PhD student

The Ruhr-University Bochum is one of the leading research universities. The university draws its strengths from both the diversity and the proximity of scientific and engineering disciplines on a single, coherent campus. This highly dynamic setting enables students and researchers to work across traditional boundaries of academic subjects and faculties.

The Ruhr University Bochum, Institute of Biochemistry and Pathobiochemistry offers a PhD position in biochemistry in the department of Prof. Dr. Jörg Tatzelt ( starting as soon as possible.

The project is in collaboration with the Cluster of Excellence RESOLV and aims to obtain a better understanding of pathways implicated in the formation and toxic signaling of pathogenic proteins in the context of neuronal cells. To address this aim, a variety of approaches including in vitro, cell culture and animal models have been established (

At Ruhr-Universität Bochum, we wish to promote careers of women in areas in which they have been underrepresented, and we would therefore like to encourage female candidates to send us their applications. Applications by suitable candidates with severe disabilities and other applicants with equal legal status are likewise most welcome.

Activities and responsibilities

Activities and responsibilities
We invite highly motivated PhD candidates who would like to combine in vitro with cell culture assays and use super-resolution microscopy techniques (

Qualification profile

Qualification profile
Candidates should have a master or diploma in biology, biochemistry, pharmacy or related fields and a strong background in biochemistry/cell biology. Experience with protein expression and cell culture models is advantageous.


The salary is in accordance with the German Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst (TVöD Bund): salary group E13 (50%).
Interested candidates should send their cover letter, a CV and contact information of one or two referees in PDF format.

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