[Xenopus] phd position in Freiburg Germany

xenbase xenbase at ucalgary.ca
Mon May 12 14:24:00 EDT 2014

A research group in the Nephrolab (http://www.nephrolab.org/groups/carsten-bergmann/) (Director: Prof. Dr. Gerd Walz) at the University Freiburg Medical Center is offering a 

PhD student position

(immediately available, salary based on TV-L guidelines (TV-L 13/2).

Your tasks:

-       Molecular characterization of newly identified disease genes by a broad and interdisciplinary spectrum of techniques (see e.g. Hoff et al., Nat Genet 2013).
-       Translation of genetic findings into mechanistic studies in cell biology and model organisms (mainly zebrafish and Xenopus).

Your profile:

-       Solid background in molecular and cell biology (previous experience in a zebrafish and/or Xenopus lab is a plus, but no must).
-       The successful candidate is expected to be highly motivated and to pursue an integrated approach involving classical genetic, molecular, cellular, and biochemical methodologies.

We offer:

-       A well-equipped lab (please see ”nephrolab.org“ for details) with a broad spectrum of established techniques and practically all model systems.

-       Modern scientific environment with close relationships to extensive patient data and human genetic diagnostics.

-       Access to the large DNA- and biomaterial bank for which we have excellent clinical data.

-       An interdisciplinary team of 11 different groups guarantees exciting projects and productive research.

-       Freiburg is a beautiful city close to the Black Forest that offers excellent opportunities for cultural and outdoor activities.


Interested individuals may send their application that includes a cover letter, a CV and contacts of two referees to:

Prof. Carsten Bergmann
carsten.bergmann at uniklinik-freiburg.de

> Dr. Christina James-Zorn
> Xenbase Curator
> Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
> Division of Developmental Biology
> 3333 Burnet Avenue, Cincinnati, 
> Ohio 45229-3039 
> 513.636.3291


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