UKM Karriere

PhD Student (gn)

Department of Physiology II

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 Dept. of Physiology II at University of Muenster, Germany, is offering at the earliest opportunity limited to 3 years a position as a

PhD Student (gn*)
Ref. 04567

Salary according to German TV-L E13 (65%)

(*gn=gender neutral)

Calcium dependent mechanisms underlying the activation of pancreatic stellate cells (CalStell) is a joint German-French project between Albrecht Schwab’s team at the Institute of Physiology II, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany and Natalia Prevarskaya’s team at the Laboratory of Cellular Physiology, INSERM U1003, University of Lille, France. It is funded for a three years period by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) and the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR).

We will provide a structured 3-years cutting-edge PhD training program in and beyond the field of ion transport and cancer. The position is available as of 1 June, 2020. The research project will focus on pancreatic cancer. It aims at investigating the interplay between the intracellular sodium and calcium homeostasis in activting pancreatic stellate cells. Live cell imaging and atomic force microscopy will be the key methods for the project.

Albrecht Schwab’s laboratory is also embedded in a European network studying the role of ion transport proteins in pancreatic cancer ( and in a local network that stduies the chemical biology of ion channels ( It is planned that the successful candidate will be associated with these networks.

We are looking for a highly motivated and talented doctoral student with a degree in natural sciences, pharmacy or medicine. Excellent command of spoken and written English, communication skills as well as team spirit are essential. We are offering a competitive, interdisciplinary environment with a track record of intense mutual collaboration. In addition to the individual training-through-research our program includes further elements such as visits of the partner laboratory in Lille, retreats and symposia.

Further information can be obtained by Prof. Albrecht Schwab: Tel.: 0251 83-55329; E-Mail:;

Please send your application including your CV, a letter describing your motivation ( max 1 page) to work with us, copies of relevant certificates and the reference code until 04.03.2020 to Personalgewinnung des Universitätsklinikums Münster, Bewerbermanagement, Domagkstraße 5, 48149 Münster or via e-mail to Bewerbung(at)­ukmuenster(dot)­de.

Applications from female candidates are particularly encouraged. In the case of equal qualifications, competence and specific achievements, women will be considered on preferential terms within the framework of the legal possibilities unless reasons specific to an individual male candidate predominate. Handicapped candidates with equal qualifications will be given preference.



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