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International Max Planck Research School IMPRS “From Molecules to Organisms"

Tübingen International PhD Program in the Biological Sciences

The Tübingen International PhD Program in the Biological Sciences (TIPP) provides future research leaders with comprehensive training that promotes scientific excellence, independence and creativity.

PhD researchers tackle fundamental questions in biological sciences including microbial, algal, plant and animal biology. The approaches used range from biochemistry, cell and developmental biology to evolutionary and ecological genetics, functional genomics and bioinformatics.

Picture 1 – bacteria, Picture 2 – mito scheme, Picture 3 – beetle

We are looking for PhD students (m/f/d) to join the following projects:

The Structural Biochemistry of Meiosis group at the Friedrich Miescher Laboratory use a combination of biochemistry and structural biology to understand molecular mechanisms specific to meiosis.

1.) Molecular mechanisms specific to Meiosis
In this project, you will build on recent work in the lab to understand the molecular organisation of the protein machinery that promotes crossovers during meiosis. You will have the chance to work on both the yeast and mammalian protein complexes, and carry out biochemical, biophysical and structural analyses. For more information and to apply visit our website.

The Department of Integrative Evolutionary Biology has an active research program studying the predatory model nematode Pristionchus pacificus with state-of-the-art facilities in molecular biology, biochemistry, nematode genetics, CRISPR-engineering, genomics, and bioinformatics. Our highly interdisciplinary research team works at the interphase between development, evolution and ecology.

2.) Transgenerational Inheritance in the Nematode Model P. pacificus
A genetic screen for transgenerational inheritance-defective mutants identified a set of epigenetic factors and allows unprecedented studies of the associated molecular and biochemical mechanisms. For more information and to apply visit our website.

3.) The role of sulfatases in P. pacificus
We are currently investigating the importance of sulfatases in phenotypic plasticity and organismal development. For more information and to apply visit our website.

We offer:

  • Excellent facilities (e.g. protein production, cryoEM, genomics)
  • Fully funded research positions. The salary includes all mandatory social insurance contributions for healthcare, unemployment and retirement benefits
  • Tailored support from your advisor and a thesis advisory committee
  • Opportunities to visit international meetings to present your work
  • Core and optional development opportunities to improve your scientific and transferable skills
  • Multicultural environment with English as the working language

Our program is based in Tübingen, a hotspot for science and research in a quaint town in Germany. Tübingen is home to one of Germany’s most prestigious universities. Compact and friendly, with a beautiful medieval town centre, modern Tübingen has a lively, international feel, with cultural and entertainment opportunities to rival larger cities.

International Max Planck Research School IMPRS “From Molecules to Organisms”

Interested?

For more details and information on how to apply go to: https://www.phd.tuebingen.mpg.de/14722/phdprojects

Application deadline: 31 May 2022

Our requirements:

  • An excellent University degree (obtained or pending) at Masters level in the life sciences or a related discipline
  • Skills and knowledge matching your proposed area of doctoral research
  • High motivation and a passion for research
  • Excellent spoken and written English

Who can apply?

Anyone - female or male, any nationality or background - who meets our academic requirements is encouraged to apply.

International Max Planck Research School IMPRS “From Molecules to Organisms”

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