PhD Positions in Microbiology • Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology • Marburg

PhD Positions in Microbiology • Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology • Marburg, Germany.

Open Positions 10
Time Span 01 May 2021 for 3 years
Application Deadline 31 Jan 2021
Financing yes
Type of Position
  • PhD – Individual Supervisor
  • PhD – Doctoral Programme
Field of Research
  • Mathematics / Natural Sciences
Subjects Microbiology
Description We invite highly qualified and motivated students with a strong interest in microbiology who hold Master degree or equivalent in biology, biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, microbiology, bioinformatics, chemistry, physics or in another relevant field, to submit their applications to our online portal.

IMPRS Principles of Microbial Life in Marburg is a joint initiative of the University of Marburg, Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology and the LOEWE Centre for Synthetic Microbiology (SYNMIKRO). More than 35 internationally renowned group leaders are participating in the programme, which offers fully-funded PhD projects in the following research areas:

Cellular Organisation & Architecture
Physiology & Metabolism
Microbial Communities & Interactions
Signal Transduction & Information Processing

The three-year PhD programme provides interdisciplinary training in a vibrant, international scientific community and access to state-of-the-art research facilities, equipping our students with expertise and opportunities to embark on their own scientific journey. A cutting-edge PhD project is complemented by seminars and lectures, scientific and transferable skill workshops, as well as international conferences and retreats.

The closing date for the application is January 31, 2021. Accepted candidates may start their PhD projects already in the summer, but no later than October 2021.

For more information, visit our website:
and apply directly via the online application system:

Working Language
  • English
Language of Dissertation
  • English
Required Documents
  • CV
  • Reports, certificates
  • Transcripts
  • Letter of Motivation
  • Research Proposal
  • List of Publication
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