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Open positions


We are permanently looking for highly motivated graduates holding a degree within the field of biology, chemistry or pharmacy who have a strong background in biochemistry or cell biology to join us as PhD students.

AG Behl as part of the Sonderforschungsbereich 1177 (SFB 1177) on Molecular and Functional Characterization of Selective Autophagy funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) is looking to recruit 

1 Post Doc (E13 Tarifvertrag)

for the project BAG3-mediated selective autophagy in neuronal protein homeostasis and neurodegeneration

(PI Prof. Dr. Christian Behl, Institute for Pathobiochemistry, Johannes GutenbergUniversity Mainz)

The SFB has been running since 2016 as an interdisciplinary research network, with projects covering the complete range from molecular mechanisms of autophagy to functional studies in cellular models, model organisms and human disease models. Details on the available projects can be obtained below from the respective group leaders; for information on currently running projects see The SFB 1177 is well embedded in the excellent research infrastructure at the participating universities and research institutions; all participating sites offer access to state-of-theart technologies, well-equipped laboratories, a vibrant scientific exchange and an internationally competitive scientific training program. 

Candidates should have a first-class academic degree in a Life Science-related discipline (Master’s degree or equivalent), a strong background in biochemistry, cell biology or molecular biology (record of relevant peer-reviewed publications is mandatory for postdoctoral candidates), and be highly motivated and enthusiastic to join the fast-moving and internationally highly competitive field of autophagy research. As part of the SFB, we offer tailored interdisciplinary training to all researchers in the network, a framework of common scientific activities and a strong mentorship for future career development. PhD students will be affiliated with graduate schools of the respective universities to ensure a well-structured, first-class education.

 Applicants should send their application in a single pdf-file including cover letter, CV, scanned academic degrees, list of publications and contact details of two references with contact details to Subject to approval of the second funding period by DFG, successful candidates are appointed from 01.01.2020 or later.  

 The Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz is an equal opportunity employers and female and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We are looking forward to receiving your application.

 Please note that the reception of the formal approval letter by the DFG is a pre-requisite for employment (employment depends on funding being approved).