Advancing Epigenetics Towards Systems Biology

10 PhD Positions in Molecular Biology, Biophysics and Bioinformatics

Institute of Molecular Biology


The IPP Mainz winter call 2018/2019 is open

The Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB) in Mainz is a young research centre with a clear focus on excellence, cooperating with research groups at Mainz University and its University Medical Center. The International PhD Programme on "Epigenetics, Gene Regulation & Genome Stability" coordinated at IMB has been generously funded by the Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation, a charity with a long tradition in promoting outstanding research in medicine, biology, chemistry and pharmaceutical science. Continuation of the very successful programme is guaranteed by IMB, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz and its University Medical Centre. We give talented and enthusiastic students the opportunity to undertake PhD research at the cutting edge of modern biology and related fields. Depending on the topic, also applications of physicists, mathematicians and computer scientists with interdisciplinary interests and experiences are welcome.

Up to 10 fully funded positions can be filled in the fields of:

  • Genome stability & DNA repair
  • Epigenetics & Gene regulation
  • Computational biology & omics
  • Biophysics & Microscopy

We offer

  • The possibility to work on a cutting-edge project using state-of-the-art technology in a highly motivated research team
  • A stimulating, diverse and international research environment
  • Advanced training opportunities
  • Competitive remuneration

Required Qualifications

  • Master or Diploma
  • Motivation to solve complex scientific problems
  • Excellent communication skills
    Further requirement:
  • 2 letters of reference


Duration of stipend/salary: 3 years, with the possibility of extension

Application details

Please apply exclusively via our online form at:

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Starting date: 1st March 2019
Deadline for applications: 12th November 2018