The Weidinger lab at the Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Ulm University invites applications for a

PhD student (TV-L E13/65%, f/m/d)

The ability to regenerate lost body parts is one of the most fascinating phenomena in biology. In contrast to mammals and humans, some other vertebrates can completely regenerate their limbs/fins after amputation. Our lab is interested in unraveling the underlying cellular and molecular mechanisms. We have found that bone regenerates via de-differentiation of osteoblasts in the zebrafish. Cellular de-differentiation is a rare process in vivo, and little is known about its molecular regulation. Recently, we have shown that NF-kappaB signaling plays an unexpected role in the regulation of osteoblast de-differentiation (Mishra, DEV. CELL. 2020, 10.1016/j.devcel.2019.11.016). We now aim to further understand the biology of regenerative osteoblasts and the regulation of de-differentiation unsing single-cell approaches.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated scientist (f/m/d) who is dedicated to performing fundamental research.

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Further information about our lab can be found at

Applications including a CV, a statement of research experience and interests (max. 2 pages), and contact data for 2-3 references should be emailed to Prof. Dr. Gilbert Weidinger, until 15.08.2020.

Employment takes place through the administration department of the University Medical Center Ulm, which acts in the name and on behalf of the federal state of Baden-W├╝rttemberg. Handicapped people with equal qualifications will be employed preferentially. Ulm University strives for an increased proportion of woman in research and teaching and therefore strongly encourages female qualified scientists to apply for the position. In general, full-time positions are divisible. A subsequent employment is possible.