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PhD position in Oldenburg-Groningen Joint Graduate Research Training Group "Translational Research: From Pathological Mechanisms to Therapy"

The Medical Faculty of University of Oldenburg, Germany, and the University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands, jointly offer one PhD position in a newly established international graduate training group.

The graduate programme is a binational, interdepartmental and interdisciplinary program that aims to foster the integration of basic research, patient-oriented research, and population-based research with the long-term aim to improve health and patient outcome. PhD students will work on a three year individual research project in the fields of psychiatry, oncology, immunology or genetics and receive a broad training with courses in molecular biology, statistics, epidemiology, neuroscience, academic writing and others. The PhD Students are jointly supervised by one Principal Investigator (PI) at the University Medical Center Groningen and one PI at the Faculty of Medicine in Oldenburg. They may receive a dual PhD degree from both institutions.

The position is available at the earliest possible date for three years in the following project:

Project 3: Ciliopathies and intracellular signaling - unravelling the underlying mechanisms and implications for therapeutic approaches

For more information on the project please refer to

Payment is depending on previous experience (German TV-L E13, 65 %).

Requirements: We are looking for highly motivated and team-oriented candidates who aim to qualify for an academic career, and hold an above average academic university degree (Master or equivalent) in biology, biomedical sciences or a related field. The ideal candidate shows experiences in molecular genetics, molecular biology, cell culture and/or translational research. Knowledge in the methods of molecular biology, analysis of proteins with various techniques, and culturing cells will be of advantage. Training/experience in analysis of biological pathways or interactions relevant to ciliopathies is a plus. Candidates are expected to work in an interdisciplinary, international environment between Groningen and Oldenburg. Good oral and written English skills are essential. Basic knowledge of German and/or Dutch will be helpful but is not necessary.

The University of Oldenburg is dedicated to increasing the percentage of women in science. Therefore, female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply and will be given preference in cases of equal qualification. Applicants with disabilities will be given preference if equally qualified.

Please send your application (hardcopy preferred) including a cover letter, CV, list of two potential referees, and copies of certificates of academic grades to Faculty for Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Oldenburg, Human Genetics, Julia Wembacher, 26111 Oldenburg, Germany. The application deadline is September 26th, 2018. Please note that we cannot return any documents of your application.

Job interviews will be scheduled on October 10th, 2018.

Christina Oswald (Stand: 23.09.2018)