The University of Cologne is one of the largest and most research-intensive universities in Germany, offering a wide range of subjects.
With its six faculties and its interfaculty centres, it offers a broad spectrum of scientific disciplines and internationally outstanding
profile areas, supported by.
Our graduate school, the research training group 2550 (grk2550.uni-koeln.de)
aims at understanding
how the astonishing adaptability of biological systems can be achieved by dynamic protein relocalization. Our interdisciplinary group from the fields of chemistry,
biochemistry and biology characterizes the mechanisms underlying the dynamic regulation of protein localization and the physiological conditions that drive it. The
research training group provides structured training for German and international doctoral candidates, who are selected according
to the criteria of an outstanding academic profile.
- Doctoral candidates in the RTG will perform experiments on individual relocalizing proteins and on the dedicated machineries controlling and driving relocalization. They will employ unbiased
approaches to generalize their findings and will develop novel tools to modulate relocalization processes.
- The research training group is aimed at doctoral candidates with a background in molecular biology, biochemistry, molecular medicine and biological/organic chemistry
WE OFFER YOU
- Our doctoral candidates can build on the complementary expertise present in the consortium, on excellent state-of-the-art core facilities and the thriving highly interactive scientific environment in Cologne
- The candidates will expand their scientific horizon through participation in an interactive tailor-made educational program that covers broad principles, and specific scientific and career development needs
- A diverse and fair working environment
- Support in reconciling work and family life
- Occupational health management offers
- Local transport ticket at a discount for UoC employees
The positions are available from the 1 st of July 2023 or upon mutual agreement on a part-time basis (65%). The positions are to be filled for a fixed term initially until 31.12.2024. If the necessary prerequisites required by tariff regulations as well as the sought-after personal qualifications are met, the salary will correspond to the pay grade 13 as specified in the States’ Tariff Agreement (TVL).
The University of Cologne is committed to equal opportunities and diversity. Women are especially encouraged to apply and will be considered preferentially in accordance with the Equal Opportunities Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (Landesgleichstellungsgesetz – LGG NRW). We also expressly welcome applications from people with disabilities / special needs or of equal status.
Please send your application including
- Statement describing your motivation to join our research training group
- Detailed academic CV, certificates and transcripts of Bachelor and Master Studies as well as a short summary (1/2 page) of your Master thesis project
- Choice of three laboratories represented in the research training group with a short indication for the reasons why you would like to join these particular ones (participating research groups can be found on the RTG homepage:
Please provide the names and contact details of two referees who can evaluate your academic ability and potential by email (in one pdf-file) to
with the reference number Wiss2210-31. They should be addressed to the speaker of the research training group, Prof. Jan Riemer, University of Cologne, Institute of Biochemistry, Zuelpicher Str. 47A, 50674 Cologne, Germany. The application deadline is the 13th of February 2023
Please direct any enquiries and questions to Susanne Vorhagen (firstname.lastname@example.org