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The department of Biochemistry of Neurodegenerative Diseases of the Faculty of Medicine is looking for a

Doktorand (m/w/d) / phd-student (m/w/d)

temporary in part-time (19,915 Std./Wo. = 50,00 %, 3 years), starting as soon as possible.

The project is in collaboration with the Cluster of Excellence RESOLV (https://www.solvation.de/) and the student will be in the Integrated Graduate School Solvation Science (https://www.solvation.de/career/graduate-school).

In the planned project we will specifically address the role liquid-liquid phase separation in the formation of protein aggregates with neurotoxic potential. To address this aim, a variety of approaches including in vitro, and cell culture have been established (https://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/biochem/neurodeg/public.html.en)

extent: part-time
duration: temporary
beginning: as soon as possible
time limit: 31.07.2022

Your tasks:

  • We invite highly motivated PhD candidates who would like to combine biophysical and biochemical in vitro approaches with cell culture assays and use super-resolution microscopy techniques (https://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/biochem/zellbio/imaging.html.en).

Your profile:

  • Candidates should have a A-Grade Master’s degree in biology, biochemistry, pharmacy or related fields and a strong background in biochemistry/cell biology. Experience with protein expression and cell culture models is advantageous.

Our offerings:

  • Challenging and varied tasks with a high degree of personal responsibility
  • Qualified training
  • a friendly and collegial environment
  • employment at one of Germany's largest universities in the University Alliance Ruhr network
  • a job in the middle of the lively Ruhr metropolitan region with its diverse cultural offerings

Additional information:

The employment relationship is based on the collective agreement of the Länder (TV-L). Depending on the fulfilment of the personal and collective agreement requirements, the position is classified in pay group 13 of the TV-L. You can find more information on this under: https://oeffentlicher-dienst.info/

If the position is funded by third-party funds the employee has no teaching obligation.

If the funding at the time of recruitment is exclusively from external third-party funding sources, there is no obligation for the employees to take on teaching duties.

The Ruhr-Universität Bochum is one of Germany’s leading research universities, addressing the whole range of academic disciplines. A highly dynamic setting enables researchers and students to work across the traditional boundaries of academic subjects and faculties. To create knowledge networks within and beyond the university is RUB’s declared aim.


The Ruhr-Universität Bochum stands for diversity and equal opportunities. For this reason, we favour a working environment composed of heterogeneous teams, and seek to promote the careers of individuals who are underrepresented in our respective professional areas. The Ruhr-Universität Bochum expressly requests job applications from women. In areas in which they are underrepresented they will be given preference in the case of equivalent qualifications with male candidates. Applications from individuals with disabilities are most welcome.

Contact details for your application:

Herr Prof. Tatzelt, Tel.: +49234 32 22429

Travel expenses for interviews cannot be refunded.

For information on the collection of personal data in the application process see: https://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/en/information-collection-personal-data-application-process.

Interested candidates should send their cover letter, a CV and contact information of one or two referees in PDF format.
We are looking forward to receiving your application with the specification ANR: 468 until 31/07/2022, send by e-mail to the following address: joerg.tatzelt@ruhr-uni-bochum.de

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