PhD position available in Frankfurt, Germany

The Research Group ‘Developmental Cell Biology’ at the Buchmann Institute for Molecular Life Sciences, Goethe University Medical School, Frankfurt, seeks highly motivated biochemists, biologists or biophysicists to fill vacant positions as

PhD students (starting as soon as possible)

The Buchmann Institute for Molecular Life sciences is a newly established institute at the Goethe University to promote cross-disciplinary basic research. Our group investigates the molecular and cellular mechanisms of signaling crosstalk during morphogenesis. We focus on head formation in the roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans as a complex morphogenetic model. Our goal is to describe intertwined organogenesis quantitatively as a dynamically evolving network that unites genetic regulation and cellular interactions. You can learn more about our work at

We are seeking highly self-motivated candidates to join a young, international and dynamic research environment. The successful applicant will perform high‐resolution time‐lapse microscopy combined with automated lineage tracing, will generate transgenic animals using state-of-the-art genetics, and will use laser micromanipulation and optogenetics for mechanistic studies.

Furthermore, to join our team you
• must have a M.Sc. or an equivalent degree
• have a strong interest in cell and developmental biology
• have experience in genetics, microscopy, image analysis or informatics
• have learnt basic techniques of molecular biology
• are open to learn and establish new methods
• have adequate communication skills in English.

Please send your application including CV, copy of certificates and 2 references (name, email, phone) to:

The contract is limited to 3 years with the possibility of an extension and is based upon legal regulations (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz and Hessisches Hochschulgesetz). Goethe University is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages women to apply. In case of equal qualification, preference will be given to applicants with disabilities. We call for applications until a suitable candidate has been found.