7 PhD positions in infection biology, immunology and evolutionary pathogenomics

1857 PhD positions in infection biology, immunology and evolutionary pathogenomics


The International Max Planck Research School for Infectious Diseases and Immunology (IMPRS-IDI) is recruiting up to 7 PhD students at the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology and the Charité University in Berlin. For more information, please go to https://www.mpiib-berlin.mpg.de/graduate_program/general_information


We offer:

  • outstanding research and training opportunities with access to state-of-the-art facilities
  • an excellent scientific network - our faculty members are internationally recognized scientists affiliated with renowned research institutes and universities in Berlin and around the world
  • a prestigious graduate school program with flexible curriculum structure and training courses and lectures on scientific topics as well as technical and complementary skills
  • a stimulating international and multi-disciplinary research environment on a thriving campus in the heart of Berlin 


The following PhD projects are available and will start between December 2020 and throughout the year 2021:

  • In vivo imaging and manipulation of the tuberculous granuloma (Cronan lab)
  • Deciphering mechanisms of polymicrobial synergy using Drosophila melanogasteras a model (Iatsenko lab)
  • Deep evolutionary history of microbial pathogens using ancient DNA (Key lab)
  • Within person evolution of infectious pathogens during disease (Key lab)
  • The role of endosome positioning in Toll-like receptor signaling (Majer lab)
  • The molecular mechanisms driving adaptive properties of innate lymphocytes (NK cells) (Romagnani lab)
  • Mechanisms of Neutrophil Extracellular Trap formation (Zychlinsky lab)


We are looking for:

  • creative, highly motivated and talented candidates of all nationalities who are truly committed to research
  • candidates with a strong background in biophysics, biochemistry, molecular and cell biology, infection biology, immunology, microbiology, genetics, evolutionary biology, bioinformatics, computer science – please see the project descriptions on our website for particular skill requirements
  • applicants must have an excellent M.Sc. or equivalent degree 


Interested in joining us? 

To apply, please submit your application via our online application platform:https://s-lotus.gwdg.de/mpg/mbib/zibi_gs_2020.nsf/registration until May 24th2020.

For more informationon the projects and application process, please go to: https://www.mpiib-berlin.mpg.de/1946825/research-projects

Contact: stressmann@mpiib-berlin.mpg.de



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