12 PhD scholarships

DFG Research Training GroupGRK 1885/1 Molecular Basis of Sensory Biology

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 fromphysical 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 with a master‘s degree or diploma in biology, chemistry, physics or related subjects and 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 found 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 anequal 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 (see also www.sensorybio.uni-oldenburg.de) to sensorybio@uni-oldenburg.de or to Prof. Dr. Karl-Wilhelm Koch, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Faculty VI, Biochemistry Group, Carl-von-Ossietzky-Str. 9-11, D-26129 Oldenburg, Germany.

Deadline is 31.05.2016.


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