registration number: fb20-0257-wmz-2022


Entry date:
as soon as possible


Application deadline:


E 13 TV-H


3 years


Volume of employment:
part-time (65 %)

The Philipps University, founded in 1527, offers multiple award-winning teaching for around 22,000 students and tackles the important issues of our time with excellent research across a broad spectrum of science.

The Faculty of Medicine, Laboratory for Molecular Neurobiology of Prof. Dr. Marco Rust is currently accepting applications for a

Research Assistant (PhD student)

The position is offered for a period of 3 years. The starting date is as soon as possible. The position is part-time (65 % of regular working hours) with salary and benefits commensurate with a public service position in the state Hesse, Germany (TV-H E 13, 65 %).
The research group aims at identifying actin regulatory mechanisms in neurons and at elucidating their relevance for mammalian brain development and function. In a multidisciplinary approach, the group combines mouse genetics with biochemical and cell biological approaches as well as with modern microscopy (confocal microscopy, high-resolution microscopy, live cell imaging). For further information on the group:


  • functional characterization of a novel actin regulator in excitatory synapses
  • deciphering of synaptic interaction partners and regulatory mechanisms of this actin regulator   

 The position is limited to a time period deemed adequate for the completion of a doctoral degree. As part of the assigned duties, there will be ample opportunity to conduct the independent scientific research necessary for the completion of a doctorate. The limitation complies to § 2, 1 WissZeitVG.


  • Master of Science or equivalent degree in biology, biochemistry or life sciences
  • high motivation and strong background in biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology or neurobiology
  • beneficial are expertise in cutting-edge microscopy and mouse genetics as well as permit for animal experimental work
  • willingness to work in a multidisciplinary team
  • good English oral and writing skills

 We actively support the professional development of junior researchers, e.g. by the offers of Marburg Research Academy (MARA), the International Office, the Higher Education Didactics Office and the Human Resources Development Office. The candidate has access to the interdisciplinary graduate program of the Biochemical-Pharmacologi-cal Center (

Contact for further information

Prof. Dr. Marco Rust

+49 6421 28 65020


We support women and strongly encourage them to apply. In areas where women are underrepresented, female applicants will be preferred in case of equal qualifications. As a certified family-friendly university, we support our employees in balancing family and career. A reduction of working time is possible. Applicants with a disability as discribed in SGB IX (§ 2 Abs. 2, 3) will be preferred in case of equal qualifications. Application and interview costs cannot be refunded.

Please send your application (incl. single-sided motivation letter, CV, certificates, transcript of records, names of 2 references) mentioning registration number above as a single PDF file to before 04.12.2022.

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