PhD Student (gn) Spine Regeneration and Axial Skeletogenesis

PhD Student (gn) Spine Regeneration and Axial Skeletogenesis

Universitatsklinikum Munster

Munster, Germany

The University Hospital of Münster is one of the leading hospitals in Germany. Such a position cannot be achieved by size and medical successes alone. The individual commitment counts above all. There are many possibilities open for you so that you may develop with them.

The Institute of Cardiovascular Organogenesis and Regeneration, University Hospital of Münster, Münster, Germany offers in the research group of Prof. Stefan Schulte-Merker a position, initially limited to 4 years, of a

PhD Student (gn*) Spine Regeneration and Axial Skeletogenesis
Ref. 02802
Salary according to TV-L E13
Part-Time with 65%

(*gn=gender neutral)

We offer an exciting international research environment at the ICOR in Münster to study the genetic and cellular mechanisms that govern spine formation and spine regeneration. By using genetic approaches (zebrafish, mice) combined with high-resolution confocal live-imaging we are investigating the mechanisms of spine formation and regeneration at cellular and molecular resolution.

The PhD project will involve the generation of tissue specific and inducible knock-out models in zebrafish and state-of-the-art in vivo imaging approaches to dissect genetic pathways during osteoblast cell movements and cell-cell interactions.

We are looking for highly motivated candidates with a solid background in genetics,
molecular biology and cell biology. Experience working with zebrafish and mice is desired but not mandatory. Fluency in spoken and written English is required.

Please send your application including a CV, a letter describing your motivation to work with us and 2 recommendation letters until 27.01.2019 to Personalgewinnung des Universitätsklinikums Münster, Bewerbermanagement, Domagkstraße 5, 48149 Münster or via e-mail to

Applications of women are specifically invited. In the case of similar qualifications, competence, and specific achievements, women will be considered on preferential terms within the framework of the legal possibilities. Handicapped candidates with equivalent qualifications will be given preference.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: 02802