Available Positions

Are you motivated and creative student or postdoc with a strong interest in cell biology and genetics? Would you like to participate in our effort to elucidate the molecular mechanisms that link stress signaling to the regulation of gene expression and the maintenance of genome integrity during development, aging and diseases?

We are always interested in applications from bright and enthusiastic Ph.D. and postdoc candidates.

The group uses Drosophila and mouse models, insect and mammalian cultured cells. We combine genetics and genome engineering (CRISPR/Cas9) with a wide range of cell and molecular biology techniques, advanced microscopy and live imaging, biochemistry, genomic (RNA-seq, DamID, ChIP-seq) and proteomic approaches.

The Candidates should have expertise in molecular and cell biology techniques, and have an interest in mechanisms of signaling and gene regulation in development and disease. Strong background in genetics is required, and knowledge of basic bioinformatics tools is welcome. Experience with model organisms e.g. Drosophila, mouse is an advantage. Good communication skills, fluency in spoken and written English, and sense for a team work are essential.

To apply, send a single PDF file including

  • a Cover Letter explaining motivation for the application
  • your Curriculum Vitae including your publication list
  • a statement of scientific achievements
  • a brief summary of research interests
  • contact information for two references

to the following email: uhlirova-jobs[at]uni-koeln.de

The successful candidates will benefit from a stimulating, multidisciplinary and highly interactive research environment of the CECAD Excellence Cluster at the University campus. Oversight of graduate student training is performed by the International Graduate School of Biological Sciences.