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PhD in biophysics, Germany

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The goal of this joint project of the Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, the Insti-tute for X-ray Physics and the Third Institute of Physics is to understand the molecular and cytoskeleton dynamics of migrating eukaryotic cells. In particular, we investigate the me-chanical processes that determine cell shape dynamics and their coupling to intracellular processes. We focus on the model organism Dictyostelium discoideum, which is THE model organism of chemotaxis and shows a fascinating life cycle. After six hours of starvation, it migrates chemotactically towards increasing concentrations of the signaling molecule cAMP. Using microfluidic devices and advanced high-speed and high-resolution optical mi-croscopy we want to investigate the signaling dynamics and the reorganization of cytoskele-tal biopolymers in the cell cortex.

The PhD candidate who will work in our group (Third Institute of Physics) will be concerned with developing cutting-edge new microscopy techniques (superresolution fluorescence microscopy, phase imaging, multiplane imaging, fluorescence lifetime imaging) for rapid and high-resolution live cell imaging. The applicant should have a master in physical and/or optical sciences or related field. A good knowledge in experimental physics and a strong in-terest in advanced optics will be required for the position. For the project, our group pro-vides an ideal research environment with a highly international and interdisciplinary team of excellent scientists.

The position is offered for 3 years (start: July 1st). The work time is 75% of that of a full position (29,85 hours per week), and salary will be paid according to the tarif "TV-L E13."

For more information see Professor Enderlein`s website www.joerg-enderlein.de. The Uni-versity of Göttingen is an equal opportunities employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply in fields in which they are underrepresented. The university has committed itself to being a family-friendly institution and supports their employees in balancing work and family life.The mission of the University is to employ a greater number of severely disabled persons. Applications from se-verely disabled persons with equivalent qualifications will be given preference.

Please send your application with the usual documents to this advertisement by E-Mail to: jenderl@gwdg.de. The closing date for application is 31.05.2017

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Application Deadline : 31 May 2017

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