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PhD Position at the Gene Center

The Stigler lab, a young researcher group starting at the LMU Gene Center in Fall 2017, is looking for motivated and skilled young scientists (PhD students) to explore the folding of chromosomes at the biophysical level.

Chromosomes provide the fundamental scaffold for the maintenance, regulation and propagation of genetic information. Recent experimental findings have shown that eukaryotic chromosomes are folded in three-dimensional space and that the three-dimensional folding of chromosomes is directly linked to gene regulation.

Our lab will use biophysical single molecule techniques, such as optical tweezers and fluorescence microscopy by DNA curtains to determine the processes that lead to the three-dimensional folding of chromosomes. We are embedded in the interdisciplinary environment of the LMU Gene Center, aiming to combine biophysical and biochemical tools to understand fundamental processes of biology.

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We are looking for motivated young scientists with a background in biochemistry, biophysics or related fields. You are expected to have a solid understanding of relevant techniques in molecular biology, and experience with the purification of recombinant proteins. Programming skills are a plus.


The University of Munich is an equal opportunity employer. Handicapped candidates with equal qualifications will be given preference. The salary is based on the German public sector pay scale (TV-L).


Send your application (including CV, a letter of motivation, relevant certificates and contact information for two references) to