Job Opportunities at COS Heidelberg
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Prof. Detlev Arendt
Prof. Stephan Frings
Dr. Frank Möhrlen
Postdoc position available
Starting date: Spring 2019
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 using biochemical, molecular and/or computational methods. For more information on the project or the general setup, please view our website pages (http://www.cos.uni-heidelberg.de) 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.
Successful applicants will be highly motivated, have outstanding communication skills, be capable of working independently in a goaloriented manner and have published (or be close to publishing) in major international journals. 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 applicants 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.
Prof. Thomas Holstein
Dr. Suat Özbek
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.
Prof. Ursula Kummer
Prof. Ingrid Lohmann
The Developmental Biology Group (Prof. I. Lohmann) at the Centre for Organismal Studies (COS) in Heidelberg, Germany is looking for
POSTDOC AND/OR PHD STUDENT
to study stem cell behaviour in the Drosophila testis.
The Lohmann lab (http://ilohmann-lab.org) works on elucidating the role of HOX transcription factors in defining cell fate using Drosophila as a model. We are located at the Centre for Organismal Studies (COS) at the University of Heidelberg, Germany and part of the collaborative research network SFB873 “Maintenance and Differentiation of Stem Cells in Development and Disease” (https://www.cos.uni- heidelberg.de/index.php/sfb873?l=_e).
We now seek for enthusiastic new colleagues to analyze the interplay between germline stem cells and their support cells under homeostatic and compromised cellular conditions. In particular, the project aims at identifying pathways monitoring genome integrity in stem cells and at uncovering the role of mitotic checkpoint components in monitoring asymmetric stem cell division in the male germline. The project builds on a wide array of advanced resources established in the Lohmann lab and will provide ample opportunity to implement and apply high-end techniques to investigate stem cells of the Drosophila male stem cell system at multiple scales.
The Heidelberg Molecular Life Science Community offers a vibrant stem cell research community, as well as state-of-the-art core facilities. You will have the opportunity to closely collaborate with highly recognized stem cell researchers of the SFB873 and beyond.
Successful candidates will have experience in confocal microscopy, advanced immunohistochemistry and possibly in Drosophila genetics and molecular biology. The ability to quickly integrate into an interdisciplinary team and work independently within an academic research environment is essential. The position is immediately available, the salary is according to TV-L regulations. Disabled persons with comparable skills will be preferentially considered.
Applications should be sent to:
Prof. Dr. Ingrid Lohmann
Centre for Organismal Studies (COS) Heidelberg Im Neuenheimer Feld 267
D- 69120 Heidelberg, Germany firstname.lastname@example.org http://ilohmann-lab.org
1. Papagiannouli F, Schardt L, Grajcarek J, Ha N and Lohmann I (2014). The Hox gene Abd-B controls stem cell niche function in the Drosophila testis. Developmental Cell 28, 189-202.
2. Merabet S and Lohmann I (2015). Towards a new twist in Hox and TALE DNA- binding specificity. Developmental Cell 32(3):259-261.
3. Tamirisa S, Papagiannouli F, Rempel E, Ermakova O, Trost N, Zhou J, Mundorf J, Brunel S, Ruhland N, Boutros M, Lohmann JU and Lohmann I (2018). Decoding the Regulatory Logic of the Drosophila Male Stem Cell System. Cell Reports 24(11):3072-3086.
4. Trost N, Rempel E, Ermakove O, Tamirisa S, Parcalabescu, Boutros M, Lohmann JU and Lohmann I (2018). WEADE: A workflow for enrichment analysis and data exploration. PLoS One 13(9):e0204016.
Prof. Jan Lohmann
The “Developmental Neurobiology” group, member of the Center for Organismal Studies (COS) and the Interdisciplinary Center for Neurosciences (IZN), is looking for a highly motivated
We are interested in the molecular basis of axon growth during development and regeneration. The Postdoc-project will focus on the interactions of cell adhesion molecules with other types of proteins and the impact of these interactions on axon elongation and navigation. Substantial amounts of data have already been collected for several projects; the Postdoc is therefore expected to complete and publish these studies. In addition to these basic research projects, also a new translational project could be started aiming at the improvement of axon regeneration. We are looking for a self-motivated person with a background in molecular and cellular biology, ideally in neurosciences.
We are a small but well equipped group with access to all facilities on the campus. The position is available (for up to 2 years) from 1st of April on (also a later start is possible); please send your applications until 10th of March. Payment will be according to German TV-L13 (full time; can be split). Please send your CV, relevant certificates, and a short letter of motivation (all documents as one pdf file) to G.E.Pollerberg@cos.uni-heidelberg. Preference will be given to equally qualified applicants with severe disabilities. For further inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact Elisabeth Pollerberg.
Prof. G.E. Pollerberg
Prof. Thomas Rausch
Dr. Steffen Greiner
Prof. Karin Schumacher
Prof. Sabine Strahl
All PhD students in the Wittbrodt group are recruited through HBIGS
Please contact Dr. Markus Wirtz.