Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres

A three-year structured PhD program

Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research

Braunschweig, Germany

Helmholtz International Graduate School for Infection Research (GS-FIRE)

A three-year structured PhD program

Doctoral researchers will have the unique opportunity to undertake the doctoral project within a stimulating atmosphere within the interdisciplinary field of infection research. Working on a three-year research project doctoral researchers can select lectures and seminars, laboratory and soft-skills courses, join congresses, symposia and summer schools. The program is well supported by an intense network of doctoral researchers and supervisors. The three-year program is taught in English.

For information about the PhD program please visit: www.hzigradschool.de
Research projects are on the following research topics:

Cellular and Molecular Immunology, Immunotherapy, Epigenetics, Virus Infection, Structural Biology, Bacterial Biofilms, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Light and Electron Microscopy, Genome and Transcriptome Profiling, Quorum Sensing, Pseudomonas Quinolone Signal, Image Analysis, Antimicrobial Pharmacodynamics.

We expect

  • Highly motivated applicants
  • An above-average Master´s degree (or equivalent)
  • High interest in at least one of the above indicated research fields
  • Extensive laboratory experience
  • Good written and spoken English skills
  • Intercultural communication skills


For further information on the announced doctoral research projects, please contact the responsible supervisor. The projects and supervisors are listed in the online application form.

Deadline for Application

  • May 31st, 2019

The HZI supports a gender balance. With equal professional qualification, severely disabled persons will be prioritized.

Details about the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research can be found on our website: www.helmholtz-hzi.de

Please apply via recruiter’s website.