PhD position: Molecular Biotechnology 1662 views

The Faculty of Science and Institute of Biology at Leiden University is inviting applications for a PhD student in Molecular Biotechnology.

  • Developing advanced genetic and cytological techniques to investigate the molecular mechanisms allowing pathogenic mycobacteria to shed their cell wall;
  • Studying the physiology of wall-deficient cells in pathogenic mycobacteria;
  • Investigating structural changes in the cell wall organization of pathogenic mycobacteria during infection.


  • Applicant must hold M.Sc. degree with specialization in molecular (micro)biology with an excellent grade list
  • Proficient in spoken and written English and excellent communication skills;
  • A team player, but also able to work independently;
  • Applicant must be able to take initiative and have a strong interest in academic research and education;
  • Applicant preferably must have experience in working with Mycobacterium.

Duration: 01 year with an extension of three years


Apply by sending an email to with the following:

  • Motivation letter
  • CV
  • Names and phone numbers of two referees
—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization Leiden University
Country Netherlands
Fellowship Level Doctoral
Subject areas Biotechnology
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 28 July 2019

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