PostDoc-position in Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, University of Lübeck.

Inflammation research represents one of the fastest growing academic disciplines with a large potential for translation into novel diagnostics and therapies. The universities of Kiel and Lübeck, the Leibniz Center for Medicine and Biosciences (Borstel) and the Max Planck Institute for Evolution ary Biology (Plön), have established the multi-disciplinary research network ”Inflammation at Interfaces“. Focus is the study of mechanisms of chronic inflammatory diseases of barrier organs (e.g. lung, skin, intestine).

The DFG Excellence Cluster provides superb infrastructures and career perspectives to young researchers. In the “Chlamydial host interactive proteins (CHIP)” group the following scientific position is immediately available:

PostDoc-position (E 13/ E14)

The position is located at the Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hygiene (coordinator: PD Dr. Jan Rupp), University of Lübeck. The project focuses on the identification of microbial and host proteins relevant to formation and function of the intracellular chlamydial inclusion. The aim is to determine the proteome of the chlamydial inclusion membrane by using a novel separation technique and high-throughput proteome analysis. The successful candidate should have a doctoral degree in biochemistry, molecular biology or equivalent. We offer an interesting research project, wellequipped laboratories and a fruitful and interconnected scientific atmosphere.

The position is initially funded for 3 years and may be extended for 2 years in the case of a positive evaluation.

For enquiries please contact me directly by mail (jan.rupp@uk-sh.de) or phone (+49-451-500 4409) or send your applications until 30.03.08 to the

Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hygiene

University of Lübeck

Ratzeburger Allee 160

23538 Luebeck


Link: http://www.laborjournal.de/rubric/markt/gesetzt/S_08_03_a19.pdf

Postdoctoral scientist in Dermatology and Allergic

Universitätsklinikum Ulm

The Department of Dermatology and Allergic Diseases at the University Hospital of Ulm is seeking a

Postdoctoral scientist (TV-L equivalent to BATIIa)

for a project on molecular mechanisms of oxidative stress in aging in mice deficient for antioxidative enzymes for two years with the possibility for prolongation.

Candidates should have a PhD in cell biology/genetics or biochemistry/molecular biology. A strong and documented background with practical experience in the analysis of transgenic mice, cell biology and biochemistry is required and essential with publications preferably in peerreviewed journals.

Personal qualities preferably include an active, professional approach to the work with drive for independent work and excellent communication skills. The successful candidate will be highly motivated, able to work in a collaborative manner and committed to an academic career in a teamorientated environment with a perspective to establish her/his own research group/profile.

He/she will work in the new Life Sciences Building within the recently established Research Group on Aging Mechanisms funded by the German Research Foundation (KFO 142) embedded in a well connected interdisciplinary faculty. Please see our homepage at http://www.uni-ulm.de/klinik/derma/.

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

Applicants should send a full CV, a list of publications as well as the names and addresses of three academic referees not later than March 31, 2008 to:

University Hospital of Ulm

Professor Dr. Karin Scharffetter-Kochanek

Department of Dermatology and Allergic Diseases

Experimental Dermatology

Helmholtzstrasse 8/1

89081 Ulm


Ulm University is an equal opportunity employer

and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals.

Link: http://www.laborjournal.de/rubric/markt/gesetzt/S_08_03_a27.pdf

6 PhD-Positions in Heidelberg University

The Cluster of Excellence CellNetworks, centered on world-renowned Heidelberg University, unites more than 90 leading research groups from the faculties of Medicine, Bioscience and Natural Science, DKFZ, EMBL, MPI for Medical Research and the Central Institute for Mental Health, in the common objective: to explore complex networks within and beyond the cell, to describe functional interaction in unprecedented detail and truly understand how it all fits into place. We focus on life-science with expertise from biology, medicine, physical chemistry, biophysics, material science and advanced computation. We offer

6 PhD-Positions.

To outstanding graduates we provide a distinguished three year PhD Program (TV-L 50% E13, common German PhD salary) within one of our research groups of your choice. All CellNetworks PhD students will be members of the HBIGS Graduate School of Molecular and Cellular Biology
. The HBIGS international PhD program comprises a series of courses, seminars and soft skill courses designed to equip students with the essentials to become effective scientists. HBIGS offers its first application round in spring 2008, the call will be open from March 15 to May 15, 2008 (only online application). Please find further information about the participating research groups of the cluster and use the online registration and application system provided on the HBIGS website at http://www.hbigs.uni-heidelberg.de/.

