Ph.D. Studentships in Heidelberg, Germany

Benedikt Kost bkost at
Mon Mar 24 09:08:30 EST 2003

<x-charset iso-8859-1>Ph.D. studentships are available at the 
Institute of Plant Sciences of the
University of Heidelberg (Germany) in the Laboratory of Developmental

We are investigating the mechanism and the regulation of polar plant cell
growth using a variety of techniques including molecular genetics,
Arabidopsis genetics and GFP-tagging/fluorescence microscopy (Kost et al.
1998, Plant J. 16, 393; Kost et al. 1999, J. Cell Biol. 145, 317; Kost and
Chua 2002, Cell 108, 9;

The Ph.D. projects advertised here are aimed at the characterization of
endocytic membrane recycling at the tip of  rapidly elongating pollen tubes.
We are interested specifically in 1) the visualization of  endocytic
membrane dynamics using fluorescent makers (incl. GFP variants), 2) the
analysis of interactions between endocytic compartments and the actin
cytoskeleton, and 3) the identification of  regulatory factors controlling
endocytosis in pollen tubes.

Candidates must hold a Bachelor/M.Sc., Diploma or equivalent degree in
biology, and have good skills (written and oral) in English and/or German.

The positions are compensated at the BAT IIa/2 level (monthly salary after
tax, health insurance and social security: 800-1000 Euro depending on age).
Heidelberg is a beautiful city at the river Neckar, a key research center in
Germany (~20'000 students; University, DKFZ, EMBL, Max Planck Institute) and
hosts a highly international community (

Please send applications (including a short statement of motivation, copies
of graduation certificates, CV and names/addresses of two references) or
requests for further information to (preferably by e-mail):

Dr. Benedikt Kost
Heidelberger Institute of Plant Sciences (HIP)
Im Neuenheimer Feld 360
D-69120 Heidelberg

tel:  +49 (0)6221 54 5788
e-mail: bkost at



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