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PhD Student (gn)

03999

Institute for Cell Dynamics and Imaging

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.

The Institute for Cell Dynamics and Imaging, University Hospital of Münster, Münster, Germany offers a position, limited to 3 years, of a

PhD Student (gn*)
Ref. 03999

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


(*gn=gender neutral)

Our institute is seeking one highly motivated PhD student to study fundamental aspects of organelle biology. We are combining microscopy-based genome-wide screening approaches with detailed mechanistic studies using molecular biology, biochemistry and cell biology.

Current projects focus on lipid droplets, the cellular fat storage organelles. Lipid droplet dysfunction is linked to obesity, diabetes, lipodystrophy, and neurological disorders. To fulfill their numerous metabolic roles, lipid droplets have to tightly communicate with the rest of the cell via contact cells, specialized structures acting as intracellular hubs for information and material exchange (Schuldiner & Bohnert, BBA, 2017; Bohnert & Schuldiner, Nat. Rev. Mol. Cell Biol., 2018). We are using microscopy-based robotic screening approaches to identify molecular players involved in formation and function of lipid droplet contact sites (Eisenberg-Bord et al. & Bohnert, J. Cell Biol., 2018).

We offer a scientifically inspiring environment with great opportunities for collaborative projects at the interface between different disciplines.

Interested candidates should have a strong background in cell biology, biochemistry or biophysics, well-developed communication skills, and a strong motivation to work in an international team on exciting topics in cell biology.

For any questions, feel free to contact Maria Bohnert at bohnertm@­uni-muenster.­de or check the homepage of our institute https://www.medizin.uni-muenster.de/en/celldyn/lipiddropletkommunikation/ and the Cells in Motion (CiM) cluster of excellence https://www.uni-muenster.de/Cells-in-Motion/people/all/bohnert-m.php.

Please send your application including a CV, a letter describing your motivation to work with us and 2 recommendation letters until 30.09.2019 to Personalgewinnung des Universitätsklinikums Münster, Bewerbermanagement, Domagkstraße 5, 48149 Münster or via e-mail to Bewerbung@­ukmuenster.­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.

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