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PhD student Position in Biochemistry (f/m) (JU-16-68)

Jacobs University is a private, state-recognized, English-language research university, offering Bachelor, Master or PhD programs in the focus areas Health, Mobility and Diversity. The guiding principles are first class research and teaching, international diversity and transdisciplinary cooperation. Jacobs University’s goal is to prepare young talents from all around the world to take on the new challenges in today’s globalized workplace. Currently, more than 1,200 students from over 100 nations live and study on the residential campus. 
The Ribogenetics group at Jacobs University Bremen, Germany, within the Department of Life Sciences & Chemistry, Focus Area Health, invites applications for
PhD student Position in Biochemistry (m/f)
Job ID JU-16-68
(50% time / limited for 3 years)


The position is funded by the Tönjes-Vagt Foundation for a duration of 3 years. The successful applicant will work on the project “Why is Dictyostelium resistant to viruses?". In this project, the PhD student will work on various mechanisms of RNA-mediated gene regulation to identify core components, which confer virus resistance to the amoeba. Training in various techniques from molecular biology will be provided, including advanced methods like LSM, RNAseq and mass spectrometry.

Your qualifications:
  • Excellent background in biochemistry and genetics
  • M.Sc. degree or Diploma in the Life Sciences. Candidates expecting to receive their M.Sc. degree in the next three months are warmly invited to apply as well
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in the English language
  • Team player, with good communication skills, highly self-motivated and able to work independently with excellent time management skills.
  • Previous practical experience in working with Dictyostelium discoideum or with RNA molecules is a pre-requisite for a successful application
If you're interested in joining the Ribogenetics team, please submit your application, by November 30, 2016, or until the positions are filled.  Applications should include cv, letter of motivation, certificates, list of publications (if applicable) and names and email addresses of at least two referees as one file via email to Prof. Dr. Christian Hammann, c.hammann [at]
Jacobs University is an equal opportunity employer.
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