University Medical Center Freiburg

12 PhD positions life sciences and bioinformatics (m/f/d)

University Medical Center Freiburg

Freiburg, Germany

For the start of the next generation of PhD students in September 2023, MeInBio is now accepting applications for

12 PhD positions life sciences and bioinformatics (m/f/d)

MeInBio is a PhD research training group at the University of Freiburg and the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics Freiburg. Funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), MeInBio aims at a dual education in bioinformatics and wet laboratory approaches to explore the spatio-temporal dynamics of gene regulation using high-throughput and high-resolution methods.

We are looking for junior researchers with expertise either in the life sciences (molecular biology and genetics, cell biology, molecular medicine, biochemistry), or in bioinformatics (all fields). Our dual education profile requires a strong interest for training in the respective other field.

We offer:

  • exciting modern research projects in well-equipped laboratories using state-of-the-art technologies (stem, cancer and bacterial cells, single cell and high-throughput sequencing, high-resolution imaging, bioinformatics); details of the projects can be found at
  • tandems between wet laboratory and bioinformatics groups for mutual exchange and low-threshold interdisciplinary communication
  • different model organisms for conceptual learning and scientific exchange
  • professional and efficient supervision secured by a thesis advisory committee
  • regular courses in bioinformatics and wet laboratory techniques
  • additional “soft skills” courses and gatherings of all research training group members for scientific exchange


  • you will pursue your PhD in one of the research projects as described on

  • this will include experimental work in the lab and bioinformatics analysis – the proportion of each depends on the chosen research project
  • you will further attend tranings and courses, as well as gatherings of the research training group members

Candidates should:

  • have an excellent recent university degree in one of the fields mentioned above
  • be passionate about science and highly motivated
  • have a strong affection to acquire both, biological and informatics knowledge
  • be willing to actively participate in gatherings and other activities of the research training group
  • be fluent in written and spoken English

The positions are funded for three years.

For further information on the curriculum, the individual research groups, as well as the application procedure please refer to Only applications made through the SGBM application portal as described on the MeInBio web site will be considered.

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University Medical Center Freiburg

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General information: Salary is assigned according to a pay scale. Unless prevented by operational or legal reasons, full-time positions are generally open to those wishing to job share. Where two candidates are equally suitable for a post, severely disabled candidates are given priority. Employment decisions are made by the Personnel Department.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.