Postdoc Position - Ciliary Wnt Signaling in Mouse Development

Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum
February 10, 2023
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Position: Postdoc Position - Ciliary Wnt Signaling in Mouse


Department: Molecular Embryology

Code number: 2023-0017

The German Cancer Research Center is the largest biomedical research institution in Germany. With more than 3,000 employees, we operate an extensive scientific program in the field of cancer research.

Job description:

The Wnt/β-catenin pathway plays an eminent role in development and cancer. We recently showed that in primary cilia, a β-catenin-independent Wnt/GSK3 signal promotes ciliogenesis (DEV CELL in press; www. Deficiency of this ciliary Wnt signaling leads to various tissue malformations in embryos. To analyse systematically the physiological role of this ciliary Wnt signaling also in adults, we are creating mutant mice specifically defective in this pathway, but normal for canonical Wnt signaling. The project involves phenotypic characterisation of these mouse mutants for tissue defects and underlying deficiencies in ciliary function. The postdoc will be embedded in a Wnt-focussed collaborative research center (https: //


Applicants should hold a PhD degree in biology / life sciences with a background in mouse biology, including phenotyping of adults and/or embryos. The applicants should be highly self-motivated and be able to pursue research projects independently as well as in collaborations. An excellent written and oral command of English is essential. German language skills are desirable, but not mandatory.

Please send a single PDF file including CV (Germans: copies of Abitur- & Master's degree), a cover letter stating research and career interests, certificates, expected availability date, a list of publications and two letters of reference.

Incomplete applications will not be considered or acknowledged.

We offer:

  • Interesting, versatile workplace
  • International, attractive working environment
  • Campus with modern state-of-the-art infrastructure
  • Salary according to TV-L including social benefits
  • Possibility to work part-time
  • Flexible working hours
  • Comprehensive further training program
  • Access to the DKFZ International Postdoc Program
  • Important notice:

    The DKFZ is subject to the regulations of the Infection Protection Act (IfSG). As a consequence, only persons who present proof of immunity against measles may work at the DKFZ.

    Earliest possible start date: 01.04.2023

    Duration: The position is initially limited to 2 years with the possibility of prolongation. ​

    The position can in principle be part-time.

    Application deadline: 10.02.2023


    Angelika Schmidt-Zitouni Phone +49(0)6221/42-4639

    Please note that we do not accept applications submitted via email.

    The DKFZ is committed to increase the proportion of women in all areas and positions in which women are underrepresented. Qualified female applicants are therefore particularly encouraged to apply.

    Among candidates of equal aptitude and qualifications, a person with disabilities will be given preference.

    To apply for a position please use our online application portal (https: // www.

    We ask for your understanding that we cannot return application documents that are sent to us by post (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, Personalabteilung, Im Neuenheimer Feld 280, 69120 Heidelberg) and that we do not accept applications submitted via email. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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