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Job Opportunities at COS Heidelberg

For Master and Bachelor theses, please contact the respective supervisor directly if not stated differently.


Apprenticeship positions

Apprenticeship positions are available at COS for "Fachinformatiker (m/w) Fachrichtung Systemintegration" and "Gärtner (m/w) Fachrichtung Zierpflanzenbau". More... 

Arendt group

 Prof. Detlev Arendt

Frings group

 Prof. Stephan Frings
 Dr. Frank Möhrlen

Greb group

 Prof. Thomas Greb  

PhD position available: Quantitative analysis of the cellular growth dynamics during lateral plant growth (find out more).

Hell group

Please contact  Prof. Rüdiger Hell directly for information on jobs within the Hell Group.  

Holstein group

 Prof. Thomas Holstein 

Koch group

Please find descriptions of currently open positions within our department here.

Please contact  Prof. Marcus Koch or  Prof. Claudia Erbar directly. 

Dr. Anja Schmidt accepts applications for internships, Bachelor and Master projects.

Please contact   Dr. Anja Schmidt.

Kummer group

 Prof. Ursula Kummer

Ingrid Lohmann group 

 Prof. Ingrid Lohmann

Group homepage

Jan Lohmann group

 Prof. Jan Lohmann

Maizel group

 Prof. Alexis Maizel  

Pollerberg group

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 .

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 (CV as a single pdf; please note that any documents submitted by mail cannot be returned).

Rausch group

 Prof. Thomas Rausch
 Dr. Steffen Greiner

Schumacher group

 Prof. Karin Schumacher

Strahl group

 Prof. Sabine Strahl 


Wittbrodt group

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. 

Independent junior groups


 Dr. Annika Guse  

 Dr. Emmanuel Gaquerel  

Please see german version  of this page for current job offer.

 Dr. Gislene Pereira  

 Juniorprof. Dr. Steffen Lemke  

 Dr. Amal J. Johnston  

 Dr. Guido Grossmann  

 Dr. Jan-Felix Evers  

 Dr. Sebastian Wolf  


Metabolomics Core Technology Platform

Please contact Dr. Markus Wirtz



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