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Postdoc position in Luschnig lab, University of Münster, Germany

Posted by , on 23 December 2023

Location: Münster, Germany

Closing Date: 15 March 2024


Prof. Stefan Luschnig’s research group at the Institute of Integrative Cell Biology and Physiology at the University of Münster, Germany, invites applications for a

Postdoctoral Research Associate

(salary level 13 TV-L, 100%) in the area of

Dynamics of epithelial remodeling

This fixed-term position is available from the earliest possible date for the duration of two years.

The Luschnig group investigates cellular, molecular, and developmental aspects of epithelial biology using a broad range of techniques, including modern imaging approaches. The project is focused on the dynamics of tricellular junctions and on epithelial morphogenesis in Drosophila. Our laboratory is based at the Multiscale Imaging Center, which provides an outstanding research environment with state-of-the-art microscopy infrastructure (CLSM, spinning disk, SIM, light-sheet, electron microscopy) and an international atmosphere.

Your tasks: The postdoctoral position provides the opportunity to gain advanced academic qualification in the area of epithelial cell biology and tissue dynamics in Drosophila.

Our expectations: Applicants should be independent, passionate, and collegial, with a strong academic track record in cell or developmental biology, molecular biology, and/or genetics. Applications from candidates with expertise in quantitative imaging are especially welcome. Prior experience with Drosophila is not an essential requirement. The prerequisite for this appointment is a Ph.D. in cell or developmental biology or a related discipline. German language skills are not required.

The University of Münster strongly supports equal opportunity and diversity. We welcome all applicants regardless of gender, nationality, ethnic or social background, religion, disability, age, sexual orientation or gender identity. 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.

Applications should include a motivation letter and a curriculum vitae. The application deadline is February 29, 2024. Applications should be sent electronically as one single file in PDF format to:

Prof. Stefan Luschnig, University of Münster, Institute of Integrative Cell Biology and Physiology, Multiscale Imaging Center, Röntgenstraße 16, D-48149 Münster, Germany

Email: britta.jansen(at)

For more information, please see

Closing Date: 15 March 2024

Scientific fields: Cell biology, Development and disease, Morphogenesis, Organogenesis, Metabolism and physiology

Model systems: Drosophila

Duration: Fixed term

Minimum qualifications: PhD

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