Job type: PhD student position
Location: Münster, Germany
Closing Date: 1 July 2021
(Doctoral Research Associate / Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in; salary level 13 TV-L, 65%)
in the area of
Membrane trafficking dynamics during epithelial morphogenesis
This fixed-term position is available from the earliest possible date for a duration of three years. Currently, the regular working time for full-time employment is 39 hours and 50 minutes per week.
The Luschnig group investigates developmental, cellular, and molecular aspects of epithelial biology using a broad range of techniques, including modern imaging approaches. The PhD project is focused on membrane protein dynamics during tricellular junction assembly in epithelia (see e.g., Isasti-Sanchez et al. (2021) Dev Cell (2021); Wittek et al. (2020) Curr Biol 30, 4254–4262). The Institute currently houses six groups working with Drosophila and provides state-of-the-art microscopy infrastructure (CLSM, spinning disk, SIM, light-sheet, electron microscopy) and an international atmosphere.
Candidates with a strong background in cell or developmental biology, molecular biology or genetics are encouraged to apply. Applications from candidates interested in quantitative imaging are especially welcome. Experience with Drosophila genetics is not an essential requirement. The prerequisite for this appointment is a MSc degree in biology, biochemistry, or a related field.
The University of Münster is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the proportion of women academics. Consequently, we actively encourage applications by women. Female candidates with equivalent qualifications and academic achievements will be preferentially considered within the framework of the legal possibilities. The University of Münster is committed to employing more staff with disabilities. Candidates with recognised severe disabilities who have equivalent qualifications are given preference in hiring decisions.
Applications should include a motivation letter, a curriculum vitae, and a grade transcript. The application deadline is 1 July 2021. Applications should be sent electronically as one single file in PDF format to:
Prof. Dr. Stefan Luschnig
Institute of Neuro- and Behavioural biology
D-48149 Münster, Germany
For more information please visit http://luschnig.uni-muenster.de
Salary: 13 TV-L, 65%
Closing Date: 1 July 2021
Scientific fields: Cell biology, Development and disease, Morphogenesis, Organogenesis
Model systems: Drosophila
Duration: Fixed term
Minimum qualifications: MSc in Biology or Biochemistry or related disciplines