A DFG-funded PhD position (Biology, E13, 65%) is available at the University of Freiburg, Germany

A DFG-funded PhD position (E13, 65%) “The role of small proteins, peptides and dual function transcripts in cyanobacteria” is available at the University of Freiburg, Germany

The Genetics and Experimental Bioinformatics unit at the University of Freiburg, Germany, is searching for a scientist to participate in the DFG-funded Priority Programme SPP 2002  "Small Proteins in Prokaryotes, an Unexplored World" (http://www.dfg.de/foerderung/info_wissenschaft/2016/info_wissenschaft_16_44/) within the project "The role of small proteins, peptides and dual function transcripts in cyanobacteria".

The position is for 3 years, available from September 2017, or later.
For recent relevant publications of our laboratory, see: Baumgartner et al. (2016) Small proteins in cyanobacteria provide a paradigm for the functional analysis of the bacterial micro-proteome. BMC Microbiology 16, 285; Georg et al. (2017) Acclimation of oxygenic photosynthesis to iron starvation is controlled by the sRNA IsaR1. Current Biology 10, 1425–1436; Klähn et al. (2015) The sRNA NsiR4 is involved in nitrogen assimilation control in cyanobacteria by targeting glutamine synthetase inactivation factor IF7. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 112, E6243-52.
 
The project tasks include the identification and analysis of small proteins and their functional interactions in cyanobacteria using a broad spectrum of techniques and extensive collaboration with other laboratories.
For this we seek a highly motivated candidate with a suitable background in, e.g., biochemistry, microbiology, molecular biology or molecular genetics (M.Sc. or diploma level).
The project aims at a fundamental understanding of microbial small proteins. Cyanolab is located at the University of Freiburg, in one of the most beautiful regions of Southern Germany in the heart of Europe. Freiburg is known for its high quality of life at the slopes of the Black Forest, close to the Alps, Switzerland and France. The Faculty of Biology at the University of Freiburg is one of the leading Life Science Departments in the country.
The work is carried out as part of a DFG-funded consortium that involves regular meetings and timely delivery of results.
 
Kontakt für Bewerbungen
Please send your application only by Email to: wolfgang.hess@biologie.uni-freiburg.de
In your application, please include (1) a CV in tabular form, (2) a brief summary of previous research experience and academic qualification, (3) scanned copies of university degrees and (4) contact details for at least one reference.
 
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