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Cell Signaling and Protein Homeostasis

   Department of Biology

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  Prof Joern Dengjel  Applications accepted all year round  Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

About the Project

The Dengjel Lab at the Dept. of Biology, University of Fribourg (www.unifr.ch/bio/en/research/biochemistry/dengjel.html) is interested in cellular signal transduction and protein homeostasis. We characterize molecular pathways critical for autophagy regulation and autophagosome biogenesis and employ cell culture models, protein biochemistry and mass spectrometry-based proteomics. We look for a motivated PhD student with interests in the areas outlined above. Excellent communication skills in English are of benefit.

We offer:

·      a stimulating, interdisciplinary scientific environment

·      state-of-the-art central facilities for proteomic, imaging and bioinformatic analyses

·      a coordinated graduate program (www.unifr.ch/bio/en/studies/graduate-school-fglm/)

·      a competitive Swiss salary  

The starting date for this position is earliest January 1st, 2022. Interested candidates should send a SINGLE PDF application including a CV, a brief statement of their research interests, a copy of their MSc diploma, and names of three referees by email to:


Hu Z, Raucci S, Jaquenoud M, Hatakeyama R, Stumpe M, Rohr R, Reggiori F, De Virgilio C, Dengjel J. Multilayered Control of Protein Turnover by TORC1 and Atg1. Cell Rep. 2019 Sep 24;28(13):3486-3496.e6.
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