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Rudolf Virchow Center for Experimental Biomedicine

Job Offers

The following positions are currently available at the Rudolf Virchow Center:


PhD Position (f/m/d) investigating the
“The role of eukaryotic deubiquitinases in disease” is available in the group of Prof. Dr. Kisker

Ubiquitination is one of the most important posttranslational modifications as it is involved in the regulation of multiple highly divergent cellular processes. This modification can be reversed by deubiquitinases, which can remove single or multiple ubiquitin molecules from their targets. The Kisker lab is interested in the regulation and specificity of deubiquitinases in essential cellular processes and disease (see for example: Sauer, Klemm et al., Mol Cell 2019, Ramirez et al., ChemMedChem 2018).

Highly motivated candidates with a Masters (or equivalent) degree in biochemistry, molecular biology, biophysics or chemistry and a keen interest in structural biology, biochemistry, and biophysics are strongly encouraged to apply (starting date 15th June 2020). Successful applicants must be able to work independently and as part of an international team. Previous experience in one of the following areas, structural biology, biochemistry or biophysics, is required.

Interested candidates should E-mail an application including a cover letter detailing their interests and expertise, their CV, transcripts, and the contact information of at least two references. The position will be financed via the GRK 2243 "Understanding Ubiquitylation: From Molecular Mechanisms to Disease". The successful applicant will have the opportunity to enroll in the Graduate School of Life Sciences in Würzburg – an international graduate program. Salary will be according to the collective bargaining agreement (TV-L, 65%). Disabled applicants will be preferentially considered in case of equivalent qualifications.

For further information and to apply please contact:

Prof. Dr. Caroline Kisker
Rudolf-Virchow-Zentrum für Experimentelle Biomedizin Universität Würzburg
Josef-Schneider-St. 2 / Haus D15
D-97080 Würzburg
E-mail: caroline.kisker@virchow.uni-wuerzburg.de
Homepage: https://www.uni-wuerzburg.de/rvz/lehrstuehle/lehrstuhl-fuer-strukturbiologie/

Please submit your application as a single pdf file by mail until 1st June 2020 .