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The CLIB-Graduate Cluster Industrial Biotechnology offers several 3 year PhD scholarships in its structured doctoral programme.
This is a joint initiative of Bielefeld University, the Technical University of Dortmund and the Heinrich-Heine University of Düsseldorf. All are located in NRW, the most populous state of Germany with an excellent research and industrial infrastructure.

Doctoral candidates will join top research labs working both on applied and basic research, take part in key qualification courses and yearly retreats, and join a company for a 3-month industrial internship. They will receive a stipend of 1500 EUR per month.
Research projects span the range of industrial biotechnology and are available in the following areas:
Downstream processing

We invite excellent graduates with a M.Sc./M.A. or Diploma in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, biotechnology, bioinformatics, biochemical or chemical engineering (or related disciplines) to apply. Students who will graduate before 30 Sept 2010 are also encouraged to apply.

Please see our website www.graduatecluster.net for open positions and application instructions. Next application deadline: 06 June, 2010. Projects start 01 Oct, 2010


Tatjana Schwabe
CLIB-Graduate Cluster Industrial Biotechnology
NRW, Bielefeld, Dortmund, Düsseldorf


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At the Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology, a full-time PhD student position (TVL E13/2) is available from January 2009 in the Emmy Noether-Group headed by Dr. Daniela C. Dieterich. The position is funded by a DIP grant (German-Israeli cooperation grants) for initially 3 years.

Research focuses on the molecular and systemic investigation of synaptic plasticity. A variety of methods are available including proteomics, fluorescence microscopy, primary cell culture, organic synthesis and molecular biology. Experience in the field of neurobiology and practical knowledge in the methods of protein chemistry, mammalian cell culture and molecular biology are desirable, but are not a requirement. The position requires a Diploma or MA and/or BA in a relevant field, such as neuroscience, biology or chemistry. The successful candidate will play a key role in designing, conducting and analyzing experiments and will work as part of a multi-disciplinary and international research team.

Please submit your application including a detailed CV, publication list, names of two referees, and brief statements of motivation and research interests via e-mail (preferably as single pdf file) to: daniela.dieterich@ifn-magdeburg.de

The Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology (IfN) is a member of the Leibniz Association (WGL) and a research institution dedicated to the study of the mechanisms of learning and memory.

The IfN is a foundation under public law and observes the General Equality Law.

Daniela Dieterich
Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology

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The Children´s Hospital of the Ulm University Hospital is inviting applications for an excellent, highly motivated PhD student in the field of cancer research/apoptosis.

In a multidisciplinary and international research group (group leader: Prof. Simone Fulda), we are studying apoptosis signaling in cancers to identify key molecules that regulate apoptosis in cancer cells.

We aim at translating our knowledge into the development of new cancer therapeutics and novel prognostic biomarkers with a focus on malignant brain tumors (e.g. see FASEB J, 2009, 23:21-33; Cancer Res, 2008, 68:7956-65; Oncogene, 2008, 27:5169-81; Cancer Res, 2008, 68:6271-80; Nat Med, 2002, 8:808-15). Techniques include retroviral gene transfer, siRNA technology, cell & molecular biology, biochemistry, microscopy, primary tumor samples and mouse tumor models.


* The position will be paid according to established scales for PhD students (TV-L/E13, 50%, i.e. roughly 1000 EUR net salary per month).

* Successful applicants have the opportunity to participate in several (inter)national research networks on apoptosis that are coordinated by the project leader, e.g. an EU-funded Marie Curie Research Training Network, a network funded by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research, and a clinical research group funded by the German Research Foundation.

* Our PhD program – the International Graduate School in Molecular Medicine Ulm – is funded by the Excellence Initiative of the German federal and state governments. This initiative was established in 2005 to grant competitive awards to the best performing German universities.

* The position can be filled immediately for 3 years with the possibility to extend.

Strict Requirements:
* skills in cell and molecular biology
* very good command of English language
* M.Sc. degree (or equivalent) in a highly relevant field (e.g. molecular biology). Candidates with degrees in biotechnology, human or veterinary medicine, bioinformatics, pharmacy and other distantly related areas are not considered, unless they demonstrate experience in apoptosis research.
* Your highest degree must have an average grade of at least 2.0 (in the German grading system) or an equivalent foreign grade (e.g. UK: 80%; France: 17; Italy: 52; India: 78%).
* Candidates from overseas can only be considered if they are able to attend a job interview in Germany. Unfortunately we cannot offer travel refund.

