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12 PhD scholarships DFG- Research Training Group GRK 1885/1 Molecular Basis of Sensory Biology

 Universität Oldenburg  Oldenburg
Excellent qualification in the framework of research topics in molecular biosensing at the University of Oldenburg
The Carl von Ossietzky University is a dynamic, continuously growing university with various research projects of international impact and thus provides a large range of opportunities for curiosity and creativity. The university aims at playing an active role in innovative exchange with industry, organizations and public institutions and supports the founding of research related start-up enterprises.
The Research Training Group (RTG) “Molecular Basis of Sensory Biology” is aiming to investigate the biology of sensory cells at the molecular level. The research projects will have a strong interdisciplinary character involving both project leaders and students from biology, chemistry and physics. Projects will target fundamental problems in research fields dealing with vision, hearing, magnetoreception, olfaction and bacterial chemoreception. Thesis topics will address, for example, activation processes of receptor molecules, receptor-coupled signal transduction pathways and molecular switch mechanisms in components of these pathways. Moreover, the understanding of sensory phenomena in living systems is envisioned to benefit greatly from physical model systems and vice versa the biological systems could inspire the development of new technical applications (e.g. in biomedicine). Thus, the central topics of all projects will be directed towards unravelling the operational principles of sensory systems and towards understanding the common molecular and physical principles realized in sensory systems.
The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) supports the Research Training Group „Molecular Basis of Sensory Biology” with

                                               12 PhD scholarships

Start: 01. 10. 2016
The program is addressed to candidates having a Master- or Diploma-degree in Biology, Chemistry, Physics or related subjects with excellent study achievements. The willingness to work on an interdisciplinary PhD project and good English language skills are expected.
Topics, single projects and details of the application procedure can be viewed on the website of the RTG (www.sensorybio.uni-oldenburg.de). Please indicate three projects in your application and rank them according to your personal preference.
The Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg is an equal opportunity employer aiming to increase the proportion of female academic staff members. Therefore, we especially encourage women to apply. Applicants with disabilities will be given preference if equally qualified.
Please send your application electronically (one PDF-file) or by mail including the usual documents (s. also at www.sensorybio.uni-oldenburg.de) to E-Mail: sensorybio@uni-oldenburg.de or by mail to Prof. Dr. Karl-Wilhelm Koch, Faculty VI, Biochemistry group, Carl-von-Ossietzky-Str. 9-11, D-26129 Oldenburg, Germany
Deadline is 31.05.2016.
How to apply:
E-Mail or mail
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 E-Mail: sensorybio@uni-oldenburg.de

mail:  Prof. Dr. Karl-Wilhelm Koch
Faculty VI, Biochemistry group
Carl-von-Ossietzky-Str. 9-11
D-26129 Oldenburg
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