PhD Student

Biology of polyploidy: chromosomal instability, cell size control and more

We are looking for two PhD candidates interested in molecular cell biology to join our group at the new Rhine-Palatine Technical University - Campus Kaiserslautern. The project focuses on understand the effects of whole genome doubling on physiology of human cells. We use cutting edge cell biology and molecular genetics methods to understand how doubling of the genome increases chromosomal instability, changes cellular protein content, checkpoint regulation, etc., and how these features contribute to cancer.‍ For more details on research focus, see our recent publications (Yahya et al, Nat Comms 2022; Prasad et al, Cancer Res 2022; Gemble et al, Nature 2022; Bernhard, Cell Oncol. 2022; Cohen-Sharir et al, Nature 2021).

The position is for three years, fully funded by Deutsche Krebshilfe (German Cancer Aid), with the possibility of research stays in collaborating laboratories. Our international, dynamic team values independence, diversity, and a collaborative environment.


  • Master's or diploma degree in medical or life sciences (biology, biochemistry or a related discipline).
  • Basic experience with techniques of molecular biology and interests in cell culture, protein analysis and molecular genetics.
  • Interest in bioinformatics and positive attitude to omics analysis.
  • Communication skills in English, spoken and written.
  • Motivation, enthusiasm and responsibility.


  • Interactive and supportive research group
  • Ambitious working environment
  • Campus with modern state-of-the-art infrastructure
  • JobTicket
  • Doctoral student payment including social benefits
  • Flexible working hours
  • Comprehensive training and mentoring program 

How to apply

If you are interested, please send us your CV, motivation letter, recent transcript and two contacts as a reference to Zuzana Storchova,
storchova[at], with the subject line of your email Polyploidy_2023. The position will be open for applications until filled.