PhD Positions at Research Training Group GRK1721, LMU München

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PhD student positions (TV-L E13, 65%): GRK1721 in Munich

The Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München is one of the leading research universities in Europe. The University is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in research and teaching.

The interdisciplinary and interfaculty DFG Research Training Group 1721 offers positions to pursue doctoral projects in the areas of structural protein science, advanced imaging methods and structure-function-system analysis of macromolecular complexes.
The GRK1721 is a unique and competitive training and research network to study structure and mechanisms of “complex macromolecular systems” in genome biology. GRK1721 integrates state of the art structural and functional biology approaches with an emphasis on the further development of structural biology “hybrid methods”. We offer challenging and interdisciplinary PhD projects and an innovative credit based training and mentoring program in the following research areas:
Cryo-electron microscopy, x-ray crystallography, structural and cellular biochemistry, structural proteomics, hybrid methods, single-molecule analysis, chemical and synthetic biology, cell biology, super-resolution microscopy, solid-state NMR, biophysical chemistry
Applicants to the PhD program are required to hold a German university Diploma or Master's degree in biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, biophysics, biotechnology or in a related discipline. If you do not possess a German university Diploma, your Master's degree must be such that it can be regarded as equivalent to a German Diploma.
All courses, lectures and seminars at the GRK1721 are held in English. Thus, selected candidates have to be fluent in written and spoken English (proof required).
Please send your complete applications in English as a single PDF (CV, motivation statement and research experience, record of study, certificates and contact information of two referees) to The University of Munich is an equal opportunity employer. Handicapped candidates with equal qualifications will be given preference.
Deadline for application is 15 July 2016.
Further information is available on the GRK1721 website:

Contact detail

How to apply:
Please send your compete applications in English as a single PDF as Email
Send application to
Dr. Petra Runge-Wollmann
Feodor-Lynen-Str. 25
81377 Munich

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Working hours
Contract duration
Type of job
PhD Project
Work experience
job experience is not required
Germany (Bayern)
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81377 München
Area of expertise
Biology & Life Sciences, Chemistry

About Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

The DFG research training group 1721 (Integrated Analysis of Macromolecular Complexes and Hybrid Methods in Genome Biology) offers a unique and competitive training and research network at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich to study structure and mechanisms of “complex macromolecular systems”. GRK1721 integrates state of the art structural and functional biology...

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