Institute of Molecular Biology gGmbH (IMB)

15 PhD Positions in Molecular Biology and related fields

Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB)

Mainz, Germany

The IPP Mainz summer call 2019 is open.

Thinking of doing your PhD in Molecular Biology? The International PhD Programme (IPP) on “Epigenetics, Gene Regulation & Genome Stability” is offering talented, young scientists the chance to work at the cutting edge of research. The IPP has a community of exceptional scientists working on diverse topics. These range from how organisms age or how our DNA is repaired, to how epigenetics regulates cellular identity or neural memory. This means that no matter where your PhD project takes you, there is always someone to go to for advice or collaborations.

As part of the IPP, you will be given advanced training, covering skills needed for both research and industry. Access to our state-of-the-art Core Facilities and their technical expertise ensures that you are supported no matter how challenging or expansive your project becomes. Importantly, as an IPP student, you are offered a fully funded position with financing until the completion of your thesis. To help you integrate and settle in Mainz, IPP students organise and run a lively social programme with activities to suit everyone.

The IPP is coordinated by the Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB) —a modern research centre located on the bustling campus of Mainz University in Germany. The IPP currently has over 120 energetic students from 30 countries working on innovative research at IMB, Mainz University and its University Medical Centre.

Are you an ambitious, young scientist looking to push the boundaries of science while interacting with colleagues from multiple disciplines and cultures? Then the IPP is your opportunity to give your scientific career a flying start!

At least 15 fully funded positions can be filled in the fields of:

  • Genome stability & DNA repair
  • Epigenetics & gene regulation
  • Computational biology & omics
  • Synthetic biology & nanoscopy

We offer

  • The possibility to work on exciting, multidisciplinary projects using state-of-the-art technology in highly motivated research teams
  • To be part of a lively and international community of about 120 IPP students from 30 countries
  • Numerous opportunities for advanced professional training in scientific knowledge, techniques and professional skills
  • Fully funded positions until completion of thesis

Required qualifications

  • Master or equivalent
  • Motivation to work at the forefront of science
  • Interactive personality & good command of English

Further requirement:

  • 2 letters of reference

Starting date: 1 August 2019 – 1 February 2020
Duration of stipend/salary: 3 years, with the possibility of extension
Deadline for registration (exclusively online via web form): 22 May 2019

Projects are offered in the field of:

  • Telomere dynamics, genome stability and RNA processing (Peter Baumann)
  • Global investigations of gene regulation (Falk Butter)
  • Molecular Hepatocarcinogenesis (Monika Hartmann / Jens Marquardt)
  • Repair and adverse outcomes of damage in transcribed DNA (Andriy Khobta)
  • Epigenetic Dependencies in Leukemia (Michael Kühn)
  • Synthetic/chemical biology approaches to study multifunctionality of IDPs (Edward Lemke)
  • Radiation Biology and DNA Repair (Markus Löbrich)
  • DNA demethylation and non-coding RNA in stem cells and neural memory (Christof Niehrs)
  • Dissecting mechanisms of tumorigenic chromosome translocations (Vassilis Roukos)
  • Regulatory T Cells (Tim Sparwasser)
  • Signalling functions of polyubiquitin chains (Helle Ulrich)
  • The role of IL-17 signalling in autoimmunity (Ari Waisman)

For details on the projects offered in this call, please visit our website.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: NJ-C17