Job offer:

PhD student position (BATIIA/2)

We are looking for a PhD student to work on the functional analysis of the DNA/RNA
methyltransferase Dnmt2 in Dictyostelium. The project is part of a DFG funded
research consortium (FOR 1082) that closely cooperates to elucidate biological
functions and the biochemistry of this enigmatic enzyme. The consortium works on
mammalian cell lines and the model organisms Drosophila, S. pombe, Dictyostelium,
Acantamoeba and mouse. Successful applicants will have access to state-of-the-art
methods and materials from the participating groups. Association with the local
graduate college is encouraged.
Applicants should have a good diploma or MSc degree in biology, biochemistry or
related fields and a solid background in at least one of the following: Dictyostelium
molecular biology, chromatin analysis, RNA biochemistry, protein-protein and protein-
nucleic acid interaction or related techniques.

Applications including CV, a brief summary of research experience and research
interests and name / address of two references should be send (preferably in
electronic form) to

Wolfgang Nellen
Abt. Genetik
Universit├Ąt Kassel
Heinrich-Plett-Str. 40
34132 Kassel

Job offer online since 13. May 2009