PhD position available

PhD Position at University of Konstanz

We have a vacancy for a PhD student to join our laboratory at the Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, Germany.

Our laboratory studies the molecular mechanisms underpinning the architecture, stress response, adaptation and disease process of striated muscle. The focus of this PhD project will be on identifying protein components that mediate the communication of the contractile sarcomere with other cellular organelles in function of mechanical activity. We apply an integrative approach to structural biology that combines a rich variety of biochemical, biophysical, computational and structural methodologies, with emphasis on X-ray crystallography.


Applicants should hold (or be in the process of acquiring) a Master's degree in biophysics, biochemistry or related discipline, and be interested in learning both laboratory-based and computational methods as applicable to the study of biomolecules. A strong motivation to understand and discover the molecular mechanisms that enable function in living cells is required. Basic experience in molecular biology and/or recombinant protein production is expected. Good command of written and spoken English, the ability to work in a team, and good communication and organizational skills are required. Some initial knowledge of a structural/biophysical method would be of advantage. 


Applications should contain the following documents in PDF format: 

  1. Applicant's CV
  2. Copies of original degree transcripts displaying marks obtained
  3. A statement of motivation for pursuing PhD studies in molecular sciences
  4. Contact details of two referees

Informal enquiries and application materials should be submitted by email to:

The position is available from September 2024 (or to be filled as soon as possible thereafter).


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