PhD position on Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Biophysics and Cell Biology (MM_2019_01)

 Uni Goettingen  Göttingen
A PhD position with a focus on Membrane Biology and Synthetic Biology at the Department of Cellular Biochemistry of the University Medical Center Göttingen (Germany) in the lab of Michael Meinecke is available.

Biological membranes exhibit a wide variety of beautiful and complex shapes associated with particular functions. Our group is interested in the fundamental molecular principles that lead to these shapes. We study the effects that membrane proteins have on membrane structure and are also interested in the effects that membranes have on the distribution and localization of proteins into clusters and micro-domains. Taking a multi-disciplinary approach, we use model membranes to reconstitute the structure and function of organelles in vitro and then correlate these results with in vivo imaging techniques.

One class of membrane proteins we are particularly interested in are ion-channels. Ion-channels cover a large variety of different molecular functions. Well-studied examples are protein translocases, potassium channels and bacterial pore forming toxins. We use biochemical and biophysical approaches to study the function and regulation of ion-channels on a single molecule level.

Highly motivated, creative students with an interest in biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology, and with good communication skills in English are encouraged to apply.

We are a young, international and interdisciplinary group offering projects with a broad range of techniques and integration into the excellent international research campus in Göttingen, Germany. Students will be integrated into a graduate school at the University of Göttingen (GGNB).

If you are interested in joining our group or if you have further questions, please, do not hesitate to contact Michael Meinecke. Please, send your application as a single PDF including a cover letter, CV, copies of exams, if possible two letters of reference and a list of publications (if appropriate).
We will only reply to applications in case of an invitation to an interview.

Tel.: +49 (0)551 39 8189

Activities and responsibilities

Protein Biochemistry
Single-channel Electrophysiology
Cell biology techniques
Electron Microscopy
Fluorescent Microscopy
Molecular biology techniques

Qualification profile

Master or equivalent degree in biology, biochemistry, physics, chemistry or other life sciences.


Broad scientific education
Integration into the excellent graduate school at the University of Göttingen (GGNB)

Send application to

Prof. Dr. Michael Meinecke
University Medical Center Göttingen
Department of Cellular Biochemistry
Humboldtallee 23
37073 Göttingen


While applying for the job please refer to jobvector and use the following reference number: MM_2019_01

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