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Angebotsdatum: 14. Oktober 2022
Art der Stelle: Doktorarbeit
Fachgebiet: Biologie > Zoologie
Titel des Themas: Reception of olfactory signals in the desert locust Schistocerca gregaria

Institut: Martin-Luther Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Prof. Jürgen Krieger
Hoher Weg 8
06120 Halle (Saale)
Tel.:    Fax.:
Bundesland: Sachsen-Anhalt
Homepage: http://https://www.animal-physiol.uni-halle.de/
E-Mail Kontakt: mail

Beschreibung: In my Group at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Faculty of Natural Sciences I, Institute of Biology/Zoology, Department of Animal Physiology, a position is available for a Research assistant / PhD student (m-f-d). Duration 3 years.

The position is part time (50%) and available as soon as possible. The salary will be according German Public Service Salary Scale 13 TV-L.

Research in our group is focused on insect olfaction with a special interest in the molecular basis of pheromone and plant odor detection in pest insects and beneficial species such as moths, locust and bees
(www.animal-physiol.uni-halle.de). For strengthening our team, we are seeking for a motivated group
member that in the framework of a PhD will work on the reception and transduction of olfactory signals in the desert locust Schistocerca gregaria. The planned work will include molecular biological, histological and biochemical analysis of olfactory signaling elements, in particular of odorant receptors that are expressed in chemosensory neurons inside and beyond the antenna.

Work tasks:
• planning, performance and analysis of laboratory experiments
• drafting and publication of research results
• participation in cooperation projects
• contribution to teaching of the group (planning and conduction). Mentoring of BSC and MSC students in the
• organizational research tasks (animal rearing, instrument care)

• scientific university degree (master or equivalent graduation) in biology, biochemistry or related sciences
• high interest in experimental work and chemosensory systems
• knowledge in molecular biological, biochemical and histological methods
• high team spirit, high motivation and a very good command of English

Priority will be given to applications from severely disabled candidates with equivalent qualifications. Women are particularly encouraged to apply.

Applicants with a foreign qualification must provide the statement of comparability for foreign higher education (Statement of Comparability for Foreign Higher Education) of the Zentralstelle für ausländisches Bildungswesen (https://www.kmk.org/zab/central-office-for-foreign-education).

For more information please contact Prof. Dr. Jürgen Krieger, Tel.: +49 (0)345-55-26440, E-Mail:

Please submit your full application including the usual documents (letter of motivation, CV, certificates) with reference to Reg.-No. 5-7915/22-H until 03/11/2022 to Prof. Dr. Jürgen Krieger, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Institute of Biology/Zoology, Dep. of Animal Physiology, 06099 Halle (Saale). E-Mail: juergen.krieger@zoologie.uni-halle.de.

An electronic application in one single PDF file is preferred.
Anfangsdatum: 1. Januar 2023
Geschätzte Dauer: 36 Monate
Bezahlung: 13 TV-L, 50 %