The University Hospital of Münster is one of the leading hospitals in Germany. Such a position cannot be achieved by size and medical successes alone. The individual commitment counts above all. We need your commitment so that even with little things we can achieve great things for our patients. There are many possibilities open for you so that you may develop with them.
The group of Kay Grobe at the Institute of Physiological Chemistry and Pathobiochemistry, University of Münster, Germany, offers a Postdoc position (TV-L 13, 3+2 years) to investigate
Molecular mechanisms of Hedgehog morphogen function in vitro and in vivo
Full-time 38,5 (hours/week)
Salary according to TV-L E 13
The successful applicant will investigate fundamental mechanisms of Hedgehog (Hh) regulated morphogenesis in vitro and in vivo. Hh proteins control cell growth and survival, but also act as morphogens that pattern almost every aspect of the vertebrate and invertebrate body. How the single Hh morphogen can act in such a wide variety of functions is the focus of our research. In the past, by investigating developmental, cellular, and molecular aspects of Hhs and its interaction partners using a broad spectrum of approaches, we have generated pioneering insight into Hh mobilization and bioactivation at the cell surface
(http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Grobe+hedgehog). Our ongoing and future projects aim to understand the molecular function of essential Hh regulators and transporters called heparan sulfate proteoglycans in this process
(http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Grobe+AND+heparan+sulfate). To this end, the institute provides an exciting interdisciplinary atmosphere and state-of-the-art laboratory space and microscopy infrastructure.
The prerequisite for this appointment is a Ph.D. degree in Biology, Biochemistry or related fields. Highly motivated individuals with a strong background in cell or developmental biology, molecular biology or biochemistry are encouraged to apply. Experience in Drosophila genetics would be helpful, but is not essential. The contract will be fixed-term for three years with a possible extension. Command of the German language is essential, as the applicant will participate in institute teaching (limited to three biochemistry seminars and one practical course).
Please send your application including a motivation letter, CV, copies of Master and Ph.D. certificates (or equivalent) and a grade transcript electronically as one single pdf file to the address indicated below. In addition, please arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent to the same address.
The deadline for applications is November 31st, 2016.
Please send your application to: PD Dr. Kay Grobe Institute of Physiological Chemistry and Pathobiochemistry, Waldeyerstrasse 15, University of Münster, 48149 Münster, Germany or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications of women are specifically invited. In the case of similar qualifications, competence, and specific achievements, women will be considered on preferential terms within the framework of the legal possibilities. Handicapped candidates with equivalent qualifications will be given preference.