PhD Position in Biology

Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

The Bone Lab Dresden is one of the leading groups in the field of bone research in Germany with an excellent Track Record in the fields of bone and cancer, osteoimmunology, osteohematology, as well as diabetes and bone ( Within the DFG-funded Collaborative Research Centre 369 “DegeneratIon of bONE induced by inflammation – DIONE” together with the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, we are seeking to fill a PhD student position for the project of Prof. Lorenz Hofbauer on the role of osteomorphs in inflammatory bone loss.

Starting at April 1, 2024 we are looking for a

PhD-Student (f/m/x)

This part-time position (65%) is initially limited to 45 months. A longer-term cooperation is being sought. Remuneration is in accordance with the collective agreement of the Länder (TV-L/E13). 

The main focus here is to determine the effect of TNF and GCs on osteomorphogenesis and recycling and to investigate osteomorph biology and function in an experimental arthritis model. This is a collaborative project with Prof. Peter Mirtschink, IKL, Dresden, who’s student will investigate cellular metabolism of osteomorphs. Close interactions between the two PhD students are expected. The results should be presented at the yearly retreat as well as at international conferences. As part of DIONE, vivid scientific interaction and collaboration with members of the consortia is expressly desired. The candidate will benefit from the scientific environments of Dresden and Erlangen as well as from the specific measures to support aspiring scientists (thesis advisory committees, mentoring programs, retreats, etc.).

Your profile:

  • You hold a Masters degree in biochemistry, biology, cell biology or related subjects
  • You have experimental experience in the following areas: molecular biology, cell culture, biochemistry, and histology
  • You have experience and willingness to work with animal models
  • You are a great team worker, flexible and communicative
  • You have good written and spoken English skills
  • You have organizational talent, work independently and pro-actively
  • You enjoy studying fundamental questions in medicine and doing science

We offer you the opportunity to:

  • An exciting research project with high translational relevance and the possibility to receive your PhD as well as working in a young, interdisciplinary team of highly motivated scientists and clinician scientists.
  • The standard methods of bone research as well as a broad spectrum of methods from biochemistry, cell biology and immunology are established in our lab and the project is conducted in cooperation with groups from Dresden and Erlangen.
  • The scientific infrastructure of the Medical Faculty Carl Gustav Carus is excellent. It promotes the interdisciplinary and international exchange and offers numerous possibilities for your professional and personal development.

Disabled persons with equal qualification will be preferred.

We kindly ask you to apply preferably via our online form to make the selection process faster and more effective. Of course, we also consider your written application without any disadvantages.

We are looking forward to receiving your comprehensive application until February 23, 2024 online with registration number MK30924198. For further information, please contact Mrs. Dr. Sylvia Thiele by phone: 0351 458-11928 or by email: