PhD position : University of Regensburg Department of Cell Biology & Plant Physiology

University of Regensburg Department of Cell Biology & Plant Physiology

PhD position

As part of a DFG-project at the Department of Cell Biology and Plant Physiology the University of Regensburg now a doctorate (researcher, E13 / 2) for a period of 3 years to fill.
The aim of the project is the molecular mechanism of a plant Armadillo-repeat protein (ARO1) with the establishment of polarity in the pollen tube and the oocyte [Gebert et al. (2008), enlighten Plant Cell 20: 2798-2814].

The main objectives are the identification and characterization by ARO1-interacting proteins. We seek to implement the project, a / s average motivated / s PhD student with a diploma / MSc in biochemistry, biology or a closely related field. Prerequisites are experience in Knowledge in the field of molecular biology and genetics, protein biochemistry and
plant cell and developmental biology.

We offer the handling of a highly topical and promising topic under excellent working conditions in a new, modern Laboratory and in a scientifically ambitious, international and collegiate Working Group. The project provides a particularly wide range of molecular,
protein biochemistry, cell biology and molecular genetics Methods. As a successful / r candidates in a structured, you will PhD Program in the Department of "Cellular Biochemistry and Biophysics" Regensburg in the International Graduate School of Life Sciences (RIGEL; http://www.biologie.uni-regensburg.de/RIGeL/index.html) conduct.
Your complete application (CV, motivation letter, references) set please contact:

Dr. Stefanie Sprunck
Cell Biology and Plant Physiology, University of Regensburg
Universitätsstr. 31, 93053 Regensburg
E-mail: @ stefanie.sprunck biologie.uni-regensburg.de

Scientist/Application Engineer/Physicist in Tübingen, Germany.

To strengthen our Microscopy Unit at the Hertie-Institute for Clinical Brain Research in Tübingen, Germany, (www.hih-tuebingen.de) we are seeking a

Scientist/Application Engineer/Physicist

The applicant will be responsible for the continued development of our microscope facility. The successful applicant, with necessary qualifications, can also be involved with or manage part of our recently funded European Community FP7 research project on optical analysis of protein aggregates in neurodegenerative diseases. We are looking for a highly motivated, team-oriented individual to work closely together with biologists on different types of microscopes (2photon-, fluorescence-, laser scanning-microscopes). Thus, the applicant is expected to have experience in techniques using light and fluorescent microscopy, image analysis and will need to have or develop an excellent understanding of 2photon-microscopy. Competence in optical techniques are necessary for this position. Computer skills are essential & preference will be given to applicants with a background in optics, microscopy, image analysis, and/or (neuro-)biology.

The position is initially for two years but can be extended into a permanent staff fellow position. Applications should be sent as soon as possible but no later than September 15th,2009 by e-mail to Prof. Mathias Jucker (mathias.jucker@uni-tuebingen.de). According to German law, disabled persons with equal occupational aptitude will be given preferred consideration. The University of Tübingen strives to promote equal opportunities in science and is committed to increasing the percentage of female scientists in teaching and research. Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Postdoctoral Position: Mathematical Modelling of Photorespiration

A postdoctoral position is available in the Systems Biology Research Group at the University of Rostock, Germany (Olaf Wolkenhauer, www.sbi.uni-rostock.de).

Photorespiration represents one of the major elements in plant primary metabolism, constituting the second-most important process in the land-based biosphere. In light of the importance of this process a DFG funded research network (“Forschergruppe”) PROMICS is to take a systems biology approach to understand the dynamics of photorespiration. The DFG research unit involves three groups from the University of Rostock and six other experimental groups from across Germany.

Applicants should have a strong background in mathematical and computational modelling and motivation to carry out an interdisciplinary project with experimental groups. Individuals with backgrounds in metabolic network reconstruction or metabolic engineering are especially encouraged to apply. Excellent communication skills are required for the candidate to lead the modeling activity within PROMICS. The project is funded for an initial period of three years, with a possible extension for three more years. The salary is according to the German University payment scheme (E14) for an experienced postdoc (equivalent to a research group leader). The Wolkenhauer Group (www.sbi.uni-rostock.de) provides a vibrant research environment, with a number of active research projects in the areas of bioinformatics and systems biology. The group moved in July 2009 into a new building and
provides excellent facilities.

Interested candidates should send their CV and documents in pdf format to: