PhD Position (m, f, d)

WorkplaceOldenburg, Niedersachsen, Germany

Stellenausschreibung / Job advertisement

The Biochemistry group at the University Oldenburg (Department of Neuroscience) offers a

PhD-position m/f/d

(E13 TV-L, 65%)

for three years in the research project "Diversity of calcium sensor signaling in zebrafish rod and cone photoreceptors” funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). The position is supposed to start in April 2022 and should lead to a successful dissertation.

The overall aim of the project is to understand the deactivation mechanisms in the rod and cone photoreceptors in the zebrafish retina. Deactivation involves specific G protein-coupled receptor kinases (GRKs) phosphorylating illuminated visual opsins. These processes are under control of calcium sensor proteins like recoverin. Main objectives of the present project are to identify unknown interaction partners of GRK and recoverin variants using different screening approaches. We will also test the hypothesis, whether a non-visual opsin interacts with a GRK variant. A further aim of the project is to relate zebrafish GRK activities to the eight different opsin substrates using a fluorescence based reporter assay.

From a successful candidate we expect an above-average academic university degree (Master or equivalent) in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry or related subjects and a strong interest in basic research in a collaborative research environment. We require very good mastering of English reading and writing. Basic knowledge of the German language is helpful in daily life, but is not a criterion for being accepted or not.

Our group is located at the University Oldenburg, Germany, and is part of several collaborative centres of excellence including the Research Training Group (RTG) "Molecular Basis of Sensory Biology" and the Collaborative Research Center SFB1372 "Magnetoreception and navigation in vertebrates: from biophysics to brain and behaviour". These collaborations will give you access to a very wide range of superb modern equipment, techniques and expertise. You will become part of a larger team working closely together on related questions. For more information about our group, see .

The University of Oldenburg is dedicated to increasing the percentage of women in science. Therefore, female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. In accordance with Lower Saxony regulations (§ 21 Section 3 NHG) female candidates with equal qualifications will be preferentially considered. Handicapped applicants will be given preference in case of equal qualification.

Please send your application in one PDF-document (CV, letter of motivation, list of publications, certificates) preferably by e-mail ( to University Oldenburg, Faculty VI, Biochemistry group, Prof. Dr. Karl-Wilhelm Koch, Carl-von-Ossietzky-Str. 9-11, D-26129 Oldenburg, Germany.

Applications must be submitted by January 15, 2022.

For foreign university degrees, a certificate evaluation from the ZAB (Zentralstelle für ausländisches Bildungswesen) is required as proof of equivalence before employment. Unfortunately, it is not possible for us to check the equivalence of foreign qualifications, so we ask you to do this in advance. For more information, please visit ?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> .

We stress that application and interview costs cannot be covered. Application documents received via postal mail will only be returned if a sufficiently stamped return envelope is included.

(Stand: 13.10.2021)

In your application, please refer to and reference JobID 2182835.