Research Assistant (PhD) biology, biochemistry, human biology

The research group on Molecular Neurobiology of Prof. Dr. Marco Rust at the Department of Physiological Chemistry is currently accepting applications for two positions as

Research Assistant
(PhD student).
The positions are offered for a period of 3 years, assuming the candidates have not previously spent time for qualification elsewhere. The starting date is as soon as possible. The positions are part-time (50 % of regular working hours) with salary and benefits commensurate with a public service position in the state Hesse, Germany (TV-H E 13, 50 %).

By combining molecular biology, biochemistry, microscopy and mouse genetics, the PhD students will investigate the regulatory mechanisms of neuronal actin dynamics and their relevance for mammalian brain development and function. Teaching duties comprise supervision of practical courses or seminars for medial and human biology students.

The position is limited to a time period deemed adequate for the completion of a doctoral degree. As part of the assigned duties, there will be ample opportunity to conduct the independent scientific research necessary for the completion of a doctorate. The limitation complies to § 2, 1 WissZeitVG.

The successful applicant will hold a university degree (master or equivalent) in life sciences (e.g. biology, biochemistry, human biology) and solid knowledge in molecular biology and biochemistry. Specific expertise in modern microscopy and mouse genetics as well as a permit for conducting experiments on small laboratory animals would be beneficial.

We actively support the professional development of junior researchers, e.g. by the offers of Marburg Research Academy (MARA), the International Office, the Higher Education Didactics Office and the Human Resources Development Office.

We support women and strongly encourage them to apply. In areas where women are underrepresented, female applicants will be preferred in case of equal qualifications. Applicants with children are welcome – Philipps-University is certified as a family-friendly university. A reduction of working time is possible. Applicants with a disability as described in SGB IX (§ 2 Abs. 2, 3) will be preferred in case of equal qualifications. Application and interview costs can not be refunded.
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Please send your application mentioning the registration number fb20-0090-wmz-2018 only as a single PDF file to before May 25th 2018.
While applying for the job please refer to jobvector and use the following reference number: fb20-0090-wmz-2018

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