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Institution Faculty of Biology - Cell- and Developmental Biology
Remuneration group TV-L E13
Full-time / Part-time Part-time (65%)
Start date Fall 2024 (limited to three years)
Application deadline 2024-05-30

About us:

The Mikeladze-Dvali group aims to delineate mechanisms regulating centrosome dynamics within the framework of embryogenesis and development. Centrosomes are the main microtubule organizing centers of animal cells and represent signaling hubs, harboring mitotic kinases and cell cycle regulators. Centrosomes undergo dynamic changes in their size, number and material properties during the cell cycle. Precise regulation of centrosome dynamics is key for maintaining genome stability and sustaining cell proliferation. Deregulation of centrosomes is linked to diseases ranging from cancer to microcephaly and ciliopathies. We offer a fully funded PhD position, to work on centrosome dynamics and homeostasis of centrosome-associated proteins.

We are looking for you:

PhD position in Centrosome Dynamics (m/f/x)

in Planegg-Martinsried

Your tasks and responsibilities:

We are looking for a highly motivated student with a strong background in molecular and cell biology, to join our team. The project will use the nematode C. elegans as a model system to study the regulation of centrosomal proteins during embryogenesis and will employ a broad spectrum of methods in molecular biology, genetics, quantitative live-cell imaging and biochemistry.

  • You will independently plan and carry out experiments
  • You will establish new methods
  • You will quantitatively analyze and process your data
  • You will be presenting your data on group meetings, seminars, international meetings and symposia.

Your qualifications:

  • We expect the candidate to have a Master’s degree in biology or related subjects.
  • Applicants should have the ability to design and conduct experiments, and to critically analyze the acquired data.
  • Applicants should bring high motivation, creativity, perseverance and enthusiasm to work in a team.
  • Essential skills include basic coding skills (Phyton or R).
  • Applicants must have good spoken and written communication skills.
  • Previous experience with C. elegans, imaging, image analysis or biochemistry would be an asset but is not a prerequisite.


  • A vibrant and international research environment, with English as our working language
  • Access to our state-of-the-art imaging facilities
  • Opportunity to attend international conferences and participate in collaborations
  • Opportunity to apply to the Graduate School Life Science Munich (LSM), which offers training in many different career development courses 
  • Living in an international city with the possibility of several social activities.

People with disabilities who are equally as qualified as other applicants will receive preferential treatment.


Application should be sent to Dr. Tamara Mikeladze-Dvali:

Please include:

  • Motivation letter
  • Academic CV
  • Final transcript
  • Contact details for two referees

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