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We are committed to build and extend the mechanobiology community beyond the graduate school. To do this, we encourage

  • everybody to subscribe to our mailing list of ongoing events (guest lectures, meetings) via the administration team
  • everybody to follow us on social media (
  • independent researchers, postdocs, and doctoral researchers to become affiliates by formal application (letter of motivation, CV) to the steering committee
  • undergraduates to apply for participation in our curricular activities by letter of motivation to the steering committee

We would also like to encourage any qualified student interested in a dissertation to submit an unsolicited application (full CV, relevant references/certificates, letter of motivation) at any time as there are always open positions available within the consortium that are financed through other sources


Postdoc position (f/m/d) - Cell Biology

Institute of Molecular and Cellular Anatomy (MOCA)
Uniklinik RWTH Aachen

The Institute of Molecular and Cellular Anatomy (MOCA) offers a Postdoc position (f/m/d).

The position can be filled as soon as possible within the framework of the Act on Fixed-Term Employment Contracts in Academia (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz) for three years. A "Habilitation" should be aspired.

The Institute of Molecular and Cellular Anatomy (MOCA) combines expertise in macroscopic and microscopic anatomy. It is dedicated to interdisciplinary approaches in teaching and research. MOCA is a major partner in the innovative medical curriculum at Uniklinik RWTH Aachen. Lectures and laboratory instruction in the areas of developmental, cell and molecular biology are part of its general educational commitment in the life sciences. As lead beneficiary MOCA coordinates the Research Training Group 2415 "Mechanobiology in Epithelial 3D Tissue Constructs" (MEƎT;, which is funded by the German Research Council (DFG).
MOCA's research deals with the cytoskeleton as an integrator of cell and tissue function ( A focus is on the use of high-resolution microscopy in vital cells, tissues and organisms.

Your tasks
You will take part in the teaching and research activities at MOCA. This includes participation in all curricular commitments in cell biology, microscopical anatomy and gross anatomy. Active engagement in one of the major research areas at MOCA is expected. Application for research funds is strongly encouraged.

Your profile

Successfully completed PhD thesis in the life sciences
Strong background in cell biology
Experience in high-resolution microscopy and digital image analysis High motivation for interdisciplinary research
Teaching experience
If you are interested, please send a short motivational letter, CV and transcripts.