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The German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbrücke, a member of the Leibniz Association (, invites applications to join the department Adipocyte Development and Nutrition (PI: Tim J. Schulz, PhD) for

1 Doctoral Student (m/f)


The successful candidate will work with an interdisciplinary team to explore the functional interactions of stem cells with their niche and its contributing cells, for instance fat cells. In close collaborations with the scientists of the department, integrated transcriptome and epigenetics analyses will be conducted to identify the pathways that control the function and activation of defined stem cell populations. The goal of this PhD thesis is to

Skills and Requirements

The position is available for 3 years. Salaries are paid according to the German federal tariff agreements (remuneration group E 13 TV-L [65%]).

The institute offers a vibrant and interactive research environment, close collaboration with the project partners in Berlin, state-of-the-art equipment and qualified training and enrolment in a local PhD program.

Application will be considered on an ongoing basis until the pot has been filled. Please send your documents (cover letter explaining your motivation, CV, certificates and references) with the reference nr. 2019_W04_H as a single pdf-file before April 30th, 2019 via e-mail to

For further information please do not hesitate to contact:
Tim Schulz, +49-(0) 33200/ 88-2110, E-Mail:

By submitting your application documents, you grant us the right to collect, process, and use your personal data exclusively for the application selection process. For further information about your rights according to the data protection law, please contact the department Human Resources and Social Services (

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