Job ID: 95986

Research Assistant (PhD student position)

Position: Ph.D. Student

Deadline: 16 October 2022

Employment Start Date: 1 January 2023

Contract Length: 3 years

City: Marburg

Country: Germany

Institution: Philipps-University of Marburg

Department: Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Physiological Chemistry


The Faculty of Medicine, Laboratory for Molecular Neurobiology of Prof. Dr. Marco Rust is currently accepting applications for a

Research Assistant (PhD student position)

The position is initially offered for a period of 3 years. The starting date is as soon as possible. The position is part-time (65 % of regular working hours) with salary and benefits commensurate with a public service position in the state Hesse, Germany (TV-H E 13, 65 %).


In a multidisciplinary approach, the research group of Prof. Dr. Marco Rust aims at identifying actin regulatory mechanisms in neurons and at elucidating their relevance for mammalian brain development and function. The open position is funded by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) and will allow the successful candidate to characterize a novel mechanism relevant for neuronal actin dynamics. Moreover, the candidate has access to the interdisciplinary graduate program of the Biochemical-Pharmacological Center (BPC).

The position is limited to a time period deemed adequate for the completion of a doctoral degree. As part of the assigned duties, there will be ample opportunity to conduct the independent scientific research necessary for the completion of a doctorate. The limitation complies to § 2, 1 WissZeitVG.


We are looking for highly motivated applicant with a Master of Science or equivalent degree in biology, biochemistry or life sciences. Expected is a strong background in biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology or neurobiology. Specific expertise in cutting-edge microscopy and mouse genetics as well as permit for animal experimental work are beneficial. The position further requires the willingness to work in a multidisciplinary team. Good English oral and writing skills are required. Disposition to own scientific qualification (e.g. a doctorate project in the area of molecular and cellular neuroscience) is expected.

We actively support the professional development of junior researchers, e.g. by the offers of Marburg Research Academy (MARA), the International Office, the Higher Education Didactics Office and the Human Resources Development Office.

We support women and strongly encourage them to apply. In areas where women are underrepresented, female applicants will be preferred in case of equal qualifications. As a certified family-friendly university, we support our employees in balancing family and career. A reduction of working time is possible. Applicants with a disability as discribed in SGB IX (§ 2 Abs. 2, 3) will be preferred in case of equal qualifications. Application and interview costs cannot be refunded.

Please send your application (incl. single-sided motivation letter, CV, certificates, transcript of records, names of 2 references) mentioning registration number above as a single PDF file to before 16.10.2022.