PhD Position | Molecular Biology


Stellenangebot vom 18. Mai 2021

We are looking for a highly motivated PhD student in the field of Molecular Biology. The candidate should have a degree in Molecular Biology or closely related fields, with an outstanding profile, a strong background and interests in monoclonal antibody (mAb) production from single B cells.

Our group works on the development of semisynthetic glycan vaccines against bacterial infections (e.g. StreptococcusKlebsiellaAcinetobacter and other resistant bacterial pathogens). You will be part of the biology team discovering bacterial glycan-specific mAbs from vaccine-induced memory B cells employing molecular and cellular biology techniques.

Your profile:

  • M.S. degree in Biology or Life Science. Experience in molecular biology and cell culture techniques is a prerequisite
  • Strong knowledge and experience in molecular cloning (e.g. primer design, mRNA purification, PCR, sequencing analysis, transfection, protein expression and purification)
  • Experience with flow cytometry (FACS) and immunoassay (e.g. ELISA) would be beneficial
  • Highly motivated and team oriented
  • Good organizational and communication skills
  • Passion for developing therapeutic antibodies for infectious diseases
  • Fluency in English

The position will be in the Glycobiology and Vaccine Development group under the direct supervision of Prof. Seeberger.

The position is available starting from September 1, 2021.


To submit your candidature please send an email to: , with subject PhD Student Molecular Biology – [Name, Surname], with attached PDF version of your CV and a short cover letter.

Please send us your application in English before June 30, 2021.

The candidate CV will be evaluated internally according to the project and the best candidates will be invited for an online interview. After the online interview the interviewed candidates will receive an email with the final decision.

The accepted candidate will join the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Biomolecular Systems Department, in the group led by Prof. Seeberger.

The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

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