PhD Student (gn)

Institute of Molecular Tumor Biology

The Institute of Molecular Tumor Biology is offering as soon as possible a position limited to 3 years as a

PhD Student (gn*)
Ref. 06365

Part-Time with 65%
Salary according to TV-L E13

(*gn = gender neutral)

Project background:

The TSC complex is a tumor suppressor that relays growth factor signaling to the mTORC1 (mechanistic target of rapamycin complex 1) kinase to control cell growth. Mutations in the complex subunits TSC1 and TSC2 cause tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), a genetic disease characterized by benign tumors in multiple organs that lead to organ failure. However, the mechanistic understanding of TSC complex function is still limited. The planned PhD project will combine cell biological and protein biochemical approaches to study the molecular basis of TSC complex regulation and function and characterize the effects of pathogenic patient variants.

What we expect:

  • A master’s degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Medicine or comparable fields
  • Knowledge and experience in molecular biology, cell culture and preferably also fluorescence microscopy techniques
  • Willingness to work with mouse models
  • Above-average commitment and motivation as well as capacity for teamwork
  • Very good communication skills in English

What we offer:

  • A challenging and interesting project combining versatile techniques
  • Training and work in a multidisciplinary research team
  • Full dedication to the PhD project and comprehensive mentoring

For more information on the advertised position please contact Dr. Andrea Oeckinghaus, andrea.oeckinghaus(at)­ukmuenster(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 29.09.2021 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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