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PhD Position in Molecular Parasitology

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Project: The cytoskeleton, cellular morphogenesis and organelle maintenance in the human pathogen Trypanosoma brucei.
Trypanosomes have a highly organised microtubule-based cytoskeleton. It is involved in fundamental cellular processes such as the determination of cellular morphology and cell division. Very little is known, in contrast to other eukaryotic model systems, about its function in intracellular transport and maintenance of organelles. We are investigating the diverse functions of the cytoskeleton during the cell cycle using molecular biology and biochemical approaches.
Applicants should have an M.Sc./Diploma degree in a life science-related subject and a solid background in molecular cell biology.
Applications from handicapped persons will be favoured if all other qualifications are equal. The University of Bayreuth is an equal opportunity employer and we therefore especially encourage women to apply.
Application deadline: 18. November 2016
Starting date: as soon as possible
Duration: 3 years (Salary E13 TV-L/50%, approx. € 1900 pre-tax per month)

Contact detail

How to apply:
Please send applications, including a full CV, as a single PDF file by email.
Send application to
Prof. Dr. Klaus Ersfeld
Department of Genetics
University of Bayreuth
95440 Bayreuth
email: klaus.ersfeld@uni-bayreuth.de
Tel: +49-(0)921-552726

Job profile

Working hours
Contract duration
Type of job
PhD Project
Work experience
job experience is not required
Germany (Bayern)
Working place
95440 Bayreuth
Area of expertise
Biology & Life Sciences