Selection Process

We seek PhD candidates who are passionate about research and are highly motivated to solve scientific problems with modern approaches. The ideal candidate holds an M.Sc. or Diploma with an above-average university degree (B+ or better; 2+ or better) in biology, immunology, molecular biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics or related fields with proven interest in immunology and laboratory research. Candidates with experience in cell culture, molecular biological techniques and/or animal models will be given priority. The candidate has to demonstrate the ability to work both independently and cooperatively within an international research team. Excellent written and spoken English skills are mandatory.


How to apply

If you match the requirements and want to apply, you will need to submit the following documents and information:

  • Letter of motivation and a summary of practical skills and research experience
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)/resume (including a photo)
  • Certified transcripts of records from your Bachelor´s and Master‘s studies (certified copies in English or German)
  • Certified Copies in English or German of your Bachelor´s and Master´s certificates or 2nd State Examination Certificates. (Please inform yourself about the formal equivalence of your degree, see also the special regulations for applicants from China, Mongolia and Vietnam)
  • If available, English language skills certificate (i.e. TOEFL)

The selection procedure will involve screening of the written applications by the project leaders. Interested leaders will arrange interviews using our video conference system to ensure participation of the Australian co-supervisor in the evaluation process. Promising candidates fulfilling the selection criteria mentioned above are then invited to Bonn for a lab rotation to assess their lab skills and social compatibility.

Please send your application, preferably by email to

c/o Lucie Delforge
Prof. Dr. Christian Kurts
Institut für experimentelle Immunologie
Sigmund-Freud-Str. 25
53105 Bonn
Tel. +49 (0) 228 28711050