Open Positions 1
Time Span as soon as possible for 3 years
Application Deadline 31 Oct 2021
Type of Position
PhD - Doctoral Programme
Field of Research
Mathematics / Natural Sciences
Description Call for applications for a doctoral researcher position in
Protease Research in Freiburg – the sunniest place in Germany!
The Research Training Group 2606 entitled Understanding Protease Functions in
Cellular Pathways through Discovery and Analysis of Protease Substrates
(ProtPath) is a German Research Foundation (DFG)-funded doctoral program
for research concerning proteases, their substrates and their functions in
biology and medicine. Biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, and proteomics are
the key methodologies of our research endeavor.
We have formed an excellent scientific network integrating projects located on
internationally renowned research institutes and departments of Freiburg
University and its Medical Center. Our mission is to support the fully funded
PhD work of early stage researchers that have completed their undergraduate
training in a life science subject. We aim to develop motivated, responsible,
and scientifically independent researchers fit for the postdoctoral job market
in academia, biotech, and industry.
The group of Prof. Chris Meisinger (P8) (www. meisingerlab.org) is seeking
for a talented and motivated doctoral researcher in the field of
Proteolytic Control of Mitochondrial Proteostasis
The project includes the functional characterization of novel mitochondrial
proteases of unknown function (orphan proteases) and analyse their
physiological function as well as potential pathophysiological roles.
References: Poveda-Huertes et al. Mol. Cell 77, 180-188 (2020); Vögtle et
al. Nat. Commun. 8, 290 (2017); Mossmann et al. Cell Metab. 20, 662-669
(2014); Vögtle et al. Cell 139, 428-439 (2009).
We are looking for a highly motivated PhD candidate of all nationalities who
is strongly committed to basic and translational research.
We offer a 3-year contract duration (Salary scheme E13 TV-L; 65%).
The position is available as soon as possible.
Relevant information/documents required
CV, Personal data/contact details;
Bachelor and Master degrees (or equivalent) - transcripts and
Proof of English proficiency;
Two reference letters;
Motivation letter and research interest.
Check for individual project description, how-to-apply, and learn more about
GRK 2606 on:
https: // www. protpath.uni-freiburg.de/
Please send all required documents as one pdf file to Susanne.elfert@mol-
med.uni-freiburg.de by October 31st, 2021.
Language of Dissertation
Letter of Motivation
List of Publication
Others : two reference letters
More Information https: // www. protpath.uni-freiburg.de/doctoral-