PhD. Student/Predoctoral Fellow Position Available

The Research Group of Prof. Dr. Katja Sträßer, Institute of Biochemistry, Justus Liebig University, Giessen, German, invites applications for the position as a PhD. student / predoctoral fellow as part of the ERC-funded project “Nuclear mRNP packaging and mRNP architecture”.

The position is available from December 1st, 2019 until May 31st, 2023. The salary of the position is determined by payment group E 13 according to the collective labor agreement of the State of Hessia (TV-H).

We offer:

Participation in state-of-the-art research projects

Collaboration in an enthusiastic research team

Opportunities to develop strong research skills and a solid academic profile

Opportunity to obtain a doctoral degree

Key Responsibilities:

Investigation of nuclear mRNP biogenesis as part of the ERC-funded project “Nuclear mRNP Packaging and mRNP Architecture”.

For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Katja Sträßer (

Required Qualifications:

Completed academic studies in biology, biochemistry, human biology or a similar subject (Master’s degree or equivalent) with a focus on molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry and/or genetics. Knowledge in RNA biology, the model organism S. cerevisiae and/or structural biology is advantageous.

The Justus Liebig University Giessen is seeking a larger percentrage of women in academia; therefore, qualified female researchers are esppecially encouraged to apply. The university sees itself as a family-friendly university. Applicants with children are most welcome.

Please send your application per Email as a single pdf file with all relevant documentation per Email to until the 8th of November 2019. Applications from disabled people of equal aptitude will be given preference.