Doctorates in natural sciences


Head of Institute:
Prof. Dr. med. Klaus Überla

GRK2504 offers 15 positions for doctoral candidates (Dr. rer. nat.) that are available from 01.10.2019. The positions (TV-L E13/65%) include the 3-year training programme and experimental work on one of the described research projects (except B7).

We are looking for highly motivated graduate students holding an excellent master’s degree in life sciences, preferentially with experience in immunology and infectious diseases. Enthusiasm for the research topics, a strong interest in translational aspects, and an intrinsic motivation for the training programme are expected.


Please submit your application including the following documents to

  1. GRK2504 application form, completely filled
  2. your application document as single PDF file (lastname_firstname.pdf) including

    • Cover letter / letter of motivation
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Transcript of records
    • Summary of research experience and/or master thesis
    • List of publications (if applicable)
    • Two letters of reference or phone numbers and e-mail addresses of two individuals that agreed to serve as referees

This call is open until all positions are filled. However, if you wish to participate in the first recruitment colloquium, please submit your application by Friday 05.07.2019. Candidates will be selected and invited within the following week.

The first recruitment colloquium will take place on Tuesday 16.07.2019, additional individual interviews will be scheduled for Monday-Wednesday, 15.-17.07.2019.

For selected candidates unable to attend the recruitment colloquium, online interviews with the steering committee and the sponsoring researchers will be scheduled individually in July/August 2019.

If required, a second recruitment colloquium will be arranged in September/October 2019.

Prof. Dr. med. Klaus Überla
phone: +49 9131 85-23563
fax: +49 9131 85-22101
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PD Dr. med. Brigitte Biesinger-Zwosta
phone: +49 9131 85-26447
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