Job ID: 81794

PhD position in molecular and cellular neurosciences

Position: Ph.D. Student

Deadline: 10 June 2022

Employment Start Date: 1 September 2022

Contract Length: 3 years

City: Marburg

Country: Germany

Institution: Philipps-University of Marburg

Department: Institute of Physiological


The Faculty of Medicine, Laboratory for Molecular Neurobiology of Prof. Dr. Marco Rust is currently accepting applications for a

Research Assistant (PhD student position).

The position is initially offered for a period of 3 years, if no former times of qualification must be considered. The starting date is as soon as possible. The position is part-time (65 % of regular working hours) with salary and benefits commensurate with a public service position in the state Hesse, Germany (TV-H E 13, 65 %).
In a multidisciplinary approach, the research group of Prof. Dr. Marco Rust aims at identifying actin regulatory mechanisms in neurons and at elucidating their relevance for mammalian brain development and function. The offered position is funded by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) and will allow the successful candidate to characterize a novel mechanism relevant for neuronal actin dynamics. Moreover, the can-didate has access to the interdisciplinary graduate program of the Biochemical-Pharmacological Center (BPC).

We are looking for highly motivated applicant with a Master of Science or equivalent degree in biology, biochemistry or life sciences. Expected is a strong background in biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology or neurobiology. Specific expertise in cutting-edge microscopy and mouse genetics as well as permit for animal experimental work are beneficial. The position further requires the willingness to work in a multidisciplinary team. Good English oral and writing skills are required. Disposition to own scientific qualification (e.g. a doctorate project in the area of molecular and cellular neuroscience) is expected.

Feel free to contact Prof. Dr. Marco Rust at for more information.

Please send your application (motivation letter, CV, names of 2 references) mentioning registration number fb20-0095-wmz-2022 as a single PDF file to before 10.06.2022.

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