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Stellenangebote am COS Heidelberg

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Abteilung Arendt

 Prof. Detlev Arendt 

Abteilung Frings

 Prof. Stephan Frings
 Dr. Frank Möhrlen

Abteilung Greb

 Prof.Thomas Greb  

Abteilung Hell

Abteilung Holstein

 Prof. Thomas Holstein

 Dr. Suat Özbek

The laboratory of Dr. Suat Özbek at the Centre for Organismal Studies (COS) at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, is looking for highly motivated PhD students to join a research group working on molecular evolution in cnidarians.

The focus of the offered PhD projects is on understanding organelle morphogenesis and evolution in early branching metazoans. The successful candidate will study the function and evolution of novel molecular components in the morphogenesis of the cnidarian stinging organelle (David et al., Trends Genet. 2008; Beckmann et al., Int J Dev Biol 2010). Both projects are well-embedded in national and international cooperations.

Applicants should have a degree in Biological Sciences with a solid background in molecular biology and biochemistry. Basic skills in advanced microscopy and bioinformatics are of advantage. We are looking for motivated candidates with an interested in evolutionary and organismal biology. The Center for Organismal Studies provides a stimulating interdisciplinary research environment with access to various core facilities (Nikon Imaging Center, Deep Sequencing, Metabolomics).

Applications should be submitted to HBIGS or directly via email to Suat Özbek (, Centre for Organismal Studies Heidelberg, Heidelberg University, Im Neuenheimer Feld 230, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany.

The positions are funded by the DFG for 3 years according to the German TV-L13 (65%).

Deadline is 01.03.2018.


Abteilung Koch

Beschreibungen der momentan in der Abteilung Biodiversität und Pflanzensystematik zu vergebenden Stellen finden Sie hier.

Bitte wenden Sie sich mit Anfragen direkt an  Prof. Marcus Koch oder  Prof. Claudia Erbar.

Abteilung Kummer

 Prof. Ursula Kummer 

Abteilung Ingrid Lohmann

 Prof. Ingrid Lohmann

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Abteilung Jan Lohmann

 Prof. Jan Lohmann 

Abteilung Maizel

 Prof. Alexis Maizel  

Abteilung Pollerberg

PhD Position in Developmental Neurobiology

Topic: Molecular mechanisms of axon growth

The project in our department aims at a better understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying the growth and navigation of axons during development and regeneration. In particular, we study the role of cell adhesion molecules, cytoskeletal components, and intracellular signalling molecules which mediate between them. The project is basic research but aims at contributing to the development of novel therapeutic approaches, e. g. for axon regeneration (patents). Our major model system is the retina of chick and mouse embryo and our approaches comprise a broad spectrum of state-of-the-art techniques such as elaborate cell and tissue culture systems, molecular biology/biochemistry and micro-/nano-technology, and live imaging microscopy. For details, please visit our webpage and have a look at our review article.

We offer a well equipped department (Faculty of Biosciences) which is member of the COS (Center for Organismal Studies) and IZN (Interdisciplinary Center for Neurosciences) and also of the Cell Network Excellence Cluster. The Heidelberg Campus provides not only a very stimulating scientific environment but also a wide range of excellent facilities such as the Nikon Imaging Center, electron microscopy core facility, RNAi screening facility, deep sequencing core facility etc.. In our department, we offer supportive mentoring, motivating atmosphere, and safe funding of the PhD projects for 3 years (50% TV-L E13). For questions or applications, please send an email to (CV as a single pdf; please note that any documents submitted by mail cannot be returned).

Stellen / Open Positions 

 Prof. G.E. Pollerberg

Abteilung Rausch

 Prof. Thomas Rausch 
 Dr. Steffen Greiner

Abteilung Schumacher

 Prof. Karin Schumacher

Abteilung Strahl

 Prof. Sabine Strahl

Abteilung Wittbrodt

Alle Doktorarbeiten in der Abteilung Wittbrodt werden über HBIGS  gehandhabt. 

Anfragen auf Bachelor-, Master- oder PostDoc-Ebene richten Sie bitte an  Jochen Wittbrodt.

Anfragen in den AGs Braunbeck, Centanin und Poggi richten Sie bitte direkt an die entsprechenden Arbeitsgruppenleiter. 


Unabhängige Nachwuchsgruppen

 Dr. Sergio Acebrón

 Dr. Annika Guse  

 Dr. Emmanuel Gaquerel  

 Dr. Gislene Pereira  

PhD position

The laboratory of Dr. Gislene Pereira at the Centre for Organismal Studies (COS) at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, is looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic PhD student to join a team of international researchers.

The focus of the lab is to understand the mechanisms that contribute to cell division and genome stability using yeast as a model system. The successful candidate will study the function of novel components of a mitotic surveillance mechanism that contribute to accuracy of cell division (Pereira and Yamashita, Trends Cell Biol. 2011; Caydasi et al., Cell Div. 2010).

We offer a dynamic and supportive working environment (with English as the spoken language). The successful candidate will acquire expertise in a wide range of techniques comprising advanced microscopy, proteomic and genomic approaches. He/she will also benefit of being part of the structured PhD programme at the University of Heidelberg (HBIGS).

Applicants should have a degree in Biological Sciences with a solid background in cell and molecular biology, and special interested in research related to asymmetric cell division or cell cycle control. Applicants should be highly motivated, self-driving and able to work independently and as part of a team. Good communication skills in written and spoken English are required.

Application procedure: Applications including a CV, a brief summary of current and future research plans (1 page max), relevant certificates, and contact details of two academic referees should be submitted via email or mail to Gislene Pereira (, Centre for Organismal Studies Heidelberg, Heidelberg University, Im Neuenheimer Feld 230, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany. We ask for your understanding that applications cannot be returned.

Payment will be according to the German TV-L13 (part-time).

The position will be available from 1 October 2017.

The University of Heidelberg is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity. People with disabilities are given priority with the same suitability. Appointment will always be made on merit.

 Juniorprof. Dr. Steffen Lemke  

 Dr. Amal J. Johnston  

 Dr. Guido Grossmann  

 Dr. Jan-Felix Evers  

 Dr. Sebastian Wolf  


Metabolomics Core Technology Platform

Anfragen bitte an Dr. Markus Wirtz




 Prof.Thomas Rausch



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