PhD Position Kaether Group (Job ID 1916)

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 intracellular transport mechanisms, with a focus on membrane proteins of the early secretory pathway. The thesis project will be on molecular mechanisms of axonopathy-causing mutations in ER-shaping proteins. We are looking for motivated students who like to work on a clinically relevant cell biological project. You will use a variety of different methods including cloning and expression of fusion proteins, immunofluorescence microscopy including super resolution microscopy, live-cell microscopy, biochemistry (Western Blot, immunoprecipitation) and more. As model system you will use cultured cell lines and primary neuronal cultures. Candidates are expected to have a strong background in biochemistry or cell biology or neurobiology. Experience in at least some of the mentioned methods is 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 50-65%).


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.

Please note that your application will be made available to the LGSA selection committee for assessment. Please check here for FLI data protection ( regulation and the processing of  personal information according to the EU-GDPR.