Saturday, January 26, 2008

PhD Funds in BioPhysic, University of Bremen, German

Cell motility is based on the dynamics of polymer gels. These gels contain
fibrous proteins and linkers as structural elements, as well as molecular
motors as active components. They are controlled by various signalling
pathways. Most generally, we are interested in the physics of active gels.
This fascinating field has gained increased attention in recent years. Yet,
fundamental effects remain to be discovered. Our philosophy is to understand
biological function via physical analysis.

In particular, the project will
encompass recording and quantitative analysis of cell geometry and protein
distribution as a function of biochemical cell state using an array of light
microscopy and genetic techniques. In this respect, experience in light
microscopy, handling of biological material, and computer (Mac) programming
are assets. We plan to develop a high-throughput set-up and integrate our
results in a web-accessible database.

As the University of Bremen intends to increase the proportion of female
employees in science women are particularly encouraged to apply.

In case of equal personal aptitudes and qualification disabled persons will
be given priority.

Further information may be obtained via our website, email or by phone. The
position is available immediately. It is part-time (1/2) and limited for a
period of two years with the option for a one year extension. There is the
possibility to earn a doctorate. Applications, sent to the address given
below under the reference number A 44/07, will be considered until the
position is filled. Applications in pdf format via email are preferred.

* **Prof. Hans-Günther Döbereiner*
*Institut für Biophysik*
*Universität Bremen*
*NW1 Raum O4040*
*Postfach 330440*
*28334 Bremen*

*+49 173 614 9946*
We would be very grateful, if you could submit your application documents as
copies (no folders). We cannot send your documents back because of cost reasons; after the application process the documents will be destroyed.


hgd (at) uni-bremen (dot) de