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Funded PhD position; at Molecular Genetics Group; Leibniz Institute for Age Research; in Germany

PhD Position Englert Group

Leibniz Institute for Age Research – Jena


•  The Molecular Genetics Group (Englert Research Group) at the Leibniz-Institute on Aging – Fritz Lipmann Institute Jena (FLI) invites applications for a

PhD student position (TV-L E13/2)

The FLI provides an international and dynamic research environment with highly interacting groups. A major focus of our lab is on a particular disease-associated gene, namely the Wilms tumor suppressor gene Wt1. The latter encodes a zinc finger transcription factor that is crucial for the development of several organs in mammals, including the kidneys, gonads, heart etc. We have recently discovered additional functions of Wt1 in the central nervous system and in the control of fertility.

To explore Wt1’s different activities we are using the zebrafish as well as the mouse as animal models. Currently, we are looking for a motivated PhD student to work on the further elucidation of Wt1’s functions in development and disease in one of the animal models.

If you are interested, check out the application guideline at , and send your application to .

Further details and informal inquiries are available at

We offer:

A position in a well-equipped research group of a high quality institute for age research, which harbors several state-of-the-art facilities. Our work is embedded in the Beutenberg Campus, an interdisciplinary base for innovative research.

The PhD position will be integrated in our Leibniz Graduate School on Aging and Age Related Diseases

The contract conditions and the salary will be according to the collective labor agreement for public service employees of the Federal State of Germany (TV-L E13/2).


Please acquaint yourself with the LGSA Procedures and with the application procedure on our website , fill in the application form and send it electronically to the LGSA.

Deadline: Unspecified.


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