Zwei Stellen (EntgGr. 13 TV-L „FwN“, 50 %) im Fachbereich Zellbiologie/Biomaterialien

2 positions (Salary Scale 13 TV-L “FwN”, 50 %) in Cell Biology/Biomaterials

Research Scientist (PhD Student, m/f/d) in Cell Biology/Biomaterials (Salary Scale 13 TV-L “FwN”, 50 %)

The Institute of Cell Biology and Biophysics invites applications for 2 positions as Research Scientist (PhD Student, m/f/d) in Cell Biology/Biomaterials (Salary Scale 13 TV-L “FwN”, 50 %) to be appointed February 1, 2020. The positions are limited to 3 years.

Responsibilities and duties

Aim of the research at the Chair of Cellular Biology is the development of artificial systems that mimic the natural environment of hematopoietic (= blood forming) stem cells, the ‘stem cell niche’ in the bone marrow. These model systems are used to understand the niche in health and several diseases. In the framework of the project “bloodANDbone” (, funded by the European Research Council, we are currently looking for 2 PhD candidates in cell biology, biomaterials or related fields. The successful candidates will be involved in studies the bone marrow during bone metastasis and leukemia.

Responsibilities and duties include the study of the influence of tailor-made biomaterials on adult human stem cells, tumor cells and the changes that occur during malignant diseases in the bone marrow. The results of these studies will be used to develop and test novel regenerative treatment strategies for patients suffering from hematological or musculoskeletal diseases.

Employment conditions

To qualify for the position, applicants must hold a completed university degree (Master or Diploma) in biology, biochemistry, biophysics or similar disciplines.

Experience in (stem) cell culture, biochemical methods, confocal microscopy or biomaterial development is a plus. Good writing skills and English are essential as well as interest in biological and materials-related questions. Last but not least, the strong willingness and ability to work in an interdisciplinary team are important.

As an equal opportunities employer, Leibniz University Hannover intends to promote women and men. For this reason suitably qualified women are specifically invited to apply.

Preference will be given to equally qualified applicants with disabilities.

Please send your application (including a letter of motivation, CV, relevant certificates and contact details of academic referees) by November 15, 2019 in electronic form (in one pdf document) to


or via postal mail to:

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz University Hannover
Institute of Cell Biology and Biophysics
Herrenhäuser Str. 2
30419 Hannover

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Cornelia Lee-Thedieck
(Email:, who will be pleased to assist.

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