PhD Scholarship in Algal Cell Physiology, University of Rostock, Germany

Expires on: 02/29/2024


PhD Scholarship in Algal cell physiology in Germany: At the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Institute of Biological Sciences, at the recently created Chair of Molecular Stress Physiology, we are offering the following postgraduate scholarship for a limited period of up to three years: PhD Scholarship in algal cell physiology

In this project, the PhD candidate shall stably express these protein sensors in the model diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum in different compartments. Afterwards, various specific light treatments will be applied and the respective redox changes will be recorded, allowing to obtain a comprehensive understanding of cellular redox dynamics. This work will combine molecular biology techniques with sophisticated physiological experiments.


  • completed university degree (state exam, diploma, master’s degree or comparable degree) in biology or biochemistry or a related field with higher than average results
  • knowledge in plant/algal biology and preferably plant/algal physiology and skills in molecular biology
  • experience in algal cultivation is desirable
  • confident knowledge of English language, both written and spoken; knowledge of German language is desirable
  • willingness to work seriously and with commitment on a project of one’s own scientific qualification (doctorate) and ability to work independently on new topics with curiosity, creativity and strong passion
  • good ability to work on schedule and communication skills for presenting research results
  • participation in some laboratory teaching activities
  • start as soon as possible or upon agreement Universität Rostock


We look forward to receiving your online application with complete, informative documents (motivation letter stating why you are interested in the topic (max. one A4 page), resume with education, language skills, diploma with indication of final grade (including an authorized English translation if issued in other language than German or English), publication list and conference presentations (if available), and naming of at least two persons to be contacted for reference or reference letters) 

Applications should be sent as one Pdf file to . Only applications containing all requested documents will be considered. Unfortunately, application and travel costs cannot be reimbursed by the University of Rostock and the Federal State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

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