13 PhD positions (m/f/d) biology, physics, engineering, chemistry, biochemistry, medicine, bioinformatics, biotechnology, modeling, image analysis or any other relevant field

The Research Training Group "Mechanobiology in Epithelial 3D Tissue Constructs" (MEƎT), which is funded by the German Research Council (DFG), provides a state-of- the-art research and training environment for highly motivated PhD candidates. 

MEƎT is coordinated by RWTH Aachen University (speaker Rudolf  Leube). It integrates an interdisciplinary consortium of cell biologists, biophysicists and bioengineers investigating the mechanisms that influence the properties and formation of epithelial tissues. This basic research is aimed at contributing to the development of complex tissue constructs for studying, understanding, and treating human diseases.

Activities and responsibilities

The Research Training Group will provide in-depth expertise in cell biology, biophysics, and mathematical modelling of epithelial tissues, foster the spirit of transdisciplinary collaboration, and offer hands-on training in cutting-edge techniques of mechanobiology, tissue engineering, and high resolution microscopy. A coherent, though flexible curriculum will build a solid foundation in the core concepts and key questions of mechanobiology. Combined with innovative qualification elements, professional skill development, international network building,  and - most importantly - the opportunity to conduct independent research in a nurturing environment, MEƎT aims to train scientists in the field of mechanobiology for competing at the highest international level. For further information see https://me3t.rwth-aachen.de/positions.html 

Qualification profile

Given the transdisciplinary character of the Research Training Group, candidates from diverse background including all, but not limited to life sciences should apply.
Successful applicants should have an excellent Master's degree (or equivalent) in biology, physics, engineering, chemistry, biochemistry, medicine,  bioinformatics, biotechnology, modeling, image analysis or any other relevant field). Fluency in English is required.


Starting July 1, 2019. The positions are project-related offered on a contract for three years. The salary corresponds to level 13 TV-L. The successful candidate has the opportunity to pursue a doctoral degree.

The RWTH Aachen University is certified as a family-friendly university and offers a dual career program for partner hiring. We particularly welcome and encourage applications from women, disabled people and ethnic minority groups, recognizing they are underrepresented across RWTH AachenUniversity. The principles of fair and open competition apply and appointments wili be made on merit.

Send application to

Please submit your application (code-no: GB-P-15894) until March, 31, 2019 electronically at: https://me3t.rwth-aachen.de/application.html

While applying for the job please refer to jobvector and use the following reference number: GB-P15894

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