Interdisciplinary PhD studentship in Cell, Molecular & Theoretical Biology

The FAU Divisions Molecular & Experimental Surgery (University Medical Center, Prof. Stürzl), Bioinformatics (Medical Institute of Biochemistry, Prof. Sticht) and Cell Biology (Department of Biology, Prof. Kost) are offering an

Interdisciplinary PhD studentship in Cell, Molecular & Theoretical Biology (associated with the DFG CRC796 “Reprogramming of host cells by microbial effectors”)

> Job description:
Pursue a research project addressing evolutionary conserved key regulatory functions of large GTPases in innate immunity in mammals and plants. The project is based on a modern interdisciplinary approach combining cutting edge molecular cell biological research in mammals and plants with the application of state of the art bioinformatics for domain analysis and structural modelling.
The selected individual will follow a structured research plan involving consecutive stays in three different laboratories, and will have access to an exceptionally broad range of methodologies and backgrounds.

For further information please see:
Guenzi et al., EMBO J 2001 and Ostler et al., Mol Cell Biol 2014

> Necessary qualifications:
- M.Sc. or University Diploma in Biology, Molecular Medicine, Chemistry or related fields
- enthusiastic and innovative individual
- ability to work effectively both independently and as a team player
- excellent communication skills in English (oral & in writing)

> Remarks:
The position is associated with the DFG (German Research Foundation) sponsored Collaborative Research Center “Reprogramming of host cells by microbial effectors” (CRC796). The CRC796 represents a strong interdisciplinary research and career development initiative aiming at the discovery of common principles in the defense of mammals and plants against microorganisms. It provides a dynamic, inspiring, ambitious and well-connected working environment merging research activities of both the Medical and the Natural Faculty of FAU. The successful applicant will rotate between three co-supervising FAU divisions participating in the CRC796: Molecular & Experimental Surgery, Bioinformatics and Cell Biology.

- level of compensation: Entgelt-/Bes.Gr. TV-L E13/50%
- full-time employment
- employment as soon as possible

> Inquiries:
Prof. Dr. Benedikt Kost
Lehrstuhl Zellbiologie
Department Biologie
Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Staudtstrasse 5
91058 Erlangen


> Application:
Please send your application (incl. letter of motivation, CV, list of publications, names of 2 references) by email to Prof. Dr. Benedikt Kost:

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