PhD Student (m/f) Plant Science

open until filled
Natural Sciences, Biology, Plant Cell Science
Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf, Germany

At the Institute of Plant Biochemistry in the faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences of Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf a post as a
PhD Student (m/f) Plant Science
(50 %, pay grade 13 TV-L)
is to be occupied at the earliest possible date. The employment is initially limited for a period of two years. It is a qualification position in the sense of the Act of Academic Fixed-Term Contract (Wissen- schaftszeitvertragsgesetz – WissZeitVG), which is to promote the scientific qualification of the employee.

Your tasks:
• Studying the regulation of a protein via phosphorylation in plants and yeasts
• Performing of a mass spectrometry-based phospho-proteomic approach
• Screening for a protein kinase via chemical cross-linking
• Prepare scientific publications
• Prepare a dissertation
Our requirements:
• A completed scientific university education (M. Sc.) in the field of biology, biochemistry or related disciplines
• Interest in plant science
• Working experience in molecular biology, biochemistry and/or
plant biology
• Knowledge in proteome analysis is beneficial
• Excellent communication skills in English (spoken and written)
• High motivation, ability to work independently and team spirit
The pay scale grouping will be, depending on the personal qualifica- tion of the applicant, up to pay grade 13 TV-L.

Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf aims at increasing the percentage of employed women. Applications from women will therefore be given preference in cases of equal aptitude, ability and professional achievements unless there are exceptional reasons for choosing another applicant. Applications from suitably qualified severely disabled persons or disabled persons regarded as being of equal status according to Book IX of the German Social Code (SGB – Soziales Gesetzbuch) are encouraged.

Your contact person in case of questions is Nicole Linka; email:; phone number: 0211 81-10412.

Please submit your application documents citing reference number 119 T 18 – 3.1 until July 5th 2018
preferably by email to:
or via postal service to:
Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf
Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences Institute of Plant Biochemistry
Attn. Nicole Linka
Universitätsstr. 1
40225 Düsseldorf

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