The Chair of Experimental Biomedicine I,
University Hospital Würzburg and Rudolf-Virchow-Center/University Würzburg, Germany, invites applications for

1 PhD student position (f/m/d)

embedded in the DFG-funded Collaborative Research Center CRC/TR 240 “Platelets – Molecular, cellular and systemic functions in health and disease”.

Project background: Platelet biogenesis is a complex process that involves the localization of mature megakaroycytes in close proximity to bone marrow sinusoids and the formation of intravascular protrusions, which are subsequently shed into the circulation. We utilize transgenic mouse models and advanced imaging approaches to study platelet production in vitro and in vivo. We focus on the roles of regulatory proteins (receptors and signaling molecules) in these processes. Our research will yield novel insights into the process of platelet biogenesis and have a strong biomedical/translational context.

We offer: The possibility to work on a highly innovative project in the excellent scientific environment of the CRC/TR 240. The successful applicants will have the opportunity to enroll to an international graduate program at the Graduate School of Life Sciences in Würzburg. The position is available immediately and is initially limited. Salary is based on TV-L. Disabled applicants will be preferentially considered in case of equivalent qualification. The University Hospital of Würzburg seeks to increase the number of women and therefore explicitly encourages them to apply.

Candidate’s profile: Candidates with a Master degree in life sciences and interest in cell biology and advanced microscopy techniques are encouraged to apply. Successful candidates are expected to prove excellent laboratory skills. Very good communication skills in English are essential. Prior experience in working with mouse models would be an advantage. The applicant should be able to perform tasks as part of a team, as well as independently.

Interested candidates should send their application, including a single page motivation letter, CV including past research experience, list of publications and contact details of two referees as a single PDF file (less than 10 MB) to Prof. Dr. Bernhard Nieswandt until August 27, 2021.

Chair of Experimental Biomedicine I
Prof. Dr. Bernhard Nieswandt

The University of Würzburg is an equal opportunity employer. As such, we explicitly encourage applications from qualified women. Severely handicapped applicants will be given preferential consideration when equally qualified.