Doctoral Researcher Position in Protease ResearchAlbert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg • GRK2606 ProtPath • Freiburg

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October 31, 2021


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Time Span as soon as possible for 3 years Application Deadline 31 Oct 2021 Financing yes Type of Position

  • PhD - Doctoral Programme
  • Field of Research

  • Mathematics / Natural Sciences
  • Subjects Biochemistry 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. 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 certificates; 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.

    Please send all required documents as one pdf file to Susanne.elfert@mol- by October 31st, 2021.

    Working Language

  • English
  • Language of Dissertation

  • English
  • German
  • Required Documents

  • CV
  • Reports, certificates
  • Transcripts
  • Letter of Motivation
  • Research Proposal
  • List of Publication
  • Others : two reference letters
  • More Information https: // www. researcher-position-in-protease-research-in-freiburg

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