PhD Position Kaether Group (Job ID 1719)

Job Vacancies LGSA Graduates

The Membrane Trafficking Group (Kaether Research Group) at the Leibniz-Institute on Aging – Fritz Lipmann Institute Jena (FLI) invites applications for a

PhD student position (TV-L E13/2)

Within the Leibniz Graduate School on Aging in Jena the Membrane Trafficking Group invites applications for a  PhD student position (TV-L E13/2).

The FLI provides an international and dynamic research environment with highly interacting groups. Our group is working on the intracellular transport of membrane proteins, including proteins involved in axonopathies like hereditary spastic paraplegias. Research topics are basic molecular mechanisms of protein secretion out of the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and ER-related pathomechanisms in axonopathies.

We are looking for a motivated student who likes to work on cell- /neurobiological projects using cell biological and biochemical approaches (intracellular trafficking using fluorescent reporters, protein-protein interaction studies) in cell lines, primary neuronal cultures and mouse models.

The FLI is excellently equipped with state-of-the-art facilities like proteomics, functional genomics, imaging (with confocal, video, TIRF, FLIM, FCS microscopy). General interest in cell-/neurobiology is essential, experience in one of the techniques mentioned above highly desirable.

If you are interested, check out the application guideline at, and send your application to

Further details and informal inquiries are available at or ckaether at (Tel. 0049-3641 656230)

We offer:

A position in a well-equipped research group of a high quality institute for age research, which harbors several state-of-the-art facilities. Our work is embedded in the Beutenberg Campus, an interdisciplinary base for innovative research.

The PhD position will be integrated in our Leibniz Graduate School on Aging and Age Related Diseases

The contract conditions and the salary will be according to the collective labor agreement for public service employees of the Federal State of Germany (TV-L E13/2).


Please acquaint yourself with the  LGSA Procedures and with the application procedure on our website, fill in the application form and send it electronically to the LGSA.