4 doctoral researcher (m/f/n) positions in Protease Research in Freiburg and Heidelberg

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The DFG Research Training Group (Graduiertenkolleg) 2606 „ProthPath“ offers

4 doctoral researcher (m/f/n) positions in Protease Research in Freiburg and Heidelberg with a 3-year contract duration (Salary scheme E13 TV-L; 65%).

The Research Training Group 2606 entitled Understanding Protease Functions in Cellular Pathways through Discovery and Analysis of Protease Substrates (ProtPath) is a German Research Foundation (DFG)-funded doctoral program for research concerning proteases, their substrates and their functions in biology and medicine. Biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, and proteomics are the key methodologies of our research endeavor.

We have formed an excellent scientific network integrating projects located on internationally renowned research institutes and departments of Freiburg University and its Medical Center. Our mission is to support the fully funded PhD work of early stage researchers that have completed their undergraduate training in a life science subject. We aim to develop motivated, responsible, and scientifically independent researchers fit for the postdoctoral job market in academia, biotech, and industry.

Currently, positions are available for the following projects:

P2: Dr. Ruth Geiss-Friedlander

P6: Prof. Claudine Kraft

P9: Prof. Thomas Reinheckel

P11: Prof. Nora Vögtle, Heidelberg

Applicant requirements

We are looking for highly motivated doctoral candidates in the life sciences of all nationalities who are strongly committed to basic and translational research. A Master of Science degree is required to enter the program.

If you want to join us, check for individual project descriptions, how-to-apply, and learn more about GRK 2606 on:


Application deadline: April 30th, 2023

Flexible starting times are possible between summer and autumn 2023.

To apply, please use the application tool of the Spemann Graduate School of Biology and Medicine (SGBM). You have to first register here to create an account and access the application form. Please make sure to select „ProtPath“ in the “Select Track” drop down menu.

The information that you enter in the various fields of the application form is NOT saved automatically. You need to save your progress before logging out. To continue with the application at a later time point, you have to re-enter your login data, click on “SGBM menu” and “My Application” to access again your application form.

Relevant documents can be uploaded. Kindly make sure that the documents you upload are not secured or protected, otherwise they will not be processed correctly by the system. Also, if you copy/paste texts into the fields (e.g. thesis abstract), make sure you paste unformatted text.

Once you have filled out all relevant and required fields, you will need to press the submit button to complete the application process. Please note that you will NOT receive a confirmation email. When you press the submit button, an automatic email will be sent to your referees, inviting them to submit their reference online by clicking on a link. You will be able to check whether they have submitted their references in the “My Application” menu.

Dr. Susanne Elfert, Institut für Molekulare Medizin und Zellforschung, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Stefan-Meier-Straße 17, 79104 Freiburg. Email susanne.elfert@mol-med.uni-freiburg.de

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