Ph.D. position in Bacterial Genetics in Köln

In frame of a DFG-funded project a Ph.D. position (1/2 E13 TV-L) is available to study mechanisms controlling transcriptional silencing by the global regulator and nucleoid-associated protein H-NS in Escherichia coli, and to elucidate the role of LuxR-type transcription factors in antagonistic control of H-NS in response the stress conditions and environmental stimuli. Experience in bacterial genetics and/or microbiology as well as knowledge of standard molecular and biochemical techniques is advantageous. Applicants should hold a Diploma or Masters-Degree in Biology or Biochemistry. Applicants are requested to send a curriculum vitae, a statement of interest, correspondence addresses of two referees by August, 20 2009 (preferably by email). The University of Cologne is an equal opportunity employer in compliance with German disability laws. Applications from women and disabled persons are particularly welcome.


Prof. Dr. Karin Schnetz

Institut für Genetik, Universität zu Köln
Zülpicher Str. 47
50674 Köln