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The Collaborative Research Center 1177 (CRC 1177)  is looking to recruit several


Postdoctoral positions (f/m/d)

EG13, 100%

and PhD positions (f/m/d)

EG13, 65%

open Postdoctoral positions (f/m/d)

- Regulation of autophagy by microproteins and RNA modifications (Project F05, Đikić)

- Postdoctoral  position in Computational Biophysics (bioinformatics and data science knowledge and experience

   with modeling and simulations needed, Project F02/Z01, Bhaskara)  

open PhD positions (f/m/d)

- Towards the BAG3-dependent functional autophagy and aggephagy-landscape (Project F03, Kaulich)

- Studying the interplay between pexophagy and mitophagy in ageing and neurodegenerative disease using C. elegans     (Project F07, Eimer)

- Bacterial evasion of selective autophagy pathways (Project F09, Đikić)

- Analysis of WIPI4 functions (Project F10, Behrends)


We are seeking ambitious candidates with

  • a first-class academic degree in a life science-related discipline (Postdoctoral positions: holding a PhD or equivalent, PhD positions: scientific master degree in natural sciences)

  • practical scientific expertise and strong theoretical background in one of the relevant fields (Postdoctoral positions)

  • a record of peer-reviewed publications (Postdoctoral positions)

  • very good/outstanding English skills (written and spoken)

  • a high motivation to work in interdisciplinary, international and collaborative teams

We offer an exceptional culture that provides strong mentorship and training to early-career scientists whilst at the same time fostering independence. Applicants should choose their field of interest and send their application in a single pdf-file including cover letter, CV, scanned academic degrees, list of publications and contact details of at least two references with contact details to the responsible project leader. Please do not send any original documents as the application documents will not be returned. Travel and application expenses cannot be reimbursed.

Successful candidates are appointed from 01.01.2024 or later and will be located at the employing partnering sites, depending on the project leader. Based upon the regulations of the “Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz” in conjunction with the “Hochschulgesetz” of the respective federal state, positions are initially limited with the possibility of subsequent employment. People with disabilities are given priority, if they are equally qualified.

The salary grade and additional benefits are based on the collective agreement of the employing partnering institution. All participating institutions are committed to gender equality and therefore strongly encourage women to apply. Great importance is attached to the family-friendly organization of work contexts. Returning to work after parental leave is encouraged. Jobs are generally divisible as long as the tasks do not conflict with this.


Maike Windbergs

Pharmaceutical Technology, GU Frankfurt


„EMTHERA builds a perfect bridge between basic and translational sciences. A better understanding of molecular mechanisms will lead to discovery of novel targets and unique therapeutic strategies, thereby speeding up translation."

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