PhD Student (gn)

Institute of Molecular Tumor Biology (IMTB)

The Institute of Molecular Tumor Biology (IMTB),is offering a position limited to 3 years starting October 2020 as a

PhD Student (gn*)
Ref.: 05189

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

(*gn=gender neutral)

We are interested in the fundamental principles underlying cellular programs in cancer and stem cells, which we study at the level of signaling and gene expression. In this context, we currently focus on transcription-associated kinases and the development and evaluation of respective chemical inhibitors. Extending a previous collaboration (Beel S et al., 2020) we now wish to study the interplay of signaling pathways in pancreatic cancer and exploit treatment strategies using cellular and mouse model systems.

The IMTB presently hosts two chairs and a group leader that share the interest in the principles of programming of cancer cells. Our institute is equipped for modern molecular genetics/biochemistry and cell biology, FACS sorting and mouse studies. The IMTB collaborates with research groups in the University Hospital (UKM) and the Max-Planck Institute for Biomedicine. International applications are welcome.

Required and desired qualifications:

  • Talented and motivated biologist at the PhD student level with basic experience in molecular genetics and cell biology
  • Candidates should be willing to work with undergraduate and graduate biology/medical students

We offer:

  • The position offers the opportunity for academic qualification (Dr. rer. nat.)

More information on the institute can be found under

For further information, please contact: Prof. Dr. M. Meisterernst or Dr. A. Oeckinghaus (tumorbio(at)­uni-muenster(dot)­de).

Formal applications including CV and motivation letter may be sent until 07.10.2020 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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