The University of Ulm aims to increase the number of women among the faculty staff and therefore explicitly encourages the application of female scientists.

Application Procedure:
* Your application should at least include your CV, the average grade of your highest degree and 2 references (name, e-mail, phone).
* Please send your application until July 31, 2009 to the assistant of Professor Fulda: nicolas.marschall@uniklinik-ulm.de
* Incomplete applications and applicants not fulfilling the requirements can unfortunately not be considered.
* Late applications are possible, since there are additional positions available regularly.
* Receipt of applications will be confirmed on request only.

If you are interested in cancer research and apoptosis and want to benefit from a cutting-edge research project combined with a structured, interdisciplinary and transeuropean training program, that’s your chance!

Ulm University is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals.



Nicolas Marschall
Uniklinik für Kinder- und Jugendmedizin

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A PhD position is available for a research project on the dissection of the neuronal circuits controlling central pain for students with a strong background in Neuroscience or Molecular Biology. Candidates should be highly enthusiastic and motivated to learn new techniques and contribute to new experiments.

Our group is interested in understanding specific neuronal cell populations and their ionic currents in defined neuronal circuits in the mouse nervous system. We use novel genetic methods to manipulate ionic currents in vivo in combination with electrophysiology and behavioral approaches.

The research work will be conducted at the Max Delbrück Center in Berlin, Germany, within the framework of the MolNeuro Research PhD School. The position is available from September 2009

Please send curriculum vitae, cover letter and the name, address and email of two references to Dr. Ines Ibañez-Tallon, Molecular Neurobiology Group, Max-Delbrück-Center, Robert-Rössle-Str. 10, D-13125 Berlin, Germany, ibanezi@mdc.berlin-de.

Ines Ibanez-Tallon
Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC)
Berlin, Germany

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The research group for Geomicrobiology at the Institute for Geosciences at the University of
is looking for a PhD student working for 3 years on

‘Iron biogeochemistry in Lake Constance sediments

Iron is one of the major redox elements in the Earth crust and biogeochemical cycling of iron in the environment determines the cycling of many elements (C, N, etc.), nutrients (P) and pollutants (As, organic contaminants). Respiratory pathways based on iron redox transformations are used by many microorganisms. However, it is not well understood how iron cycling is influenced by varying physicochemical conditions (i.e. fluctuating O2 or light levels, pH changes). The proposed research project is aimed at a better understanding of the complex biogeochemical iron cycle in a freshwater ecosystem. This project investigates microbial and geochemical iron transformation with the goal to provide new insights into the coupling of biotic and abiotic iron redox reactions in the environment. Geochemical analyses (i.e. use of microsensors and wet-chemical techniques), mineralogical studies (i.e. XRD, Moessbauer spectroscopy) and microbiological approaches (cultivation dependent and ind!
ependent techniques including molecular ecological analyses based on DNA and RNA techniques) will be used to study sediments from Lake Constance (Bodensee).

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A PhD student position is available to study parameters of the fish immune system. The PhD student will use histological, ultrastructural and biochemical methods to investigate the development of the primary lymphoid organs and other immune parameters in a fish model organism (Dicentrachtus labrax) throughout the early life stages. The candidate will examine how lymphoid organs and associated immune functions may be impaired by environmental pollutants. Eventually, the candidate will aim at developing markers of immunotoxicity that can be used in ecotoxicological biomonitoring programmes.


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The junior research group of  Molecular Neuroscience at the Institute of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Freie Universitaet Berlin, invites applications for a PhD position.
Our group studies developmental and functional aspects of synaptic membrane transport.  We study neuronal plasticity and neurotransmission at the neuromuscular junction of Drosophila melanogaster, a well established modell system for glutamatergic synapses. The PhD project will address the pre- and postsynaptic roles of endosomal compartments and  investigate the function of selected endosomal membrane proteins.
If you have a genuine interest in research, are highly motivated  and want to join an interdisciplinary team please send your application including a letter of motivation,  your CV and two references to
Prof. Claudia Miech,  M.D.
Freie Universitaet Berlin
Institute of Chemistry & Biochemistry
-Molecular Neuroscience-
Takustrasse 6
D-14195 Berlin-Dahlem
phone: +49-30-838 56850
mobile: +49-171-7884587
fax:       +49-30-838 56908

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