Ph.D. Student Position in Cell Biology, Technical University of Munich, Germany

PhD/Postdoc positions 2019 at the LMU Munich, Germany

Ph.D. Student Position in Cell Biology: The School of Life Sciences at the Technische Universität München in Freising-Weihenstephan is offering a Ph.D. student position in the group of Dr. Philipp Denninger. This position, under the “MAGLand” DFG Priority Programme, focuses on studying the evolutionary aspects of plant cell biology, specifically the signaling pathways regulated by RhoGTPase signaling in multiple plant species.

Summary Table:

PositionPh.D. Student (f/m/d)
Research AreaEvolutionary Plant Cell Biology
Funding Source“MAGLand” DFG Priority Programme
Duration3 years with salary according to TV-L (€13, 65%)
Start DateFrom 01.02.2024 or as arranged
Application DeadlineOpen until a suitable candidate is found

Study Area: The research focuses on the evolutionary aspects of RhoGTPase signaling in Spirogyra algae, Liverworts, and Mosses. The goal is to understand how plant RhoGTPase effectors evolved during the conquest of land and how their properties adapted during the evolution of the green lineage.

Scholarship Description:

Ph.D. Student Position in Evolutionary Plant Cell Biology

The selected Ph.D. student will be part of the “MAGLand” DFG Priority Programme, offering an excellent work environment, integration into the program, and abundant research opportunities. The position is fully funded for three years with a salary according to TV-L (€13, 65%).

Eligibility: Prospective candidates should possess:

  • Curiosity and motivation to study plant evolution and cell biology.
  • Experience in informatics, biochemistry, or confocal microscopy.
  • MSc. (or equivalent) in the field of biology.
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills.

Required Documents: Interested applicants should submit a single PDF document containing:

  1. Cover letter describing motivation, skills, and research interest.
  2. Curriculum Vitae (CV).
  3. Contact information for two references.

How to Apply: Please send your application documents to The starting date can be from 01.02.2024 or as arranged. The selection process will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

Last Date: The application process is open until a suitable candidate is found. Candidates are encouraged to apply promptly.

Note: TUM aims to increase the proportion of qualified women, and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply. The position is suitable for severely disabled persons, and they will be given preference in case of equal suitability.


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