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PhD student (m/f/d) in Molecular Biology/Biochemistry

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Friday, April 10, 2020
  • Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About This PhD Project

Project Description

The Institute for Molecular Biology, the group of Professor Dr. R. Kehlenbach, offers a position for:

PhD student (m/f/d) in Molecular Biology/Biochemistry
limited (3 years), 19,25 hours/week

salary according to TV-L

The University Medical Center Göttingen offers great development potential. Its 7,900 employees work in over 65 departments and facilities to provide top-quality patient care, excellent research and modern teaching. Göttingen, “City of Science”, located near the center of Germany, the University Medical Center Göttingen is embedded in the city’s attractive network of scientific research facilities.

The project focuses on proteins of the inner nuclear membrane and on protein transport between the nucleus and the cytoplasm (James et al., 2019, J. Biol. Chem. 94:11741-11750; Baade et al., 2018, Mol Cell Proteomics, 17, 1337-1353; Pfaff et al., 2016, J. Cell Sci. 129, 502-516). We are using a wide range of techniques, including superresolution microscopy and advanced proteomics.

For a brief overview of the institute and of our work, please visit our website ( We take part in the Göttingen Graduate School for Neurosciences, Biophysics, and Molecular Biosciences (GGNB; The project is funded by the DFG and linked to one of the major SFBs (CRCs, collaborative research centres) in Göttingen.

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with a degree (masters) in life sciences and a good understanding of biochemistry/cell biology. Experience in cloning, protein purification and/or microscopy is preferred.

Women are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants with disabilities and equal qualifications will be given preferential treatment.

We look forward to receiving your application containing a cover letter (explaining relevant work experience), CV, copies of final university certificates and contact details of two referees by April 10th, 2020 in single PDF-file (subject nucleus 03-20).

University Medical Center Göttingen
Institute for Molecular Biology
Prof. Dr. Ralph Kehlenbach
Humboldtallee 23
37073 Göttingen


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