Employee with uni­ver­sity degree - salary grade E13 TV-L Ber­liner Hoch­schu­len

Press and Public Information Officer / Refe­rent*in für Presse- und Öffent­lich­keits­ar­beit

The excellence cluster UniSysCat at Technische Universität Berlin invites application for an innovative, creative conceptionist qualified in natural sciences and public relations.

PhD Project in Experimental Biophysics / Biochemistry

Supervised by Prof. Peter Hegemann

The Hector Fellow Academy offers you the opportunity to realize a self-developed research project under supervision Prof. Peter Hegemann. He is one of the Hector Fellows, a community of outstanding professors from different research institutions across Germany working in STEM-subjects, medicine, and psychology.

He is one of the founding fathers of optogenetics, which combines the methods of optics and genetics to create a form of non-invasive stimulation of neurons. His research with photoreceptors of algae has led to the discovery of light-sensitive ion compositions in cells. The protein involved (“channelrhodopsin-2”) enables a precise control of genetically modified cells through light pulses, which leads to a new possibility to treat neuronal illnesses.