Career Opportunities Max Planck

9 PhD Positions in Infection Biology and Immunology
Max Planck Research School

  • The International Max Planck Research School for Infectious Diseases and Immunity (IMPRS-IDI) is recruiting up to 9 PhD students at the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in the heart of Berlin. For more information, please go to

    We offer:

    outstanding research and training opportunities with access to state-of-the-art facilities an excellent scientific network – our faculty members are internationally recognized scientists affiliated with renowned research institutes and universities in Berlin and around the world a graduate school programme with flexible curriculum structure and training courses and lectures on scientific topics as well as technical and complementary skills a stimulating international and multi-disciplinary research environment on a thriving campus in the heart of Berlin

The following PhD projects are available and will start between March and October 2020:

  • In vivo imaging and manipulation of the tuberculous granuloma (Cronan lab)
  • The role of ILC for the maintenance of tumor stem cells (Diefenbach lab)
  • Unravelling the seasonal epidemiology of invasive disease-causing bacteria (Domenech de Cellès lab)
  • Pathogen factors and host immune responses to co-infections in Drosophila melanogaster (Iatsenko lab)
  • The impact of low-fidelity genome replication on herpes virus (Osterrieder lab)
  • Single cell gene expression analysis of P. falciparum (Portugal lab)
  • Visualizing immune cell activation at single molecule resolution (Taylor lab)
  • Mechanisms of Neutrophil Extracellular Trap formation (Zychlinsky lab)

We are looking for highly motivated and talented candidates of all nationalities who are strongly committed to research. Applicants should hold an excellent M.Sc. or equivalent degree. If you want to join us, please apply until October 28th 2019 via our online application platform: