The Department of Molecular Cell Biology at the Faculty of Medicine is looking for a 

Postdoc (m,f,x) for 2 years with 39,83 hours per week, TV-L E13

The Department of Molecular Cell Biology focuses on mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative diseases. A major topic is the role of the ubiquitin system in maintaining neuronal proteostasis and integrity. Another focus are mitochondria as key organelles in orchestrating stress response and adaptive pathways as well as interorganellar communication at the interface of neuroprotective and innate immune signaling.

We invite highly motivated postdoctoral scientists to apply cutting-edge techniques to uncover functions of the ubiquitin system in cellular signaling and proteostasis regulation.

extent: full-time
duration: temporary
beginning: 01.10.2024
application deadline: 26.08.2024

Your tasks:

  • Advanced cellular imaging including super-resolution microscopy and live cell microscopy
  • State-of-the-art techniques in cell biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, such as ubiquitination and phosphorylation assays, cell death and viability assays, gene editing, and protein biochemistry
  • Analysis of mitochondrial function and dynamics
  • Supervision of technicians and students

Your profile:

  • PhD in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, biophysics, or related fields
  • Strong background in cell biology, biochemistry or biophysics
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Enthusiasm for scientific research

Our offerings:

  • Challenging and varied tasks with a high degree of personal responsibility
  • Team-orientated cooperation in a committed, international and appreciative team
  • A friendly and collegial environment
  • Fair working hours and family-friendly working
  • Extensive training and further education opportunities

Additional information:

At the request of the applicant (m,f,x), the staff council may be involved in selection interviews.

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

German language courses are offered by the University Language Center (ZfA) in the field of German as a Foreign Language (DaF).

You can find information about TV-L at:

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:

Prof. Dr. Konstanze F. Winklhofer,
Prof. Dr. Jörg Tatzelt,

Travel expenses for interviews cannot be refunded.

For information on the collection of personal data in the application process see:

We are looking forward to receiving your application with the specification ANR: 3505 until 26/08/2024, send by e-mail to the following address:

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