PhD Position in Life Sciences

Within the International Research Training Group (IRTG 1830), the following PhD Position is available in the lab of Prof. Dr. Johannes Herrmann (Cell Biology, Faculty of Biology, University of Kaiserslautern):
Regulation of mitochondrial protein biogenesis under pathophysiological conditions
Mitochondria are essential organelles that consist of about 1,000 different proteins. Most of these proteins are synthesized in the cytosol from where they are imported into mitochondria. The components of the translocation machinery of the outer and inner membrane have been identified and the principles by which they mediate protein translocation studied in some detail. However, we have very little understanding of the mechanisms that regulate mitochondrial protein biogenesis. In this project, we will address two questions: (i) how do different redox conditions in the cell modulate protein translocation into mitochondria, and (ii) how do cytosolic aggregates interfere with the import of mitochondrial precursors? Both projects have high biological and medical relevance. We are looking for PhD students interested in biochemistry, genetics, proteomics and, due to the close collaboration with our partners in Canada, in molecular medicine.
The program includes a 6-months stay in a lab of our Canadian partners and offers excellent scientific and transferable skills training at all participating locations. The program language is English and there are no tuition fees. The successful candidate will receive a contract (65% TVL13), as well as support with administrative matters, accommodation, visas etc. We invite applications from highly qualified and motivated students of any nationality and we are looking forward to your application for the PhD fellowship in our group.
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Contact detail

How to apply:
Send application to
Dr. Gabriele Amoroso
Department of Plant Physiology
Faculty of Biology
University of Kaiserslautern
D-67663 Kaiserslautern
Phone: + 49 (0)631-205-3633
Fax: +49 (0)631-205-2600

Job profile

Working hours
Can be Full-Time or Part-Time
Contract duration
Type of job
PhD Project
Work experience
job experience is not required
Germany (Rheinland-Pfalz)
Working place
67663 Kaiserslautern
Area of expertise
Biology & Life Sciences, Chemistry

About IRTG 1830

Dysfunction of membrane proteins and of protein compartmentalization can seriously compromise normal functioning of cells and organs, and has been implicated in detrimental diseases. Moreover, altered activity of many membrane proteins causes dramatic effects on developmental and cellular adaptation processes in animal and plant cells. The IRTG 1830 aims to investigate selected membrane...

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