Job in Germany in Life Sciences and PhD Program in Freiburg University

Date limite : 29 févr. 2020

Organisation à but non lucratif: University of Freiburg

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Niveau d'études: Troisième cycle

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Job in Germany in Life Sciences and PhD Program in Freiburg University

Freiburg University is offering a Job opportunity and PhD program research training group at the University of Freiburg and the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics Freiburg. It aims at a dual education in bioinformatics and wet laboratory methods to explore the Spatio-temporal dynamics of gene regulation using high-throughput and high-resolution methods.

They are looking for junior researchers with expertise either in life sciences (molecular biology, cell biology, molecular medicine, biochemistry) or in bioinformatics/ informatics/ statistics. Our dual education profile requires a strong interest in training in the respective fields.


  1. Exciting modern research projects in well-equipped laboratories using state-of-the-art technologies (stem, cancer and prokaryotic cells, single-cell and high-throughput sequencing, high-resolution imaging, bioinformatics)
  2. Tandems between wet laboratory and bioinformatics groups with an extended stay in the lab of the respective other fields
  3. Different model organisms for conceptual learning and scientific exchange
  4. Professional and efficient supervision secured by a thesis advisory committee
  5. Regular courses in bioinformatics and wet laboratory techniques
  6. Additional “soft skills” courses and gatherings of all research training group members for scientific exchange

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Have an excellent recent university degree in one of the fields mentioned above
  • Be passionate about science and highly motivated
  • Have a strong affection to acquire both, biological and informatics knowledge
  • Be fluent in written and spoken English


  • Biostatistics
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology
  • Biology
  • Molecular Medicine

Selection procedure:

  • The group leaders prescreen the complete applications and assemble a shortlist of candidates who will be invited for interviews in Freiburg.
  • This will happen in March 2020.
  • The interviews will be held at the beginning of May 2020. Travel expenses for interviews will be covered by MeInBio.
  • During the two interview days, each candidate has one interview (30 min/interview) in English with the principal investigator they applied to, as well as a tandem interview with 2 independent members of the selection committee (30 min).
  • In addition, candidates present their previous research work to the selection committee.
  • This is a 7-min presentation (blackboard, no Powerpoint!) followed by a 5-min question round.
  • The final selection of the candidates is based on the results of the interviews and the presentation to the selection committee.

Required Documents:

Documents you will need for the application:

  1. Motivation letter - very important: why do you want to join this program?
  2. Description of research interest
  3. Thesis abstract Bachelor thesis
  4. Thesis abstract Master thesis 
  5. Master certificate
  6. Bachelor certificate
  7. Study grades (transcript of records)
  8. 2 reference letters 
  9. English test (TOEFL, GRE, or similar) optional

About The Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg:

The Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg is one of the most renowned and attractive universities in Europe. Here you will be working for research and education on the highest level. with a long tradition of teaching the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. The university is made up of 11 faculties and attracts students from across Germany as well as from over 120 other countries. Foreign students constitute about 18.2% of total student numbers.

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