Research Associate / Postdoc

Research Associate / Postdoc

TU Dresden

Dresden, Germany

At TU Dresden, Faculty of Biology, Institute of Genetics, the Chair of Systems Biology and Genetics (Prof. Christian Dahmann) offers a position as

Research Associate / Postdoc
(Subject to personal qualification employees are remunerated according to salary group E 13 TV-L)

starting at the next possible date. The position is limited for two years with the possibility of an extension afterwards. The period of employment is governed by the Fixed Term Research Contracts Act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz – WissZeitVG).
Tasks: In this DFG-funded project, the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying epithelial morphogenesis in animal development will be explored. Using Drosophila as a model organism, the role of the extracellular matrix and the actin cytoskeleton during the elongation of the follicle epithelium will be analysed using genetic and cell biological methods. Moreover, cell behaviour during this morphogenetic process will be investigated using modern microscopic techniques (e.g. live imaging, SPIM) and computer assisted quantitative image analysis.
Requirements: excellent university degree and PhD in the field of Biology, Biochemistry or a related subject; strong knowledge in molecular genetics and cell biology; strong interest in developmental biology; very good English skills. Experience with confocal microscopy and Drosophila is desirable.
Applications from women are particularly welcome. The same applies to people with disabilities.
Please submit your comprehensive application including the usual documents by 26.02.2019 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies) via the SecureMail Portal of the TU Dresden as a single PDF -document to or by mail to: TU Dresden, Fakultät Biologie, Institut für Genetik, Professur für Systembiologie und Genetik, Herrn Prof. Dr. Christian Dahmann, Helmholtzstr. 10, 01069 Dresden Please submit copies only, as your application will not be returned to you. Expenses incurred in attending interviews cannot be reimbursed.

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Research Associate / Postdoc