Open Doctoral and Postdoctoral Projects

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Promotionsstipendien der International Max Planck Research School for Evolutionary Biology

The International Max Planck Research School for Evolutionary Biology is offering up to 10 PhD positions and fellowships.

The graduate school is dedicated to highest level of research and training in all areas of contemporary Evolutionary Biology. It is a joint initiative of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, the University of Kiel and the Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research Kiel (GEOMAR). The school offers an internationally competitive research environment with state of the art facilities. The participating groups are working on a broad variety of scientific topics including molecular, behavioral, theoretical and organismal approaches.

The graduate program starts with a rotation period of three months followed by a PhD project of three years including seminars, courses and workshops. The language of the graduate school is English. Financial support is provided throughout the program.

To obtain further information about the PhD program and application details (only online application possible), please visit the website.

Well-motivated and highly-qualified students from all countries are welcome to apply. A Master of Science degree or a Diploma as well as a strong interest in Evolutionary Biology and flexibility in the research project are prerequisites for entering the program. We are looking forward to your online application for a PhD project in the beautiful landscape of Northern Germany.

The deadline for applications is March 24, 2019.
The selection week will be held from June 17 - 20 and the program itself starts on September 16, 2019.

Contact: Dr. Kerstin Mehnert, August-Thienemann-Str. 2, 24306 Plön, Germany
email:, phone: +49(0)4522 763 233


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.


MD stipends at CRC 877 "Proteolysis as a Regulatory Event in 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