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The University of Konstanz has been successful in the German Excellence Initiative since 2007.

PhD position in Proteostasis
(Salary Scale 13 TV-L / 50%)

The position is limited for three years.

We are looking for a highly motivated PhD student with a Master in Life Sciences such as Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry or Chemistry to work at the Department of Biology of the Excellence University of Konstanz, Germany.

The research of this position majorly deals with proteotoxic stress related to human neuro-degenerative diseases such as Chorea Huntington, Alzeimers’ or Parkinsons’ using Caenorhabditis elegans as animal model system. The main goal of the project is to understand the role of the Hsp-1 (Hsp70) chaperone under proteotoxicity induced by the expression of aggregation-prone proteins. For an overview of the general topic of the research group see https://www.biologie.uni-konstanz.de/deuerling/ .

Persons with disabilities are explicitly encouraged to apply. They will be given preference if appropriately qualified (contact + 49 7531 88–4016).

The University of Konstanz is committed to ensuring an environment that provides equal opportunities and promotes diversity as well as a good balance between university and family life.

To find out how the University of Konstanz supports working couples through its dual career programme, please visit: http://www.uni-konstanz.de/dcc.

Please send your application including your CV, your Masters Degree / a transcript of current study status, a motivation letter and two letters of reference or reference contacts. All application documents should be sent to the Secretary of the Chair of Molecular Microbiology erika.oberer-bley@uni-konstanz.de.

The deadline for applications is 31.08.2019.

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