The Biomolecular Systems Department at Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces invites applications for a highly motivated PhD student in the field of Molecular Biology in the group led by Prof. Seeberger. 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. The selected candidate will be part of the biology team discovering bacterial glycan-specific mAbs from vaccine-induced memory B cells employing molecular and cellular biology techniques. The position is available starting from September 1, 2021.

  • Applicant must hold 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


Submit application via an email to:, with subject PhD Student Molecular Biology – [Name, Surname], with attached PDF version of CV and a short cover letter.

—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces
Country Germany
Fellowship Level Doctoral
Subject areas Biology, Life Science
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline June 30, 2021

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