Two early stage researcher positions – PhD fellowships (m/f/div)

Young Researchers Heidelberg
Structural and Cell Biology

Job Code: 04/2021

Job Offer from April 07, 2021

At the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, one of the 86 institutes of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science, physicists, chemists and biologists create knowledge of long-term relevance to life and basic medical sciences

About the positions

Two fully funded PhD fellowships of 3 years (possible extension) are available as part of the CONSENSE training network (H2020-MSCA-ITN-2020, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks) at the Department of Chemical Biology (Prof. Kai Johnsson) of the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research in Heidelberg. The CONSENSE network aims at the development of biosensors for continous monitoring in healthcare applications. The objectives for the PhD students in the group of Prof. Kai Johnsson will be the engineering of new biosensors and biomolecular nanoswitches.

Your qualifications

We are looking for candidates from the fields of biochemistry and chemical biology with a passion for biosensing. The candidates should also enjoy working in a multidisciplinary team, which includes visits to other labs from the CONSENSE training network. Candidates should be early stage researchers with less than 4 years of research experience, do not hold a PhD, but a Master degree at the start of the fellowship. Additionally, they should not have resided or carried out their main activity in Germany for > 12 months in the 3 years prior to the start of their recruitment. The latest starting date would be the 1st of September 2021.

Equality of opportunities

The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workfor-
ce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals.

The Max Planck Society strives for gender and diversity equality. We welcome applications from all back-
grounds. 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. A daycare center for children
is located near the institute.

For further inquiries please contact Prof. Kai Johnsson at

For general questions, please contact Ms. Sabrina Giacalone ( from human resources.

Your application

Please submit your application, including a cover letter (explaining background and motivation), your CV, and addresses of references via e-mail as a single PDF file with the above reference preferably until May 31st 2021 to

Max Planck Institute for Medical Research
C/O Human Resources
POB 10 38 20
69028 Heidelberg, Germany


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