PhD position in the laboratory of Dr. Gislene Pereira

The laboratory of Dr. Gislene Pereira at the Centre for Organismal Studies (COS) at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, is looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic PhD student to join a team of international researchers.

The focus of the lab is to understand the mechanisms that contribute to cell division and genome stability using yeast as a model system. The successful candidate will study the function of novel components of a mitotic surveillance mechanism that contribute to accuracy of cell division (Pereira and Yamashita, Trends Cell Biol. 2011; Caydasi et al., Cell Div. 2010).

We offer a dynamic and supportive working environment (with English as the spoken language). The successful candidate will acquire expertise in a wide range of techniques comprising advanced microscopy, proteomic and genomic approaches. He/she will also benefit of being part of the structured PhD programme at the University of Heidelberg (HBIGS).

Applicants should have a degree in Biological Sciences with a solid background in cell and molecular biology, and special interested in research related to asymmetric cell division or cell cycle control. Applicants should be highly motivated, self-driving and able to work independently and as part of a team. Good communication skills in written and spoken English are required.

Application procedure: Applications including a CV, a brief summary of current and future research plans (1 page max), relevant certificates, and contact details of two academic referees should be submitted via email or mail to Gislene Pereira (gislene.pereira [ aT ], Centre for Organismal Studies Heidelberg, Heidelberg University, Im Neuenheimer Feld 230, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany. We ask for your understanding that applications cannot be returned.

Payment will be according to the German TV-L13 (part-time).

The position will be available from 1 October 2017.

The University of Heidelberg is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity. People with disabilities are given priority with the same suitability. Appointment will always be made on merit.