Jobs in Structural Biology and Related Fields

PhD Position: molecular structural biology of muscle signalling

University of Konstanz, University of Konstanz , Germany
Application deadline: 07 Jul 2021

We have a vacancy for a PhD student to join our laboratory at the Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, Germany.

Our laboratory studies the molecular mechanisms underpinning the architecture, stress response, adaptation and disease process of striated muscle. The focus of this PhD project will be on understanding the assembly and regulation of biomedically relevant, titin-based signalling nodes in the sarcomere. We apply an integrative approach to structural biology that combines a rich variety of biochemical, biophysical and structural methodologies (with emphasis on X-ray crystallography).


Applicants should hold (or be in the process of acquiring) a Master's degree in biochemistry, biophysics, life sciences or related discipline, and be interested in learning both laboratory-based and computational analyses as applicable to the study of molecular systems. A strong motivation to understand and discover the molecular mechanisms that enable function in living cells is required. Basic experience in molecular biology and/or recombinant protein production is expected. Good command of written and spoken English, the ability to work in a team, and good communication and organizational skills are required. Some initial knowledge of a structural/biophysical method would be of advantage.


Applications should contain the following documents in PDF format:

  1. 1. Applicant's CV
  2. 2. Copies of original degree transcripts displaying marks obtained 2. *Short* statement of motivation for pursuing PhD studies in molecular sciences
  3. 3. Contact details of two referees

Informal enquiries and application materials should be submitted by email to:

University of Konstanz , Germany

PhD Position: molecular structural biology of muscle signalling