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The DFG-funded research training group (GRK 2213) „Membrane Plasticity in Tissue Development and Remodeling“ at the Faculties Biology and Medicine offers for a period of 3 years, if no further times of qualification must be considered, one third-party funded, part-time position (65 % of a full-time position) for a
Research Assistant (PhD student)

beginning as soon as possible. Contracts terminate after three years – given doctoral qualification has not been started yet. Salary and benefits are according to a public service position in Germany (TV-H), pay grade E 13, and commensurate with experience.

The GRK 2213 is a training program whose researchers study dynamic processes at the cell membrane as an interface of cell-cell communication. The focus is on molecular signals affecting plasma membrane morphology during organ development and tissue homeostasis.

Activities and responsibilities

The tasks include scientific services, performing genetic, cell- and molecular biological techniques as well as the analysis of actin regulators and signalling pathways relevant for the development of Drosophila. In detail, the successful candidate will analyse the function of phosphoinositide signalling in actin- and membrane dynamics using the aforementioned techniques and recent high-resolution confocal microscopy (SDM, LSM, Light-Sheet Microscopy).

As part of the assigned duties, there will be ample opportunity to conduct independent scientific research necessary for the completion of a doctorate. The limitation complies to § 2, 1 WissZeitVG.

Qualification profile

The PhD student position requires a Master of Science or an equivalent degree in Biology, Biochemistry or a similar subject, and experience in cell biological, genetic and molecular biological techniques. As the candidates are expected to graduate within the GRK 2213, active participation in the program of the GRK 2213, and its design, and organization are mandatory. We are looking for highly motivated team players with fluent communication skills in English and an exceedingly high level of self-motivation. Experience in Drosophila genetics and high-resolution confocal microscopy (SDM, LSM, ‚Light-Sheet‘ Microscopy) are beneficial.

If you have additional questions, please contact the coordinator by email (to Katja Gessner, grk2213@biologie.uni-marburg.de) or visit our website www.uni-marburg.de/fb17/forschung/gradkoll/gradkoll5 for further information.


We actively support the professional development of junior researchers, e.g. by the offers of the Marburg Research Academy (MARA), the International Office, the Higher Education Didactics Office and the Human Resources Development Office.

We support women and strongly encourage them to apply. In areas where women are under-represented, female applicants will be preferred in case of equal qualifications. Applicants with children are welcome – Philipps-University is certified as a family-friendly university. Sharing a full-time position (§ 8 Abs. 2 S. 1 HGlG) as well as a reduction of working time is possible. Applicants with a disability as described in SGB IX (§ 2 Abs. 2, 3) will be preferred in case of equal qualifications. Application and interview costs can not be refunded.

Send application to

We provide forms and detail information on our website (https://www.uni-marburg.de/fb17/forschung/gradkoll/gradkoll5/howtoapply) to be used for your application. Submit your application as one pdf file by 1st of February 2019 quoting the reference fb17-0041-wmz-2018. Send your email to the GRK 2213 at the Faculty Medicine of the Philipps-Universität Marburg, Prof. Dr. S. Bogdan (sven.bogdan@staff.uni-marburg.de).

While applying for the job please refer to jobvector and use the following reference number: fb17-0041-wmz-2018

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