Date Posted
25 Mar 2024

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PhD Project
University of Münster

PhD position in Developmental Cell Biology

25 Mar 2024

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Position Description

The Cluster of Excellence ”Cells in Motion“ (CiM) at the University of Münster invites applications for a

PhD student position
(Salary Scale 13 TV-L / 65%) on

Dynamics of tricellular junctions in Drosophila

in the group of Prof. Stefan Luschnig at the Institute of Neurobiology. The position will start at the earliest possible date. The contract will be fixed-term for three years with a possible extension. The group investigates developmental, cellular, and molecular aspects of epithelial biology using a broad spectrum of techniques, including modern imaging approaches. The Ph.D. project is focused on the analysis of the dynamics of tricellular junctions in Drosophila (Byri et al. 2015, Dev Cell 33(5) 535-48).
The prerequisite for this appointment is a M.Sc. or equivalent degree in Biology or Biochemistry or related fields. Individuals with a strong background in cell or developmental biology, molecular biology or biochemistry are encouraged to apply. Experience with Drosophila genetics is an advantage, but not an essential requirement. Applications from candidates interested in quantitative imaging and biophysical approaches are especially welcome.
The University of Münster is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the proportion of women academics. Consequently, we actively encourage applications by women. Female candidates with equivalent qualifications and academic achievements will be preferentially considered within the framework of the legal possibilities. Disabled candidates with equivalent qualifications will be preferentially considered.

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How to Apply

Application documents should include a motivation letter, a curriculum vitae and a grade transcript. Additionally, the applicant is expected to arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent to the address below. The application deadline is May 15th, 2017. Applications should be sent electronically as one single file in pdf format to Prof. Dr. Stefan Luschnig, Institute of Neurobiology, Badestr. 9, 48149 Münster, Germany E-mail: luschnig(at)

Position Category: Medical & Biological Sciences. Position Type: PhD Project. Position Tags: genetics, cell biology, developmental biology, drosophila, and imaging.