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PhD Position to Study Nuclear mRNA Packaging as part of an ERC-Funded Project

Fachgebiet
Biochemistry
Arbeitsstätte
Giessen, Germany
Website
Bewerbungsfrist
04.12.2018

Ausschreibungstext

We are looking for highly motivated Ph.D. students to work on the ERC-funded project “Nuclear mRNA Packaging and mRNP Architecture” beginning as soon as possible. Already during transcription by RNA polymerase II the synthesized mRNA is bound by nuclear RNA-binding proteins and packaged into a messenger ribonucleoprotein particle (mRNP). This process is of prime importance for correct gene expression as it is necessary for stability and nuclear export of the mRNA and even determines cytoplasmic steps such as translation and mRNA degradation. In addition, defects in mRNP packaging lead to diseases. However, the mechanism of mRNA packaging and the structure of an mRNP are not known, and, thus, will be elucidated in this project.

We use a wide range of biochemical, molecular and cell biological, genetic and computational techniques and offer an international, highly motivating and interactive environment, state of the art facilities and optimal support to develop strong research skills and an academic profile. The salary is in accordance with the German public service salary scale.

 

Applicants should possess a strong research background in biochemistry and molecular biology and an M.Sc. degree (or equivalent) in biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics or a similar field. Specific knowledge in RNA biology and/or structural biology is of advantage.

To apply, please send an application letter, motivation letter, CV, transcripts of records, and contact information of at least two referees as a single PDF file to Prof. Dr. Katja Sträßer katja.straesser(at)chemie.bio.uni-giessen.de

 

We use a wide range of biochemical, molecular and cell biological, genetic and computational techniques and offer an international, highly motivating and interactive environment, state of the art facilities and optimal support to develop strong research skills and an academic profile. The salary is in accordance with the German public service salary scale.

Kontakt-Person(en)

Haupt-Kontakt
Name: Katja Sträßer

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