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PhD/PostDoc position: Tryptophan metabolism and related signaling in health and disease

Biochemistry, Toxicology
Medical University of Innsbruck


The research group Biochemical Immunotoxicology at the Institute of Medical Biochemistry, Medical University of Innsbruck, invites skilled and motivated researcher to apply for a PhD and/or PostDoc position.

The successful candidate(s) will employ analytical, cell biochemical and molecular techniques in order to investigate tryptophan metabolism and related signaling in both in vitro and serum samples. The candidate(s) will join a multidisciplinary team consisting of (bio)technologists, (bio)chemists and biologists.


We offer an excellent working environment and integration between the scientific environments of the MUI and the CCB as well as international collaborations with top labs in the field.


Starting date: as soon as possible


Profile of the candidate(s):

• Degree in (molecular) biology, (bio)chemistry, biotechnology or equivalent

• Highly motivated, eager to learn and team-oriented

• Excellent oral and written proficiency in English

• You have a specific interest in and motivation for our research topic

• Background in chemical analytical methods is beneficial but not mandatory


Application deadline: 15.12.2022


Please send your CV and letter of motivation to:


Ass.-Prof. Priv.-Doz. Dr. rer. nat. Johanna Gostner, ERT

Biochemical Immunotoxicology Group

Institute of Medical Biochemistry, Medical University of Innsbruck

Innrain 80, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria



Master project opportunities:

We are always interested in offering enthusiastic and talented students who are interested in our research area the opportunity to conduct a master study or a lab intership. Please send a CV and a motivation letter as well as contact information for references to Dr. Johanna Gostner.


Name: Johanna Gostner

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