PhD Position in Ion Transport and Signaling
University of Freiburg Institute for Biochemistry

The Institute for Biochemistry is offering a PhD position in the field of Ion Transport & Signaling / Andrade Lab
  • Application deadline: 31.05.2022
  • Publication date: 08.04.2022
  • Start-date: 01.07.2022
  • Part-time position (65 %)
  • Id no.: 00001746


We are looking for highly qualified and motivated students to become doctoral researchers in our team. Selected candidates will benefit from close interactions with the Research Training Group on “Transport Across and Into Membranes” (RTG-2202 see: and the Spemann Graduate School of Biology and Medicine (SGBM see:

In brief, our team is interested in the molecular functional details of ammonium transport and ammonium sensing mediated by the ubiquitous integral membrane proteins of the Amt/Mep/Rhesus family. Typically, we isolate and study these proteins in controlled systems using electrophysiology, spectroscopy and various structural techniques. To discuss further details, please contact us!

What we look for:

  • Excellent & recent university degree (MSc Biochemistry, Biology, Biophysics, Chemistry, Molecular Medicine, Pharmacy or related) –  candidates about to obtain such a degree are also welcome to apply
  • A strong background in protein biochemistry or biophysics
  • High motivation and commitment
  • Excellent communication skills in English
  • Interest to participatein graduate school programs

What we offer:

  • 3 - 4 year doctoral salary
  • Exciting research using various state-of-the-art techniques
  • An international collaborative environment
  • Efficient supervision and mentoring
  • An interdisciplinary teaching program including soft skill courses

How to apply:

To submit your application to the Andrade lab, please send your documents (motivation letter, Cv, transcript of studies and the contact of two referees), in English,

Selection procedure:

After a first round based on eligibility criteria, a short list of candidates will be invited for interviews (dates tba).

The position is limited to 3 years. The salary will be determined in accordance with TV-L E13.

We are particularly pleased to receive applications from women for the position advertised here.


Please send your application in English including supporting documents mentioned above citing the reference number 00001746, by 31.05.2022 at the latest. Please send your application to the following address in written or electronic form:

University Freiburg
Institute for Biochemistry
Prof. Dr. Susana Andrade
Albertstraße 21
D-79104 Freiburg

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Susana Andrade on the phone number +49 761 203-8719 or E-Mail

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