12 PhD positions: DFG-funded Research Training Group (RTG 2355) 1605 views

Justus Liebig University of Giessen, the Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research and the Philipps University of Marburg are offering positions for 12 PhD candidates.

Starting date: July 1, 2018

About the Research group:
  • This RTG is a research and qualification programme concentrating on RNA-based generegulatory networks in a broad range of model organisms.
  • The two foci of interest in the participating groups are the main stages of the mRNA life cycle, from transcription and mRNP biogenesis, RNA processing, translation, to mRNA decay; representative examples of regulatory noncoding RNA classes (eukaryotic microRNAs, long noncoding RNAs, circular RNAs, prokaryotic small RNAs).
  • Thesis projects will cover a wide spectrum of approaches: from classical RNA biochemistry and cell biology to RNASeq and computational analyses. Specific research topics range from molecular principles of gene expression to disease-relevant questions in molecular medicine and innovative applications of RNA biotechnology.


  • Applicants must hold MSc degree (or equivalent) in Biology, Biochemistry or similar fields and are highly motivated to conduct multidisciplinary research. Practical experience
  • Applicants having experience in the field of research projects in this RTG would be preferred.


  • Applications (maximum to three project groups) to be submitted directly to the principal investigator by email.
  • All application documents including motivation letter, CV, transcripts of records, at least two references or contact addresses of referees should be contained within a single PDF file.
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Justus Liebig University of Giessen

Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research

Philipps University of Marburg

Fellowship LevelDoctoral
Subject areasBiosciences, Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Biochemistry
Fellowship amountAs per German rules
EligibilityOpen to all nationalities
Deadline7th May 2018

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