PhD Student (gn) in Molecular Reproductive Physiology

The Centre of Reproductive Medicine and Andrology

The Centre of Reproductive Medicine and Andrology, is offering a position limited to 3 years as a

PhD Student (gn*) in Molecular Reproductive Physiology
Ref.: 05140

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

(*gn=gender neutral)

We study the (patho) -physiology of ion channels in human sperm. In this project, we will use modern microscopy and image-analysis techniques, e.g. Expansion Microscopy (ExM), as well as live cell imaging and Ca2+ fluorometry to investigate the organization and functional role of ion channels and signaling components in the flagellum of human sperm. The project will be conducted in a translational setting, in close cooperation between clinicians and basic scientists.

Required and desired qualifications:

  • Degree in biology, chemistry, physics or similar (required)
  • Experience in state-of-the-art microscopy techniques (required)
  • Experience in image analysis (required)
  • Experience in techniques to study ion channels (Ca2+ imaging, electrophysiology, etc.) (desired)
  • Commitment to research and development in a translational setting (required)

We offer:

  • The setting of group associated to the multifaceted Clinical Research Unit CRU326
  • An international, multidisciplinary, and creative working environment
  • Innovative technologies
  • Excellent possibilities for career development and networking
  • A broad range of gender equality measures
  • An educational program
  • The opportunity to apply for pilot project funding

More information on the project can be found under

For further information, please contact: Dr. Christoph Brenker, Phone: +49 251 83-58240 christoph.brenker(at)­ukmuenster(dot)­de.

Formal applications including CV and motivation letter may be sent until 23.09.2020 to Personalgewinnung des Universitätsklinikums Münster, Bewerbermanagement, Domagkstraße 5, 48149 Münster or via email 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. Candidates with recognised disabilities possessing equal qualifications will be given preference.

The University Hospital of Münster encompasses clinics and polyclinics as well as institutes specializing in research, training and in- as well as outpatient care. More than 8000 employees work in the different departments and institutes of the University Hospital. With 1500 beds, it is one of the largest university hospitals in Germany, providing the highest level of medical care.



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