We are always seeking smart, motivated and ambitious new colleagues to join our group. One of the goals of this lab is to conciliate knowledge and techniques of classical developmental biology in combination with very recent advances of stem cell biology. We strive to recruit a diverse group of people with international, multicultural background because we believe this fosters a rich environment of creativity, that stimulates exciting ideas and is beneficial to promotes good science. If you are interested in joining our group please read on and don’t hesitate to contact us straight away.
If you are looking for a postdoctoral position please send an e-mail to Sebastian Arnold with a cover letter including information on your past work, your current research interests and your motivation for the application. Please enclose your CV and possible references. To be considered, we expect that you have previously published in international journals. It is beneficial but not certainly not required if you have a reasonable chance of getting a fellowship to support your stay in our lab in Freiburg.
Physician scientists (M.D./Ph.D.)
Highly motivated and qualified medical doctors (M.D.) may pursue an academic career by combining scientific work in our lab with clinical training in the Department of Nephrology. You will work in the lab and participate in a well-organized clinical curriculum to guarantee the best scientific and clinical training possible. Interested individuals may participate in a newly established M.D.-Ph.D. program of the Collaborative Research Centre 850. After a six-year training period, the candidate should be board-certified in both Internal Medicine and Nephrology, and either continue in the department as a junior faculty member, pursuing independent research, or seek additional qualifications in collaborating laboratories or hospitals, in Germany or abroad. The typical applicant has successfully finished a doctoral thesis in a basic science laboratory, and wants to combine state-of-the-art research in basic sciences with excellent clinical training. Applications should be directed to Sebastian Arnold.
Our department is not only dedicated to research, but is equally committed to teaching and training. We view the training of graduate students of all branches of life sciences as a great opportunity to convey our excitement for research. To provide every student with a concise and efficient training experience, we offer a biannual workshop that combines an overview in molecular biology techniques with “hands-on” training in the lab. Over a two-week training period, all students starting their doctoral thesis in our laboratory will learn the basic standard techniques, and obtain a theoretical framework to understand the ongoing research in the laboratory. If you are looking for a graduate student position and you are not in Freiburg already, you can apply to one of the graduate programs at the University of Freiburg. More information about this process can be found by following these links (SGBM, GRK, ….). If you are a Freiburg graduate student (SGBM or GRK, ….) and you are interested in joining our lab, please email and we can set up a time to meet. If you would like to apply directly to the lab, send me an email to learn more about open positions.
Medical thesis (Doktorarbeit), Diploma in Molecular Medicine/Biolog
Our department is not only dedicated to research, but is equally committed to teaching and training. We view the medical doctoral thesis and the diploma thesis for students of Molecular Medicine or Biology as a great opportunity, to convey our excitement for research to students.
To provide every student with a concise and efficient training experience, we offer a biannual workshop that combines an overview in molecular biology with “hands-on” training in the lab. Over a two-week training period, all students starting with their doctoral or diploma thesis in our laboratory will learn the basic standard techniques, and obtain a theoretical framework to understand the ongoing research in the laboratory. PhD students of the Spemann Graduate School of Biology and Medicine will participate in this workshop and contribute to lively discussions.
The typical medical thesis requires around eight months of experimental work at the bench. The work will be closely supervised by an experienced postdoc or group leader. To ensure that the work can be successfully completed, we assign clearly defined projects. All methods are established in the lab. Students often voice their interest to continue with some part-time research after the completion of their thesis. We therefore hire interested students as “Studentische Hilfskräfte (Hiwis)”, and appreciate their contribution to the ongoing research projects. Several students have performed guest rotations in other laboratories in Germany or abroad (Harvard, Johns Hopkins University, …). These activities are supported by either stipends or departmental funds, and provide additional learning experience both on a personal and scientific level.
Technicians – MTA, BTA, CTA
The research technicians in our laboratory work closely together with group leaders, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students. If you are interested to work in a friendly team, you like the challenge of learning new techniques, and you like to think and work independently, please apply. You will find a great group of highly motivated colleagues that organize weekly meetings to advance their theoretical knowledge and trouble-shoot lab problems.
Send me an e-mail to learn more about open positions. Applications in German and English are welcome.
Bewerbungen auf Deutsch und Englisch sind willkommen. Bitte schicken Sie zunächst eine E-Mail, um die Verfügbarkeit von offenen Stellen zu klären.
Undergraduate students – Hiwi
If you are an undergraduate student in Freiburg, please send me an email with your prior experience and your transcript (unofficial is fine) and we can arrange to meet or talk on the phone. If you are an undergraduate student anywhere else please be aware that we probably can’t pay you. If you would like to volunteer send me an e-mail with your experience and your transcript (unofficial is fine) and we can arrange to meet or talk on the phone.
Hiwis. Wer Interesse hat in einem netten Team Laborarbeiten zu erledigen (Molekular- und Entwicklungsbiologie), dabei noch etwas zu lernen, und das nicht umsonst, soll sich bitte per e-mail an Sebastian Arnold. wenden. Dies ist ebenfalls eine gute Gelegenheit das Labor kennenzulernen.
Applications in English or German are welcome – Sebastian Arnold.