Link : http://www.laborjournal.de/rubric/markt/gesetzt/S_08_04_a08.pdf

Ph.D. student position in University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

The Department of Anaesthesiology at the University Hospital Erlangen, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg invites applications for a

Ph.D. student position

in the research group of Prof. Dr. Carla Nau. This position is funded trough the Clinical Research Unit “Determinants and modulators of postoperative pain” of the German Research Foundation. The group is studying the molecular mechanisms of nociceptive transduction and transmission in the peripheral nervous system and its plas ticity in response to tissue or nerve injury. The focus lies on ion channels of the TRP- and Nav-family. A strong background in neurobiology, molecular biology, cell biology, or biochemistry is required.

Candidates should hold a Master degree in one of these areas or a German Diploma in one of the Life Sciences. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by submitting a full curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, explaining the motivation and expectation to enrol in Ph.D. program (maximum two pages), and the names of two referees, at least one of whom should be an academic. Women are especially encouraged to apply and handicapped applicants with equal qualification will be given preferential treatment.

Electronic applications should be sent to: bewerbung@kfa.imed.uni-erlangen.de

For further information please contact:

Prof. Dr. Carla Nau (Carla.Nau@kfa.imed.uni-erlangen.de)
Dr. Andreas Leffler (Andreas.Leffler@kfa.imed.uni-erlangen.de)

Department of Anesthesiology
University Hospital Erlangen
University Erlangen-Nuremberg
Krankenhausstr. 12
91054 Erlangen

Information: http://www.laborjournal.de/rubric/markt/gesetzt/S_08_03_a25.pdf

International PhD Programm 2008-2009

Research Group: Mr. Dr. Mark Bajohrs

The International Max Planck Research School for Molecular and Cellular Biology (IMPRS-MCB) of the Max-Planck-Institute of Immunobiology and the Albert-Ludwigs-University in Freiburg i. Br. (Germany) invites suitable candidates to apply for a position in the preparatory program of our

International PhD program 2008/2009

starting on October 1, 2008 in Freiburg i. Br. (Germany).

We invite applications from all countries. Applicants must hold a Masters degree or a Diploma (or equivalent) in Biology, Biochemistry, Medicine, Chemistry, or related fields. It is not necessary to hold the degree at the point of application. However, you must have been awarded your degree prior to the start of the program in October 2008. Candidates have to be fluent in written and spoken English and should document their proficiency in English (TOEFL etc.). German is not required. All applications are reviewed and candidates are selected for personal interviews in Freiburg based on their academic qualification, motivation, CV, suitability to the program and two confidential letters of recommendation. The closing date for online registration is May 3, 2008 and for full applications May 10, 2008. Online-registration and full details of the requirements for the application including the application form can be found at www.imprs-mcb.mpg.de. The Max-Planck Society strives to offer more employment for the disabled. Disabled candidates are encouraged to apply. A childcare facility is attached to the Institute.

Link: http://www.immunbio.mpg.de/home/contact/positions/index.html

Postdoctoral Plant Biology in Potsdam, Germany.

The Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology in Potsdam invites applications for a

Postdoctoral Position

in Quantitative Genetics, to work on projects related to the analysis of variation in growth and metabolism in Arabidopsis and crop plants. The position offers the possibility to apply quantitative genetics in an interdisciplinary environment. We are investigating phenotypic variations in metabolism in large populations of inbreds and accessions/cultivars, using robotised methods to analyse enzyme activities and metabolites. The institute has a large number of bioinformaticians and modellers, and is one of the BMBF-funded Systems Biology Centres in Germany.

The candidate should have a PhD in Plant Biology, Genetics or Mathematics. The position requires experience in the creation and genotyping of plant populations, in experimental design, and in statistical analysis. Experience in the analysis of population structure and association mapping is desirable. The position is funded initially for 30 months.

For further information contact Prof Mark Stitt (Phone: +49-(0)331 567 8100, mail: mstitt@mpimp-golm.mpg.de or visit http://www.mpimp-golm.mpg.de).

Applications including CV, list of publications and letters of recommendation from two referees should be sent by the 3. April 2008 to:

Max-Planck-Institut für Molekulare Pflanzenphysiologie
Personalverwaltung Wissenschaftspark Golm,
Am Mühlenberg 1,
14476 Potsdam

Link: http://www-en.mpimp-golm.mpg.de/08-jobOffers/1108_WMStitt/index.html