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PhD student position

Faculty of Science, Centre for Plant Molecular Biology – ZMBP

Two PhD student positions

are available at the Centre for Plant Molecular Biology – ZMBP Tuebingen to be part of an innovative project to identify protein complexes and membrane organisation of plant cell surface immune receptors. This project is part of the SFB1101 ( We seek highly motivated candidates with a background in biochemistry or molecular biology.

Position 1

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with knowledge in molecular biology and/or confocal microscopy. The project will involve generation of constructs with innovative tags for super resolution microscopy and the analysis of the mobility, patterns and complexes of RLKs in plant membrane nano-domains. The microscopy part is supported by a central support Z project of the SFB including a postdoc experienced with high end microscopy techniques.

Position 2

We are looking for another excellent candidate with experience in molecular biology and biochemistry. The project will involve protein complex analyses, functional analysis of RLKs and their interactors and integration of the results with the microscopy project described for position 1.


For more details on the project background please check the following literature: Halter et al. Curr Biol. 2014, 24(2):134-43; Imkampe et al. Plant Cell 2017, 29(9):2285-2303.
Applicants must hold a master degree in a relevant field. Candidates should be highly motivated individuals interested in molecular biology, plant pathology and microscopy. Previous work on plant/pathogen interactions is not required but advantageous. The successful candidates should be creative, willing to become independent researchers and also to work co-operatively within a team. Applicants must possess good communication skills and be fluent in both spoken and written English.


Salary will be within the TV-L E13 65%. These positions can start on April or July 1st, and will be available for 3.75 or 3.5 years, respectively.


Applicants should provide a CV, including the names and contact details of two referees, and a covering letter addressing their motivation for these projects.


Please send your applications until latest Jan. 28th, 2018 to:


Dr. Birgit Kemmerling by email to birgit.kemmerling[at]


The University of Tuebingen is committed to increase the proportion of women in Science and qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply. Equally qualified applicants with disabilities will be given preference.