The Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology invite applications for a Postdoctoral position (two years initially)

The Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology
– Hans Knöll Institute – investigates the pathobiology of human-pathogenic
fungi and identifies targets for the development of novel natural product-based
antibiotics. We invite applications for a Postdoctoral position (two years initially)

Successful candidates will investigate
Complement Genetics in Renal Diseases
Main topics of the project are
• Identification of Genetic Mutations of Complement Genes in Renal Disease
• Genotype Phenotype Correlation of identified genes
• Functional characterization of CFHR1 and CFHR3 proteins
Requirements: Doctoral degree in biology or life sciences. Experience and
knowledge of molecular biology, biochemistry immunobiology and genetics are
relevant for this project. Excellent and good experimental skills in molecular biology,
immunobiology, cell biology and genetics are required. Experience in bioinformatics
are of advantage.

Salary is paid according to German TV-L.
The Hans Knoell Institute is an equal opportunity employer.
For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Peter F. Zipfel,
+49 (0) 3641 532 1300, peter.zipfel@hki-jena.de

Complete applications should include a CV, list of publications, brief statement of
research experiences and a list of three potential references, and should be submitted
referring to HKI job posting No. 05/2009 by may 31, 2009 to:

Mail address:
Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology
– Hans Knoell Institute –
Personnel Department
Beutenbergstrasse 11a
07745 Jena


A PhD position “Mechanisms and imaging of cardiovascular cell-cell interactions“ at the the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry

With funding of industry and the SFB 688 “Mechanisms and imaging of cardiovascular
cell-cell interactions“ a PhD position for a life scientist with a strong interest in interdisciplinary research is offered in the group of Prof.Wolfgang Bauer.

The project is situated between the Dept. of Internal Medicine I, the Dept. of
Experimental Physics V, and the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry.

The aim is to characterize, primarily by non-invasive methods, the time course and
interrelation of functional and morphological changes during the process of atherosclerosis.
Imaging modalities are high resolution 1H MRT, 19F imaging and high-end
MR techniques quantifying elasticity of the vessel wall. Contrast agents for
molecular and cellular imaging are developed in cooperation with the Institute of
Inorganic Chemistry.

The candidate is supposed to participate in the Graduate School of Life Science
Salary is based on TV-L. The position is available immediately.

The position may be suitable for a postdoctoral researcher as well and can be
upgraded accordingly.

Please send your application by e-mail (single PDF file), including contact details of referees to:
PhD position
Prof. Dr. Dr. W.R. Bauer
Dept. of Medicine I
Josef Schneider Strasse 2 D-97070 Würzburg
Tel.: ++49 (0)931 201 36327
Email: w.bauer@medizin.uni-wuerzburg.de.


In the Department of Pediatrics and Pediatric Neurology at the University of Göttingen is a PHD POSITION available in a DFG funded project

In the Department of Pediatrics and Pediatric Neurology at the University of Göttingen is a PHD POSITION available in a DFG funded project to study peroxisome biology.
The research program will focus on factors required for formation and
function of peroxisomes. Our laboratory works mainly on genes and
proteins involved in the cellular formation of peroxisomes (peroxisome
biogenesis) and pathways that are associated with human inborn peroxisomal
diseases. We are also generating mouse models for these disorders
that will allow research on new therapeutic approaches.

We are offering an attractive environment of basic science and clinical
research with research interaction within the neurosciences at the University
of Göttingen and the Max Planck Institutes for Experimental Medicine
and Biophysical Chemistry.

The position is now available for two years with possible further extension.
The successful candidate must hold or expect to obtain a masters degree
(MSc, Diplom, or equivalent) in one of the following fields: biochemistry,
neurobiology, molecular or cell biology.

Women are especially encouraged to apply. Handicapped applicants with
equal qualifications will be given preferential treatment.

Candidates should send a CV, a brief outline (max. one page) of research
experiences and scientific interests, and the contact details of at least one referee to

Prof. Dr. Jutta Gärtner
Zentrum Kinderheilkunde und Jugendmedizin
Pädiatrie II, Universitätsmedizin Göttingen,
37099 Göttingen.

E-Mail: paediatrie2@med.uni-goettingen.de


Cell Biologist to study optimization of delivery for RNAi therapeutics in (MPI-CBG) Dresden.

The Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG)
is looking for a

Cell Biologist to study optimization of delivery for RNAi therapeutics

to work in the High-Throughput Technology Development Studio (HT-TDS)
of the MPI-CBG in Dresden. The HT-TDS is developing phenotypic assays
and implementing automated high-content screens in cultured cells and
model organisms with the aid of robotic systems, automated microscopy
and advanced automated image analysis to discover novel gene functions
by RNA interference and screen small molecule collections (see
http:/tds.mpi-cbg.de/webtds/ for further information).

