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Doctoral Positions in the Fields of Epigenetics, Metabolism, Biophysics, Cell Biology, Proteomics

Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics (MPI-IE)
Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden-Württemberg (DE)
Closing date
21 Jun 2024

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Chemistry, Life Science, Physics
Job Type
PhD Position
Employment - Hours
Full time
Fixed term

The Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics (MPI-IE) in Freiburg, Germany, is an inter­disciplinary research institution that conducts basic research in two key areas of modern biology: im­mu­no­biology and epi­genetics. Central questions address the molecular basis of cell type identities, as they are regulated during immune cell differen­tiation, metabolic response, and epigenetic chromatin adaptation.

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Doctoral Positions at the International Max Planck Research School

The “International Max Planck Research School” (IMPRS-IEM) of the Max Planck Institute of Immuno­biology and Epigenetics is looking for talented and motivated students with a passion for science, as­pir­ing to work towards a doctoral degree in the fields of

Epigenetics, Metabolism, Biophysics, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Functional Genomics, Bioinformatics, and Proteomics


  • M.Sc., M.Res., diploma, or an equivalent degree in biology, biomedicine, chemistry, physics, or related science, to be obtained latest by the start of the program in January 2025
  • Practical experience in the lab working with scientific projects
  • Excellent English language skills and the desire to work in a dynamic international team

The IMPRS-IEM doctoral program is organized by the Max Planck Institute of Immuno­biology and Epi­genetics and the Uni­versity of Freiburg. Our scientists are inter­nationally renowned experts in their fields, and you will have a chance to profit from their expertise. You will also have an oppor­tunity to interact with high-profile inter­national speakers hosted by our faculty and build up your scien­tific network by attending local and inter­national conferences.

  • Stimulating English language program in an international research environment
  • Access to state-of-the-art core facilities
  • Laboratory rotations to introduce you to our scientific environment
  • Intensive individualized mentoring
  • Structured training with a flexible curriculum to complement your project
  • Good public transport connections and subsidy for job ticket
  • Family-friendly offers (affiliated day care center at the institute, parent-child room, breastfeeding room)

We value and promote diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunities, so we welcome appli­cations from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from severely disabled people. We would also like to increase the proportion of women in areas where they are underrepresented and therefore ex­pressly encourage women to apply.

Have we piqued your interest?

You can find more information about the program and how to apply on our website:

Application deadline: June 21, 2024

Max Planck Institute for Immunobiology and Epigenetics
HR Department
Stübeweg 51
79108 Freiburg


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