12, 664-678; Frohnert et al., 2014, PLoS one, 9(2):e88887). For a brief overview of the institute and of our work, please visit our website (http://biochemie.uni-goettingen.de/index.php?id=306). We take part in the Goettingen Graduate School for Neurosciences, Biophysics, and Molecular Biosciences (GGNB), which is funded by the German Federal and State Government (Excellence Initiative; http://www.uni-goettingen.de/en/56640.html). The project is funded by the DFG.

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with a degree (diploma/masters) in life sciences and a good understanding of biochemistry/cell biology. Experience in cloning, protein purification, microscopy and/or structural biology is preferred. Applications containing a cover letter explaining relevant work experience, CV, copies of final certificates (school + university) and contact details of two referees should be sent to: rkehlen@gwdg.de in a single PDF-file no later than April 22, 2015 (subject: JV 04-15). Alternatively, applications can be mailed to:
Prof. Dr. Ralph Kehlenbach
Institut für Molekularbiologie
Humboldtallee 23
37073 Goettingen
The University of Goettingen is an equal opportunities employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for female scientists. Qualified women are therefore encouraged to apply. Disabled persons with equivalent aptitude for the position will be favored.

Contact detail

How to apply:
(single PDF-file)
Send application to
Prof. Dr. Ralph Kehlenbach
Institut für Molekularbiologie
Humboldtallee 23
37073 Goettingen


Job profile

Working hours
Contract duration
Type of job
PhD Project
Work experience
job experience is not required
Germany (Niedersachsen)
Working place
37073 Göttingen
Area of expertise
Biology & Life Sciences