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PhD positions in Cell Biology - Understanding Membrane Traffic and Cellular Motility -

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The Leibniz-Institut für Molekulare Pharmakologie (FMP; www.leibniz-fmp.de) is an excellent German research institution offering state-of-the-art equipment for super-resolution microscopy, mass spectrometry, structural biology and genome-wide screening. Its location in Berlin, one of the top cities for research in Europe, provides a stimulating environment for cutting edge research.
 
In the group "Membrane Traffic and Cell Motility" headed by Dr. Tanja Maritzen (www.leibniz-fmp.de/maritzen) there are currently two PhD positions in Cell Biology available for three years.
 
Project description
Many cell types have the ability to move within the organism. Cellular motility is not only essential during embryogenesis, but also crucial for wound healing and immunity. Its dysregulation is involved in diseases ranging from cancer to autoimmune syndroms. Our laboratory is interested in the cellular processes enabling cell migration such as membrane traffic, cytoskeletal dynamics and focal adhesion turnover. The focus of the PhD research projects is to investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying these processes and to study their relevance in physiological and pathophysiological contexts such as tumorigenesis. To address these questions our laboratory employs for instance knockout mouse models for relevant proteins, CRISPR/Cas9-based genomic tagging for live cell microscopy, genome-wide screening, super resolution microscopy and biochemical protein interaction assays.
 
Requirements
We are looking for ambitious, highly motivated students with a passion for cell biology. The applicants should be meticulous in their work, fluent in English, communicative, team players and have the wish to excel in science. A master degree in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Medicine or Biophysics with excellent grades is required. Previous experience with cell biology techniques, microscopy and image processing is advantageous.

We offer in addition to a challenging PhD project an international research environment with English as working language, an excellently equipped and well funded laboratory, close interaction with a young PI and participation in the FMP graduate school which provides additional mentoring in the form of thesis committees.
 
Salaries will be based on TVöD. In 2013 the institute has been awarded the certificate of the audit beruf und familie as family-friendly employer. We offer equal opportunities regardless of gender, age, ethnic origin or religion. We welcome applications of disabled candidates who will be given preference in case of equal qualification.
 

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How to Apply

Candidates should email their applications including a CV, grade reports for their bachelor and master degree, a short summary of research interests and 2 reference letters in one pdf-file until 8.7.2016 to Marina Spors  spors@fmp-berlin.de.

For more information please send an email to Dr. Tanja Maritzen: maritzen@fmp-berlin.de
 

Job profile


Working hours
Full-Time
Contract duration
Temporary
Type of job
PhD Project
Work experience
job experience is not required
Region
Germany (Berlin)
Working place
13125 Berlin
Area of expertise
Biology & Life Sciences
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