PhD student in molecular biology and genetics

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The Institute of Hygiene, University of Münster, Münster Germany offers the position of a

PhD student in molecular biology and genetics
Ref. 10121

The position is available from 01.01.2016 for 36 months
Salary according to TV-L E13 65%

A main focus of our research is the characterization of virulence factors of pathogenic bacteria and the investigation of host-pathogen interactions. The successful applicant will concentrate on discovering novel virulence-associated traits in enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli using a transcriptome-based approach. The position is financed by the German Research Foundation DFG.

Required qualifications:
  • M.Sc./Diploma in Biology/Microbiology/Biochemistry or similar;
  • strong background in molecular biology, and in particular in gene regulation;
  • experience in handling RNA and working with microorganisms. Basic knowledge in Bioinformatics is of  advantage;
  • strong commitment to research and development;
  • ability to work independently and in a team.
We offer:
  • an international, young and dynamic working group;
  • research laboratories with state of the art equipment;
  • intensive initial training and supervision;
  • excellent possibilities for career development.
For more information please contact Dr. A. Mellmann: Tel.: 0251 83 55690, or Dr. P. Berger: Tel.: 0251 83 59973,

Applications of women are specifically invited. In the case of similar qualifications, competence, and specific achievements, women will be considered on preferential terms within the framework of the legal possibilities. Handicapped candidates with equivalent qualifications will be given preference.

How to apply:
Please send your application including a CV, a short letter of motivation, record of publications and the contact information of two references by giving the following reference code 10121 till 11.01.2016 to

Contact detail

How to apply:
Send application to
Verwaltung des Universitätsklinikums Münster, Albert-Schweitzer-Campus 1, Gebäude D5, 48149 Münster or via e-mail to bewerbung(at)ukmuenster(dot)de.

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Working hours
Contract duration
Type of job
PhD Project
Work experience
job experience is not required
Germany (Nordrhein-Westfalen)
Working place
48149 Münster
Area of expertise
Biology & Life Sciences, Chemistry, Human medicine

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