PhD positions - RNA biology and gene regulation
University of Regensburg

PhD positions - RNA biology and gene regulation

Germany 05 Mar 2021


Universität Regensburg, founded in 1962 as the fourth Bavarian regional university, is a modern campus university at the southern edge of the Old Town of Regensburg.
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University of Regensburg

The University of Regensburg with its over 20,000 students is an innovative and interdisciplinary university, which provides a broad variety of research projects and disciplines. The Institute of Biochemistry, Genetics, and Microbiology, Chair of Biochemistry, Professor Meister, at the University of Regensburg is offering positions as

PhD student with a strong background in biochemistry/molecular biology.

Job specification:

Our research focuses on the various functions of human non-coding RNAs in gene regulation. We use biochemical and molecular biological approaches to dissect non-coding RNA pathways. In particular, we characterize regulatory processes guided by microRNAs, circRNAs or lncRNAs and in addition we analyze protein components of these pathways. Non-coding RNA-encoded ‘micropeptides’ represent an additional focus of our work. In a DFG-funded project (within TRR305), we will analyze non-coding RNAs and encoded micropeptides during cancer progression and particularly the cross talk with the microenvironment of a tumor.

We routinely characterize RNA-protein interactions using various experimental approaches including molecular biological or biophysical strategies, mouse models and various RNA-seq platforms.


Candidates should hold a Master/Diplom/PhD or equivalent in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or a closely related subject.

We expect good communication skills, high motivation, dedication to molecular life sciences and the willingness to work in a competitive research field.

General framework:

We offer a state-of-the-art biochemistry lab in an international environment with a long-standing experience in non-coding RNA biology. Well-equipped mass spectrometry, protein purification as well as deep sequencing platforms are available. A cryo-electron-microscope will be installed in the near future. The lab is generously funded by several national and international grants including an ERC consolidator grant. The successful candidate will be embedded into the international graduate school RIGEL.

The University of Regensburg is committed to the compatibility of family and career (for more information, please visit ). Severely disabled applicants are given preference in instances where applicants demonstrate an equal level of qualification. Please mention any severe disabilities, if applicable, in the application. Unfortunately, we do not provide reimbursement for expenses associated with interviewing.

For further enquiries please contact Professor Gunter Meister, phone +49 941 943-2847, .

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