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Microbiology and Molecular GeneticsOpen positionPhD student

Identification, characterization and exploitation of short linear motifs in the ubiquitin system.

Part of the UBIMOTIF consortium (EU Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 860517).

The lab: the Furman lab ( studies the biophysical basis of peptide/short motif-mediated protein interactions and their regulatory biological roles. We develop cutting edge tools to model the structural details of these interactions (e.g. Rosetta FlexPepDock), and use these structures for the identification of natural substrates, as well as the design of modulators of customized specificity. Complemented by biophysical characterization, we aim at building a model of the atomic details of regulation, which forms the basis for the design targeted manipulations, to be used for the study of the biological importance of an interaction.

The Project: You will apply and further develop our structure-based approaches to characterize, design, and manipulate key ubiquitination (E3 Ligase) and deubiquitination (DUB) substrate specificities. In complementation to large-scale experimental detection of substrates and bioinformatic definition of sequence binding motifs, we will establish the structural basis of these interactions.

See the announcement on our webpage ( for more details.

Deadline for application: January 3rd

Medical NeurobiologyOpen positionMaster or PhD student

Chemosensory processing of social cues. electropysiology, behavior, data analysis. Substantial fellowships guaranteed to suitable candidates.

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Medical NeurobiologyOpen positionPostdoc

​Chemosensory processing of social cues. electropysiology, behavior, data analysis. Substantial fellowships guaranteed to suitable candidates.

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Developmental biology and cancer researchOpen positionPostdoc

The Elkouby lab is recruiting a Research Associate 

Our lab investigates germ cells and gonad development in the zebrafish.


We use state-of-the-art live microscopy and genetics to study processes of cell polarity, biomechanics, cell-cell communication, mRNP phase-separation, stem cells, and morphogenesis. Our research will help explaining how germ cell developmental defects lead to infertility in the adult.


Job Description:

Lead research projects using zebrafish.

Initiate, design, execute and analyze experiments.

Develop and implement innovative research tools and protocols.

Train and develop students and other lab members.

Assist lab administrative management.

Communicate data at various scientific settings.

Write/edit/review papers and grants.


Job Requirements:

PhD or post-doc in life sciences.

Highly motivated creative scientist with a strong record.

Proficiency in molecular biology and biochemistry.

Background in developmental and cell biology/stem cells - an advantage.

Experience in zebrafish work/organ culture/confocal microscopy/CRISPR-Cas9/ bioinformatics - an advantage.

Excellent team player.

Excellent organizational skills.


We offer:

Competitive salary

75% or 100% time position.

School of Pharmaceutical SciencesOpen positionMaster or PhD student
The successful candidates will apply innovative approaches to study mechanisms underlying behavior and to discover drug targets for autism spectrum disorder (ASD), Alzheimer’s disease (AD), and other neurological disorders.
The lab will use transgenic mouse models and combine multidisciplinary fields:                                  1) Neuro-OMICS technology with advanced Mass Spectrometry 2) Systems Biology & Bioinformatics  3) Neuropharmacology 4) Nitrergic and Kinase Signaling, 5) Molecular & Cellular and 6) Behavioral Neuroscience.
These multidisciplinary and novel approaches will allow for the identification of pathological key proteins, biological processes, and signaling pathways and will lead to identifying targeted therapeutics.