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PhD Student genetics and biochemistry

Jacobs University is a private, state-accredited, English-language research university in Bremen, Germany.
In the Biochemistry Laboratory Ribogenetics, there is an opening for a PhD student (m/f, 50% of regular working time) to work from January 2017 on the question
Why is Dictyostelium resistant against viruses?
In this project, which is funded for three years by the Tönjes Vagt Foundation, the PhD student will work on various mechanisms of RNA-mediated gene regulation to identify core components, which confer virus resistance to the amoeba. Training in various techniques from molecular biology will be provided, including advanced methods like LSM, RNAseq and mass spectrometry.
Your qualifications:
  • Excellent background in biochemistry and genetics
  • M.Sc. degree or Diploma in the Life Sciences. Candidates expecting to receive their M.Sc. degree in the next three months are warmly invited to apply as well
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in the English language
  • Team player, with good communication skills, highly self-motivated and able to work independently with excellent time management skills.
  • Previous practical experience in working with Dictyostelium discoideum or with RNA molecules is a pre-requisite for a successful application

How to apply:
If you're interested in joining the Ribogenetics team, please submit your application, including cv, letter of motivation, certificates, list of publications (if applicable) and names and email addresses of at least two referees as one file via email to
Prof. Dr. Christian Hammann,
Send application to
Prof. Dr. Christian Hammann,
While applying for the job please refer to jobvector and use the following reference number: 50638

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