We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated students to join our team. If you are interested in a lab rotation or a Bachelor/Master thesis, plase contact us via katharina.hoffmann (at) fu-berlin.de
The Knaus group is interested in molecular processes driving tissue regeneration with the focus on BMP/TGF-beta mediated signal transduction. We integrate both biochemical and mechanotransduction aspects into our research with the goal to develop quantitative combinatorial techniques. Here, cell signaling- and imaging-based analyses for the characterization of diverse BMP/TGF-beta signaling molecules allow us to identify and characterize elementary processes of signal transduction, tissue homeostasis and regeneration.
The PhD project will focus on the role of the extracellular matrix in BMP/TGFbeta growth factor signaling and contribute to the DFG funded project “Mechanical strain and BMP-stimulation instructs the extracellular matrix to control stem cell fate decisions: an age-dependent matrix code?". To this end, the candidate will develop and apply novel tools that will enable them to dissect extracellular, transmembrane and intracellular signaling events. This requires strong expertise in cell culture, protein chemistry and molecular biology. In particular, experience in any of the following techniques would be considered a plus: signal transduction, receptor biology, cell culture, molecular cloning, microscopy.
We offer a 3 year PhD position (BATIIA, 65%).
Motivated candidates are asked to apply online before January 15th, 2018 to: firstname.lastname@example.org
to refer to the identifier above and include full CV and a brief summary of research background and technical expertise. Also please add the coordinates of 2 references.