Job Opportunities at COS Heidelberg
For Master and Bachelor theses, please contact the respective supervisor directly if not stated differently.
Apprenticeship positions are available at COS for "Fachinformatiker (m/w) Fachrichtung Systemintegration" and "Gärtner (m/w) Fachrichtung Zierpflanzenbau". More...
Postdoctoral Position in Plant Development (posted September 2017)
A postdoctoral position studying radial plant growth is available in the group of Thomas Greb at the Centre for Organismal Studies (COS) of Heidelberg University, Germany.
Our group investigates the process of radial growth and cambium regulation as a model for elucidating developmental principles focussing on intra- and intercellular communication. In the context of an ERC project, it is envisaged that the successful applicant will address the fundamental question of how cell identities are reprogrammed during postembryonic growth processes. For more information on the project or the general setup, please view our website or contact Thomas Greb directly.
Research at the Centre for Organismal Studies in Heidelberg is dedicated to study organismic biology from the basic molecular principles to cell biology, developmental biology and physiology both in plants and in animals at all organisational levels. The institute is fully embedded into the Life Science campus of Heidelberg University and access to state-of-the-art imaging, proteomics and genomics platforms is assured.
The successful applicant will be highly motivated, have outstanding communication skills, have published (or be close to publishing) in major international journals and be capable of working independently in a goaloriented manner. Experience in some or all of the following disciplines is desirable: plant development, genetics, histology, molecular biology, cell biology and transcriptomics. To qualify for the position the applicant should have a PhD degree or equivalent obtained in a related field, preferably no longer than three years ago.
Interested candidates are encouraged to send an email including a cover letter describing their motivation, CV and contact details for two referees to Thomas Greb (email@example.com). Reviewing of applications will be continued until a suitable candidate is found.
Please contact Prof. Rüdiger Hell directly for information on jobs within the Hell Group.
Please find descriptions of currently open positions within our department here.
Dr. Anja Schmidt accepts applications for internships, Bachelor and Master projects.
Please contact Dr. Anja Schmidt.
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: Stellen / Open Positions and have a look at our review article http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S092547731200113X .
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% TVL E13). For questions or applications, please send an email to G.E.Pollerberg@cos.uni-heidelberg.de (CV as a single pdf; please note that any documents submitted by mail cannot be returned).
All PhD students in the Wittbrodt group are recruited through HBIGS
For inquiries on openings on the Bachelor, Master or PostDoc level please contact Jochen Wittbrodt directly.
For the Braunbeck, Devos, Centanin and Poggi groups please contact the respective group leader directly.
Please see german version of this page for current job offer.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), 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.
Please contact Dr. Markus Wirtz.