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PhD Student (gn)

04529
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. 04529

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


(*gn=gender neutral)

The Institute of Cell Dynamics and Imaging, laboratory of Dr. Maria Bohnert, has an immediate opening for a position for a highly motivated PhD student. The candidate chosen will join in our work to address fundamental questions in organelle biology: How are organelles made and maintained? How do they receive their characteristic shape? How does membrane morphology relate to organelle function? How do organelles communicate with each other?

You will undertake research within a team of scientists to identify unknown factors responsible for these aspects of organelle biology, and to uncover their molecular modes of action. Our current projects focus mainly on lipid droplets, the cellular fat storage organelles. Lipid droplets are found in virtually all eukaryotic cells, and their dysfunction is linked to metabolic diseases. However, compared to other organelles, little is known about lipid droplet biology. 

We offer a scientifically inspiring environment and the opportunity to work on exciting topics at the forefront of organelle biology research. Our lab is specialized in microscopy-based genome-wide screens. We are combining unbiased screening approaches with detailed mechanistic studies using molecular biology, biochemistry and cell biology to uncover novel factors involved in formation and function of lipid droplets, and in communication between lipid droplets and the other cellular organelles.

Interested candidates should have a strong background in cell biology, biochemistry or molecular biology, well-developed communication skills, and the curiosity required to track down new players in organelle biology.

For any questions, feel free to contact Maria Bohnert at bohnertm(at)­uni-muenster(dot)­de or check-out our lab homepage https://www.medizin.uni-muenster.de/en/celldyn/lipiddropletkommunikation and the Cells in Motion Interfaculty Center 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 18.03.2020 to Personalgewinnung des Universitätsklinikums Münster, Bewerbermanagement, Domagkstraße 5, 48149 Münster or via e-mail 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.

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