Postdoctoral Researcher (f/m/d) (KHS-34964)

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Universitätsmedizin Göttingen


The University Medical Center Göttingen (UMG) unites the Medical Faculty of Georg-August University and the University Hospital in an integration model. With over 9,700 employees, the UMG and its subsidiaries are one of the largest employers in the region. More than 60 clinics, institutes and departments stand for high-quality patient care, excellent research and modern teaching.

Göttingen as a city of science is located in the center of Germany and the University Medical Center Göttingen is integrated into an attractive network of university and non-university scientific institutions.

Our goal as University Medical Center Göttingen is professional equality for all genders. We strive to equalize the gender ratio in areas where there is underrepresentation. The University Medical Center Göttingen is particularly committed to the professional participation of severely disabled people and therefore welcomes applications from severely disabled people. In the case of equal suitability, applications from severely disabled persons will be given preferential consideration in accordance with the relevant regulations. We kindly ask you to indicate a disability/equal status in your letter of application in order to safeguard your interests.

Our employees are the center of our company and our most important factor of success. For the Klinik für Neurologie we are currently / from the for the earliest start date onwards looking for a/an

Postdoctoral Researcher (f/m/d)

temporary basis, full time

“New experimental approaches to study heteroplasmy in mitochondria”

Heteroplasmy describes the situation in which two or more mtDNA variants exist within the same cell. It is often related to diseases. The molecular mechanisms that determine the spread of specific mtDNA variants within growing somatic cells are unknown.
The ultimate aim of this project is to investigate the molecular mechanisms that determine mitochondrial heteroplasmy. You will establish a novel microscopy-based system to transplant mitochondria between cells and investigate their fate by super-resolution microscopy. Cultivated human cells will serve as model systems. State-of-the-art and largely unexplored techniques will be established and used for this research question. Microscopy driven work will be combined with molecular biology. The project has the potential to open up a new research area.

Your tasks

Your tasks

  • establishing a novel microscopy-based system
  • designing and conducting of experiments
  • data analysis, interpretation and presentation
  • co-supervision of undergraduates, research assistants and interns
  • participation in preparing scientific publications

Your qualifications

Your qualifications

  • a curiosity-driven individual with biological/biochemical/biophysical expertise
  • excellent university degree in biology/biochemistry/biophysics or a related discipline
  • strong interest in playing with and using novel technologies
  • sound knowledge of light microscopy and/or molecular biology and/or cell biology
  • technical understanding and programming skills are an advantage
  • organizational and team skills, flexibility, open-mindedness, self-dependent working, communication skills

We offer

We offer

  • a variety of experimental approaches such as molecular biological and biochemical techniques
  • super-resolution microscopy for cell biology
  • electron and advanced high-resolution light microscopy as well as live cell microscopy
  • an outstanding and unique scientific environment
  • individual freedom and opportunities for personal development
  • a challenging workplace in a multi-disciplinary, cooperative team

We look forward to receiving your application!

Ansprechpartner/in für Fragen

Universitätsmedizin Göttingen
Klinik für Neurologie
Professor Doctor Stefan Jakobs
Robert-Koch-Straße 40
37075 Göttingen
0551 / 2012531

Anschrift für Bewerbungen

Universitätsmedizin Göttingen
Robert-Koch-Straße 40
37075 Göttingen

Informationen zur Stelle

15. Mai 2024
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