Doctoral Positions (Doktorandenstellen) – DFG Research Training Group GRK1708/2

The University Tübingen, DFG Research Training Group (GRK) 1708/2 „Molecular Principles of Bacterial Survival Strategies“ calls for applications for
                                        Doctoral Positions (Doktorandenstellen)
The Research Training Group focuses on the investigation of bacterial acclimation mechanisms that enable bacterial survival under challenging environmental cues.  This question is of fundamental importance for the spread of bacterial populations in natural environments as well as for infection dissemination.  Of particular interest are adaptation processes at the level of primary and secondary metabolism.
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Starting on October 1st. 2016, four positions are offered for 3 years (salary up to 65% TV-L13). We are looking for excellent candidates with a strong background in molecular biology, microbiology, chemical biology or biochemistry and a successful top-level Master graduation. High motivation, creativity and enthusiasm in experimental work is expected, as well as a spirit of self-responsibility.
The Research Training Group offers an outstanding international research environment involving leading scientists from different life-science institutes with state of the art facilities for excellent research. In addition, an accompanying qualification program provides opportunities for the development of surplus skills, including personal and scientific training.  
The university strives to increase the share of women and hence strongly encourages women to apply. Applicants with disabilities who are equally qualified will be favored.
For candidates outside Europe, at least rudimental German language skills are recommended.
Applicants with alternative sources of funding are welcome.


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Applicants should send their applications (detailed CV and short motivation letter) as single pdf (max. 2 MB) with two contact address for references until August 30 to the office of the research training group:

Job profile

Working hours
Contract duration
Type of job
PhD Project
Work experience
job experience is not required
Germany (Baden-Württemberg)
Working place
72076 Tübingen
Area of expertise
Biology & Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Geo Sciences

About Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

RTG 1708 Molecular principles of bacterial survival strategies The research training group “Molecular principles of bacterial survival strategies” was granted by the DFG in 2011 and launched in April 2012. It addresses the question, how bacteria maintain viability in adverse environments. Exponential growth by bacteria occurs only under optimal conditions for a limited...

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