08.01.2021 | Universität Hohenheim

PhD student

The Department of General Genetics offers a position for a

highly motivated PhD student.

The salary level is according to TV-L 13 65% funded by the DFG for three years.

The aim of the project is to study the role of putzig (pzg) in the maintenance of genome stability in model organism Drosophila melanogaster. We want to decipher the molecular involvement of Pzg in Piwi-mediated transposon silencing and epigenetic regulation.

We use molecular genetics including in vivo gene-engineering, studies on protein-protein interactions, X-ChIP analyses, qRT-PCR, immuno-histochemistry, phenotypic analyses upon tissue-specific overexpression or downregulation of gene function as well as gene replacement.

BSc/MSc-degree in natural sciences (e.g. Biology, Biochemistry, min. 4 years) is required. We expect team spirit, a high degree of motivation, good knowledge in cell and/or developmental biology and profound methodical skills as well as endurance, stress resistance and joy with microscopy.

Application of female scientists is strongly encouraged.

Please send your application including a short motivation letter, CV including transcript of grades, as well as a one-sided summary of your MSc thesis (scientific problem, results, techniques) not later than 15.02.2021 to apl Prof. Dr. A. Nagel, anja.nagel@uni-hohenheim.de.