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Stellenausschreibung / Job advertisement

The School VI of Medicine and Health Sciences comprises the fields of human medicine, medical physics and acoustics, neurosciences, psychology and health services research. Together with the four regional hospitals, School VI forms the University Medicine Oldenburg. Furthermore, the university cooperates closely with the University Medicine of the University of Groningen.

In the division for Human Genetics of the Department of Human Medicine there is a vacancy for a

PhD Position (m/f/d)
(Salary according to TV-L E13, 65%)

to be filled as soon as possible for a limited period of 3 years. There is the possibility of personal scientific qualification (doctorate thesis).

The Human Genetics is dedicated to exploring genetic and biomedical challenges in neurosensory science, neurobiology, and ciliopathies. We are at the forefront of developing therapeutic strategies for genetic diseases. As part of our Division, you will join a dynamic and interdisciplinary team equipped with state-of-the-art technologies. This exciting PhD project is embedded in a research consortium that bridges clinical and basic research. It is translationally oriented with an emphasis on studying genetic diseases affecting the brain, retina, and cilia.

Prerequisite Recruitment Requirements:

  • A scientific university degree (Master or equivalent) in Biomedicine or equivalent (e.g., Biology, Molecular Medicine)
  • Proficiency in both English and German language
  • Research experience in genetic diseases, cell culture, immunocytochemical procedures, and microscopy
  • Comprehensive knowledge in molecular biology methods and translational techniques
  • Proficiency with computers software and technical laboratory equipment
  • Highest motivation and dedication towards scientific excellence
  • Detailed description of your motivation to with reference to our research topic and previous work

Beneficial Recruitment Requirements:

  • Prior experience in wet-chemical research projects from preparation to evaluation
  • Hands-on experience in culturing primary cell lines
  • Expertise in immunocytochemical procedures & microscopy preparations
  • Familiarity with virus production for target cell transduction
  • Experience supervising student projects or internships
  • Strong commitment to basic science
  • Excellent team spirit with a talent to integrate in a multi-disciplinary collaboration

We offer:

  • Payment in accordance with collective bargaining law (special annual payment, public service pension scheme, asset-related benefits) incl. 30 days annual leave
  • Support and guidance during your onboarding phase
  • A family-friendly environment with flexible working hours (flexitime) and the possibility of pro-rata mobile work
  • Benefits from the university's health promotion programme
  • An extensive and free further education programme as well as programmes geared toward the promotion of early career researchers (

The University of Oldenburg aims to increase the proportion of women in the academic field. Therefore, women are strongly encouraged to apply. According to § 21 para. 3 NHG, female applicants should be given preferential consideration if their qualifications are equivalent.
Applicants with disabilities are given preference in the event of equal suitability.

For further information, please contact Kirsten Braunseis, e-mail, .

Please send your application (including a letter of motivation with reference to the announcement and our previous work, curriculum vitae, certificates and references) via email as a single PDF document by 29.04.2024 to University of Oldenburg, FK VI, Department of Human Medicine, Department of Human Genetics, Prof. Dr. John Neidhardt, 26111 Oldenburg at

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