The selected candidate would be responsible for the development and
implementation of in vitro quantitative cell-based assays to optimize
RNAi formulation for therapeutic use.

The position is offered within the scope of a collaboration with a leading
company for RNAi therapeutics, which aims to develop innovative
methods for siRNA delivery.

The preferred candidate has a PhD degree and a strong scientific background
in a relevant field of cell biology. Experience in advanced fluorescence
microscopy, RNAi techniques and the development of cell based
assays is required. Excellent communication skills, goal-oriented and the
ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team are also essential. The
working language of the MPI-CBG is English.

The position is initially for 2 years and will be compensated according to
the TVÖD scale. The Max Planck Society is committed to employ more disabled
persons. The application of disabled persons is strongly encouraged.
The Max Planck Society is committed to increase the number of
female scientists. Women are particularly encouraged to apply.

Please send your application before 5th June 2009 to:
Max Planck Institute
of Molecular Cell Biology
and Genetics (MPI-CBG)
Code: 2009-Cell-Biologist-4140
Pfotenhauerstr. 108
D-01307 Dresden, Germany
or e-mail: 2009-Cell-Biologist-4140@mpi-cbg.de


4 PhD Scholarships at the University of Tübingen, Germany

The Graduate Training Center of Neuroscience at the University of Tübingen, Germany, and the German Research Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) in Tübingen invite applications for

4 PhD Scholarships in Brain Aging and Neurodegeneration

Highly qualified graduate students are invited to apply for this 2-years scholarship (€ 1,500 monthly) that can be extended to 3 years. The scholarships are funded by the German Helmholtz Research Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases. The research topics of the PhD projects must therefore be in line with the Center’s mission to investigate the causes and consequences of neurodegenerative diseases of the aging human brain.
Application details and a list of PhD projects proposed by faculty members of the Graduate School of Cellular & Molecular Neuroscience can be downloaded from our website: www.neuroschool-tuebingen-molec.de

Application deadline is June 12, 2009.

Applications should be sent electronically as a single pdf-file to
the Graduate Training Center at neuro.office@uni-tuebingen.de.

In case you have further questions, please contact
Horst Herbert (horst.herbert@uni-tuebingen.de)
or Mathias Jucker (mathias.jucker@uni-tuebingen.de).


RWTH :PhD positions : Nano-Diagnostics and Nano-Therapeutics, Aachen

RWTH :PhD positions : Nano-Diagnostics and Nano-Therapeutics

PhD Studentships on Nano-Diagnostics and Nano-Therapeutics available at the Department of Experimental Molecular Imaging at the RWTH / Aachen University Keywords: Cancer; Imaging; Drug targeting; Nanomedicines; Liposomes, Polymers, Micelles; Chemistry; Material Science; Pharmacy; Pharmacology; Medicine The Rheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule (RWTH) is a world-renowned research university located in Aachen, Germany. With more than 30.000 students and more than 100 courses, RWTH ranks among the largest and most prestigious technical universities in Germany and in Europe. Since 2007, RWTH is part of the German league of Excellence Universities, and it holds strong reputation for chemical and medical research, material science, for mechanical and electrical engineering, and for computer science. At the Department of Experimental Molecular Imaging (ExMI ; headed by Prof. Fabian Kiessling) at the RWTH, several 3-year PhD studentships are now available for individuals interested in working on nano-diagnostics and nano-therapeutics, at the interface of chemistry, biology, medicine and material science. A secondary focus within the Department lies on the pharmacological and toxicological aspects of advanced diagnostics and therapeutics, and on the in vitro and in vivo evaluation (and visualization) of passively and actively targeted nanomedicines, such as liposomes, polymers, micelles and antibodies. Imaging techniques to be used include PET, SPECT, MRI, ultrasound and optical imaging, as well as immunohistochemistry and confocal microscopy. Experience in working with one (or more) of these visualization techniques would be advantageous. Talented, motivated and internationally oriented individuals with a background in pharmacy, pharmacology, (bio-) chemistry, (bio-) medicine or (bio-) technology, and with at least one year of relevant research experience, are invited to send their application, together with a CV, a letter of motivation, a summary of recent research experience, and the names of two independent referees via email to Dr. Twan Lammers: lammersaachen@gmail.com


Twan Lammers

RWTH - Dept. of Experimental Molecular Imaging
Pauwelstrasse 20
52074 Aachen