Apply now to do your PhD in computational or experimental biochemistry with a fully funded position. Application deadline: September 15, 2019. Start date: late 2019/ early 2020.
Frank Chan, Friedrich Miescher Laboratory
- Engineering Tn5 transposase for probing DNA and chromatin structure
Felicity Jones, Friedrich Miescher Laboratory
- Chromatin and gene regulation in the context of the environment
Andrei Lupas, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology
- Biochemistry and evolution of the proteasome system in prokaryotes
- Structure and mechanism of transmembrane signal transduction proteins
Boris Macek, Interfaculty Institute for Cell Biology, University of Tübingen
- Proteomic investigation of molecular trade between co-cultured bacterial species
Patrick Müller, Friedrich Miescher Laboratory
- De novo design of protein inhibitors targeting morphogens in development and disease
Thilo Stehle, Interfaculty Institute of Biochemistry, University of Tübingen
- Virus-glycan interactions
- Reaction mechanisms of bacterial glycosyltransferases
Estienne Swart, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology
- Molecular and high throughput investigation of natural, eukaryotic genome editing
John Weir, Friedrich Miescher Laboratory
- CryoEM of meiotic crossover control
Around 50 young scientists are currently working towards their PhD in our program; just over a third come from Germany, the rest from around the world. Twenty-five eminent group leaders provide project supervision, plus expertise and infrastructure across the following traditionally separate fields:
Biochemistry & structural biology
Bioinformatics & computational biology
Molecular & cellular biology
Developmental biology & genetics
Genomics & proteomics
Microbiology and microbiome science
Evolutionary biology & ecology
Our PhD program in the life sciences places special emphasis on interdisciplinary interactions. We want to train the next generation of scientists to study complex biological processes that cannot be adequately understood within the limits of a single discipline. By combining methods and approaches from different scientific fields, our students aim to address topics inaccessible to isolated research areas.
Our program is based in Tuebingen, a hotspot for science and research in southwest Germany. Tuebingen is home to one of Germany’s oldest universities and numerous top-level research institutes. Compact and friendly, with a beautiful medieval town centre, modern Tuebingen has a lively, international feel, with cultural and entertainment opportunities to rival larger cities. For international travel, Stuttgart International Airport is reached in 20 minutes.
Apply online via www.imprs.tuebingen.mpg.de. Deadline for the application September 15, 2019; short-listed candidates will be interviewed during late October - early November.
Who can apply? Anyone - female or male, any nationality or background - who meets our academic requirements is encouraged to apply.