Type of Position: 
Iden lab, Faculty of Medicine (Homburg), Institute for Cell and Developmental Biology
Date : 
Applications must be received by no later than 11 July 2021
Volume of Employment: 
Reference number W1915, salary in accordance with the German TV-L salary scale1, pay grade: initially for 2 years, employment: 100 % of standard working time.
Duration of Employment: 
Initially for 2 years
Job Description: 
  • The Iden lab investigates mechanisms underlying control of mammalian cell polarity in tissue homeostasis and diseases including cancer, with predominant focus on the skin (see https://www.uni-saarland.de/lehrstuhl/iden.html for details). See also: Dias Gomes & Iden, EMBO J 2021, Li et al. Curr Opin Cell Biol. 2020, Dias Gomes et al. Nat Commun 2019, Vorhagen et al. Oncogene 2018, Mescher et al. J Exp Med 2017, Knapp et al, bioRxiv 2020.
  • We seek a highly motivated and skilled candidate with PhD to work on a new DFG-funded project within an interdisciplinary biophysics consortium (SFB1027: https://www.sfb1027.uni-saarland.de/). The project will combine cell biology and mechanics, bioengineering, bioinformatic analyses, and live cell imaging, and includes strong collaboration with research groups at the Leibniz Institute for New Materials (INM), Faculty of Medicine, and Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology.
  • Proficiency in cell culture methods, microscopy, biochemistry, and statistical data analysis is expected
  • The applicants must have a strong interest in cell biology of the skin and mechanistic approaches. Preference will be given to candidates with prior experience in primary cell isolation and culture.
  • Ability for problem solving, critical thinking, scientific writing and presentation skills are crucial.
  • Good command of oral and written English as well as German and ability to work in a team are essential.

Further information can be found here.


• Doctoral degree / PhD in biochemistry, biophysics, biology, bioengineering or related subjects

• engage in active scientific discussions in the team and develop independency 

• contribute to supervision of undergraduate and graduate students joining the lab

• submit an application that includes 1 page letter of interest, curriculum vitae, publication list, contact details of two referees, and brief statement of scientific achievements (to be sent electronically as a single pdf file)

Additional Informations: 

What we can offer you:

• A flexible work schedule allowing you to balance work and family

• A broad range of further education and professional development programmes

• An occupational health management model with numerous attractive options, such as our university sports programme

• Supplementary pension scheme (RZVK)

• Discounted tickets on local public transport services (‘Jobticket‘)

We look forward to receiving your (written) application. Please quote reference number W1915 when applying. 


Universität des Saarlandes

Frau Prof. Dr. Sandra Iden

Cell & Developmental Biology

Building 61.4 66421 Homburg

Email: sandra.ide[at]uks.eu













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