The research group of Sebastian Rumpf in the Institute of Neuro- and Behavioural Biology at the University of Münster, Germany, invites applications for a

Doctoral Research Associate
Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in
(salary level 13 TV-L, 65%)
in the area of
Genetic Control of Developmental Neuronal Remodelling

This part-time (65% FTE), fixed-term position is available from the earliest possible date for the duration of three years. Currently, the regular working time for full-time employment is 39 hours and 50 minutes per week.

The Rumpf group investigates developmental, cellular and molecular aspects of neuronal morphogenesis using a broad range of techniques, especially modern imaging approaches. The Institute houses five groups working with Drosophila, provides state-of-the-art microscopy infrastructure (CLSM, spinning disk, SIM, light-sheet and electron microscopy) and an international atmosphere.

Your tasks:

The position is tied to working towards a doctorate (PhD) in the area of neurite degeneration and regeneration during development (see e.g. Marzano et al. (2021) Cell Reports 37, 110024).

Our expectations:

Candidates with a strong background in cell or developmental biology, molecular biology or genetics are encouraged to apply. Applications from candidates interested in quantitative imaging are especially welcome. Experience with Drosophila genetics is not an essential requirement. The prerequisite for this appointment is a MSc in biology, biochemistry or another related field.

The University of Münster is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the proportion of women academics. Consequently, we actively encourage applications by women. Female candidates with equivalent qualifications and academic achievements will be preferentially considered within the framework of the legal possibilities. The University of Münster is committed to employing more staff with disabilities. Candidates with recognised severe disabilities who have equivalent qualifications are given preference in hiring decisions.

Applications should include a motivation letter, a curriculum vitae and a grade transcript. The application deadline is 15 July 2022. Applications should be sent electronically, as one PDF file to:

Dr Sebastian Rumpf
Institute of Neuro- and Behavioural Biology
The University of Münster
Badestr. 9
D-48149 Münster, Germany

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