registration number: fb20-0094-wmz-2024


Entry date:
as soon as possible


Application deadline:


E 13 TV-H


3 years


Volume of employment:
part-time (65 %)

The University of Marburg, founded in 1527, offers a variety of excellent programs of study for around 22,000 students and confronts the important topics of our time through excellent research across a broad spectrum of sciences.

The department of medicine, Institute of Molecular Oncology, research group of Prof. Dr. Timofeev is currently accepting applications for a

Doctoral Researcher/PhD

The position is offered for a period of 3 years, if no former times of qualification must be considered. 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).

The DKH-funded project "Understanding and Controlling the Tumor Microenvironment in p53-Mutated Lung Cancer" explores the effects of p53 missense mutations on the tumor microenvironment in lung adenocarcinoma (LUAD), the most prevalent type of lung cancer. You will use knock-in mouse models combined with CRISPR-based somatic lung mutagenesis to generate and analyze autochthonous LUAD. This analysis will involve deep microenvironment profiling utilizing single-cell transcriptomics, immunogenomics, multispectral flow cytometry, and multiplex immunofluorescence imaging with spatial analysis.


  • scientific services in the project described above, in particular carrying out molecular and cell biology work

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.


  • MSc-degree or equivalent in Biology, Biotechnology, Pharmacy, Biomedicine or a related field
  • proficient knowledge of molecular biology and genetics, with practical experience in molecular and cell biology techniques
  • experience with CRISPR-based gene editing and gene transfer methods is preferred and will be an advantage
  • previous work with laboratory animals, particularly those with a FELASA B Certificate, is beneficial
  • fluency in English, both spoken and written, is essential for success in this international setting

Disposition to own scientific qualification (e.g. a doctorate project in the area of molecular oncology) is expected.

We actively support the professional development of junior researchers by the offers of MArburg Research Academy (MARA), the International Office and the Higher Education Didactics Office.

Contact for more Information

Prof Oleg Timofeev

+49 6421 28-26288


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 can not be refunded.

Please apply by 2024-06-02 using the application button below.

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