The Center for Synthetic Microbiology (Synmikro) and the Department of Chemistry, AG Prof. Dr. Bange, are currently accepting applications for two Doctoral Researchers (m/f/d) (PhD student positions) The positions are offered for a period of 3 years, if no former times of qualification must be considered. The starting date is as soon as possible. The position is part-time (65 % of regular working hours) with salary and benefits commensurate with a public service position in the state Hesse, Germany (TV-H E 13, 65 %).

Your tasks will include scientific services within the framework of the ERC Advanced Grant project “KIWIsome”, funded by the European Union, which deals with the role of Kiwellin proteins in the plant defense against fungal pathogens.

The positions are limited to a time period deemed adequate for the completion of a doctoral degree. As part of the assigned duties, there will be ample opportunity to conduct independent scientific research necessary for the completion of a doctorate. The limitation complies to § 2, 1 WissZeitVG.

A scientific university degree (diploma, master’s degree or comparable) in biology or biochemistry, or a related subject, as well as experience in the biochemical analysis of proteins and their complexes are required. Experience in the molecular genetics of fungi and/or plants is an advantage. The willingness for own scientific qualification (e.g. a PhD project in the field of biochemistry) is expected.

For questions, please contact Prof. Dr. Gert Bange (

We actively support the professional development of junior researchers, e.g. by the Marburg School of Microbiology and the offers of Marburg Research Academy (MARA), the International Office, the Higher Education Didactics Office and the Human Resources Development Office.

We support women and strongly encourage them to apply. In areas where women are underrepresented, female applicants will be preferred in case of equal qualifications. Applicants with children are welcome – Philipps-University is certified as a family-friendly university. Sharing a full-time position (§ 8 Abs. 2 S. 1 HGlG) as well as a reduction of working time is possible. Applicants with a disability as described in SGB IX (§ 2 Abs. 2, 3) will be preferred in case of equal qualifications. Application and interview costs can not be refunded.

How to apply:

All application documents must be sent electronically only in PDF file to: before 20.06.2022, citing reference number ZE-0073-synmikro-wmz-2022.

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