PhD Student (gn)

Institute of Musculoskeletal Medicine (IMM), Department of Molecular Medicine

The Institute of Musculoskeletal Medicine (IMM), Department of Molecular Medicine is offering as soon as possible a position limited to 3 years as a

PhD Student (gn*)
Subject: Biology, Biochemistry, Human Medicine or Life Sciences
Ref. 06366

65% salary according to TV-L E13

(*gn=gender neutral)

We are seeking a highly motivated PhD Student to join the Cartilage biology research group to work on the project titled “CXCR2-mediated cell-matrix interactions in cartilage repair and osteoarthritis“.

Our overarching goal is to understand the basic mechanisms underlying the development of osteoarthritis and the onset of articular cartilage breakdown.  Specifically, this project will focus on the role of CXCR2 chemokine signalling in the modulation of chondrocyte-extracellular matrix interactions during skeletal development, cartilage injury repair and in osteoarthritis.

The PhD project will involve a wide range of experimental molecular (RT-PCR, RNAseq) and cell biological and immunological techniques (primary cell culture, immunocytochemistry, FACS, Western blot, microscopy) and research involving handling and analysis of murine transgenic models.

We are seeking an ambitious, highly qualified and motivated student with a strong interest in academic biomedical research. We expect the successful candidate to hold a Master’s degree in biology, biochemistry or life sciences, to demonstrate prior knowledge and experience of key molecular and cell biological techniques and be comfortable working with experimental animals. The ability to contribute effectively to group projects and to work independently, as well as an excellent command of IT and of the English language are essential prerequisites.

We offer an international scientific community and access to state-of-the-art research facilities and laboratory equipment. Our PhD programme requires participation in weekly seminars, lectures and project meetings as well as the possibility to contribute to national and international conferences, workshops and collaborative projects.

For more information on the advertised position please contact Dr. Joanna Sherwood, sherwood(at)­uni-muenster(dot)­de.

Formal applications in English including a cover letter with a brief statement of research experience and interests, a CV with education certificates and grades as well as contact information of possible referees may be sent with the reference number until 01.02.2022 to Personalgewinnung des Universitätsklinikums Münster, Bewerbermanagement, Albert-Schweitzer-Campus 1, Gebäude D5, 48149 Münster or as one complete pdf-file to bewerbung(at)­ukmuenster(dot)­de.

Applications of women are specifically invited. In the case of similar qualifications, competence, and specific achievements, women will be considered on preferential terms within the framework of the legal possibilities. Handicapped candidates with equivalent qualifications will be given preference.

The University Hospital of Münster is one of the leading hospitals in Germany. Such a position cannot be achieved by size and medical successes alone. The individual commitment counts above all. We need your commitment so that even with little things we can achieve great things for our patients. There are many possibilities open for you so that you may develop with them.



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