PhD Student in Chemistry, University of Münster, Germany

Postdoctoral Researcher - Germany

PhD Student in Chemistry: The European Institute for Molecular Imaging at the University of Münster is seeking a highly motivated PhD student for a project focused on the biology of guidance receptors in neuronal development and cancer. The position is part-time (25 hours/week, 65%) and is initially limited to 3 years, with the potential for extension. The successful candidate will join the group of Dr. Maria Florencia Sánchez and will be funded by an Emmy Noether DFG grant.

PhD Student (gn*) in Chemistry, (Bio)-Chemistry, Biology, Molecular Biology, (Bio)-Medicine

Designation: PhD Student

Research Area:

  • Chemistry
  • (Bio)-Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Molecular Biology
  • (Bio)-Medicine

Location: European Institute for Molecular Imaging, University of Münster, Germany


  • Master’s degree in Chemistry, (Bio)-Chemistry, Biology, Molecular Biology, or (Bio)-Medicine.
  • Strong interest in nanotechnology and fluorescence microscopy methods.
  • Experience with lab work, preferably including cell culture, molecular biology, biochemistry, and confocal microscopy.
  • Broad experimental-analytical interest, contributing to the development and application of new methods to investigate plexin signaling in neuronal development and cancer.
  • Proficiency in English (required) and German (desired).
  • Ability to work effectively in an interdisciplinary team.

Job Description:

  • Conduct research on how receptors sense the environment and generate selective responses, with a focus on plexins.
  • Employ nanotechnology, cell biology, and advanced microscopy to study membrane organization and clustering of plexins in signaling.
  • Engage in an experimental program that includes chemical biology, nanotechnology (photolithography, 3D printing), and cutting-edge imaging methods.
  • Enroll in the CiM-IMPRS graduate program, known for excellence in Molecular and Cellular Life Sciences.
  • Contribute to the development of new methods and their application in investigating the role of plexin signaling in neuronal development and cancer.
  • Participate in interdisciplinary teamwork and receive career development support through mentorship, scientific thinking, problem-solving, and teamwork.

What We Offer:

  • An initial three-year employment contract with prospects for extension.
  • Comprehensive education and training in a structured graduate program.
  • Career development opportunities within a multidisciplinary and committed research team.
  • Strong emphasis on mentorship and personal development.

How to Apply: Submit your application online by 31.07.2024. Include the following documents:

  • Cover letter (max. 1 page) describing your research interest and suitability for the position.
  • CV, including a list of relevant publications.
  • Copy of the official academic transcript of your degree or a letter stating when your degree will be obtained.
  • Names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers for academic references/recommendation letters.

Last Date for Apply: 31.07.2024

Additional Information:

  • The University Hospital of Münster supports work-life balance and is a certified family-friendly employer since 2010.
  • Part-time employment is generally possible.
  • Applications from women are encouraged, and women will be preferentially hired within the framework of legal regulations.
  • Applicants with disabilities will be given preference in case of equal qualifications.
  • Employment is contingent upon proof of complete immunization against measles, as required by law.

We look forward to receiving your application and potentially welcoming you to our team, where your contributions can help us achieve great things for our patients.



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