PhD position in Microbiology

The Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology is a research institute of the Max Planck Society. It was founded in 1992 in the State of Bremen and employs around 200 staff members. In close collaboration with numerous university and non-university research institutions, we explore the diversity and function of microorganisms in the ocean and their interactions with their environment. Scientists from all over the world, engineers, technicians and administrative staff together make an important contribution to global marine and environmental research.

Activities and responsibilities

We seek to fill a
PhD position in Microbiology

The project focusses on the characterization of predatory bacteria in methanogenic communities. The project aims at the isolation of anaerobic bacteria, their visualization and the physiological description including –omic datasets.

Qualification profile

A Master of Science in Microbiology, Biology or a related area (biochemistry, biophysics, bioinformatics) is a prerequisite for this position.


We offer a 3 year full-time appointment. The salary is according to the German system for public employees (E 13 TVöD 65 % ).

The Max Planck Society is committed to employing more disabled individuals and especially encourages them to apply. The Max Planck Society strives for gender and diversity equality.

Are you interested?

Send application to

The deadline is 28.06.2019. Applications for this position will only be accepted via our online application portal . Informal enquiries about the project can be addressed by email to Prof. Dr. Jens Harder (

We are looking forward to your application!

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