Pharmaceutical Biology

PhD positions in Pharmaceutical Biology

The Department for Pharmaceutical Biology at the University of Tübingen seeks highly motivated PhD students to study bioactive compounds from bacterial sources. The positions are third-party funded for a minimum of 3 years and can be filled immediately.

Our work deals with the discovery, biosynthesis, engineering and physiological function of natural products with anti-infective properties. Therefore, we apply a diverse set of methods from the toolboxes of synthetic biology, biochemistry, molecular biology and natural product chemistry. In Tübingen, we are part of an internationally renowned research cluster dedicated to bacteria and their secondary metabolites.

We seek graduates from Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy or closely related disciplines who are enthusiastic about science and are eager to explore the Biology/Chemistry interface in bacteria. Skills in molecular biology, microbiology, and/or biochemistry are advantageous but not mandatory. Interested students should submit their application documents (CV, motivation letter, 2 references, examination certificates and grade transcripts) as a single PDF file via email to: leonard.kaysserspam Please include a publication list and summaries of master, bachelor thesis or student research projects if available.

Equal opportunities are an integral part of our personnel policy, we therefore particularly encourage qualified women to apply. Disabled persons with otherwise equal qualifications are given priority.

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Application deadline is August 31, 2019


Masterarbeiten können in unseren Arbeitskreisen (Groß / Gust / Kaysser) zur Zeit auf folgenden Gebieten begonnen werden:

Im Arbeitskreis Heide können Masterarbeiten begonnen werden auf dem Gebiet:

Vor allem Pharmazeuten, Biochemiker, Biologen und (Lebensmittel-) Chemiker sind als Masterstudenten willkommen. Sie sollten Engagement, großes Interesse an Forschung und Lehre sowie Spaß an Teamarbeit mitbringen.


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Pharmazeutische Biologie
Universität Tübingen
Auf der Morgenstelle 8
72076 Tübingen