Two Ph.D. positions in circRNA biology available

We are looking for excellent and highly motivated young researchers to investigate the formation and functional role of circular RNAs in the mammalian system. These two positions are integrated in an EC-funded International Training Network (ITN) called cirRTrain (, which focusses on circRNA biology. Research in circRTrain includes
● biochemistry and computational biology, genetics
● sequencing, imaging, RNA knockdown, CRISPR/Cas9
● model systems like worm, fly, mouse, human
● medical applications, biomarkers, new therapeutic strategies

Specifically, the two positions in the Bindereif group at the University of Giessen, Germany, are available immediately, for three years, and are for Ph.D. students working on the two projects (#5 / #6) described below.

Please send applications including motivation letter, your CV, transcripts of previous studies, and two names of references (as one single pdf) to:

Prof. Dr. Albrecht Bindereif
Institute of Biochemistry
Department of Biology and Chemistry
Justus Liebig University of Giessen
Heinrich-Buff-Ring 17
D-35392 Giessen
Tel: 49-641-99 35 420
FAX: 49-641-99 35 419