Open Doctoral and Postdoctoral Projects

Current job advertisements of Kiel University

You can find current job advertisements of the university here.


Three doctoral researcher positions in the research training group "Genes, environment and inflammation"

The research training group "Genes, environment and inflammation" funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) is advertising three doctoral researcher positions. The deadline for applications is 31 July 2018.

The positions start on 1 October 2018. You can find more information on the positions and how to apply here.


Doctoral Research Topics in Marine Sciences

Are you looking for a doctoral research topic in marine sciences? In the brochure  Doctoral Research Topics in Marine Sciences you find several doctoral research topics that we hope will attract and inspire you to do a doctorate in marine sciences in Kiel. This list is by no means exhaustive, but gives you a flavour of the diversity of research groups and topics you could work on. Please note that these topics do not include funding of a doctoral position.

The topics are offered by scientists from Kiel University and GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel.


Scholarships at the International Max Planck Research School for Evolutionary Biology

The International Max Planck Research School for Evolutionary Biology (IMPRS Evolbio) started in autumn 2010 as the first IMPRS in Schleswig-Holstein.

The graduate school is a collaboration with the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology in Plön, the Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel and the GEOMAR | Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel. In these institutions the practical research and training concerning today's evolutionary biology is of the highest standard.

The IMPRS Evolbio invites highly motivated and qualified students from all over the world to apply for up to ten doctoral positions and fellowships. The deadline for applications is 25 March 2018.

Detailed information on the Research School and the application procedure can be found here.


MD stipends at CRC 877 "Proteolysis as a Regulatory Eventin Pathophysiology"



In frame of the Collaborative Research Center (CRC) 877 Proteolysis as a Regulatory Event in Pathophysiology the Integrated Research Training Group Proteases and Pathophysiology offers 10 MD stipends per year. Prerequisite is the participation in the research of one of the scientific projects of the CRC 877.  

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The general aim of the CRC 877 is to obtain a profound understanding of proteolytic processes in cellular regulation and signaling and to define the involvement of such processes in human pathophysiology. Its goal is to define the molecular mechanisms regulating the proteolytic steps in signaling cascades and to understand the conceptional difference between proteolytic steps and other fast and reversible signaling events such as phosphorylation and methylation. This understanding will not only help to define pathophysiologic situations mediated by cytokines and growth factors but also to define points of intervention for the development of novel therapeutic principles.

For more information please contact:

Prof. Dr. J. Grötzinger
Biochemical Institute
Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel

Involved Institutions:
Biochemical Institute, CAU-Kiel
Institute of Immunology, UKE-Hamburg
Institute of Clinical Molecularbiology, CAU-Kiel
Institute of Experimental Medicine, CAU-Kiel
Center for Child- and Youth-Medicine, Unit Biochemistry, UKE-Hamburg
Institute of Immunology, CAU-Kiel
Clinic of Dermatology, CAU-Kiel