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Sewaktu keluar dari antrean panjang di imigrasi, saya hanya berdoa semoga
hal serupa tidak pernah terjadi dengan turis asing yang masuk ke
Indonesia. Bukannya apa-apa, Anda bisa saja membeli tiket business
class atau first class yang harganya dua atau tiga kali lipat dari
harga tiket kelas ekonomi, tapi tak seorang pun bisa membeli waktu. Ia
menguap begitu saja di tangan petugas-petugas imigrasi yang bodoh,
lamban, tidak peduli, dan hanya fokus pada kertas-kertas di meja

Petugas yang tidak peduli mengakibatkan antrean tidak beraturan,
menimbulkan ketidakadilan dari praktik-praktik kebohongan warga
negaranya sendiri. Saya tidak habis berpikir, bagaimana mungkin para
birokrat itu bekerja sangat serius untuk menyeleksi nama-nama yang
boleh masuk ke negaranya demi keamanan, tetapi membiarkan benihbenih
kecurangan tumbuh. Dan benih-benih kecurangan menimbulkan efek
berantai yang berbahaya bagi masa depan negeri itu sendiri.

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We offer a PhD position that is financed by the DFG (TV-L/2) for 3 years the Institute of General Botany. The focus of this project is on the further functional analyses of a temporal regulated protein disulfide isomerase (PDI) and its role in the circadian system of the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Protein disulfide isomerases are known to play important roles in the folding of nascent proteins and in the formation of disulfide bonds. With a combination of heparin affinity chromatography, two-dimensional gel electrophoresis and mass spectrometry, we identified a PDI that is specifically enriched by heparin in samples taken during subjective night. It may play a role in circadian redox signaling pathways and/or act in folding other proteins in a circadian gated way.

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Medical University Graz (Doctoral School “Translational Molecular and Cellular Bioscience”; (http://www.medunigraz.at/16101) offers two positions each for the duration of three years to perform a doctoral thesis an the molecular and cellular (patho)physiology of G-protein activated inwardly rectifying potassium channel subunits in breast cancer cells (payment according to FWF (http://www.fwf.ac.at/de/projects/personalkostensaetze.html)).
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The Deep Sequencing Group at the Biotechnology Center of the TU
Dresden searches a highly motivated

PhD candidate

with interest in cancer genetics and technology development. The EU
funded project is focussing on the development of methods for the
transcriptome analysis of few down to single cells using next
generation sequencing technology.
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The Department of Plant Systems Biology at the Technische Universität
München (TUM) invites applications by highly motivated candidates for a
PhD position (TV-L E13/2) in plant cell biology/biochemistry.
Topic: Role of deubiquitination in plant vacuole formation.

We are looking for a highly motivated and hard working candidate with
outstanding research potential. A good understanding in molecular
biology is essential. Our group is interested in the regulation of cellular
events by ubiquitination with a special focus of deubiquitinating
enzymes in the model plant Arabidopsis.

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The Department of Molecular Signal Processing at the Leibniz-Institute of Plant Biochemistry (IPB) invites applications by highly motivated candidates of any nationality to fill the positions

Post-doctoral Scientist
Ph.D. Student
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The ‘DNA replication and genome integrity’ research group invites applications for a

PhD student position

The PhD project will focus on the regulatory kinase network that controls DNA replication. Eukaryotic cells with large genomes require this kind of regulation in order to ensure that their DNA is duplicated fast, accurately, to completion, once per cell cycle and coordinated with other cellular processes that are essential for inheritance of genetic and epigenetic information.  Failure of this regulatory network leads to genomic instability – the cause of cancer. The group uses the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae as a eukaryotic model system, which offers the advantage of using elegant genetic tools in combination with quantitative biochemical methods and modern genomic and proteomic approaches.
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