PhD student position

Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Tübingen

Department "Integrative Evolutionary Biology" (director Dr. Ralf J. Sommer)

Research group "Parasitic nematodes" (group leader Dr. Adrian Streit)


A PhD student position is available immediately in the research group of Dr. Adrian Streit ( in the department for Integrative Evolutionary Biology ( at the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology in Tübingen, Germany.

Topic: Comparative studies of fat storage and nutritional state dependent life history switches in parasitic nematodes of the family Strongyloididae and the free-living nematodes Prisitonchus pacificus and Caenorhabditis elegans.

The candidate should have or expect to obtain in the near future a Master's degree in Biology or a related topic. A solid knowledge of genetics and molecular biology is expected, previous experience with nematodes is not required. The working language in the department is English, knowledge of German is not required. The successful candidate will be enrolled in the institute's international PhD program and must therefore meet all requirements for admission to this program. For more information about these requirements and the program in general please see

Applications will be considered until the position is filled. All applications arriving before November 10th 2018 will be given equal consideration.

To apply, please send by Email a cover letter with a statement of interests, a brief summary of your Master thesis, a CV and the names and contact addresses of two academic references to

Dr. Adrian Streit
Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology
Max-Planck-Ring 9
72076 Tübingen, Germany
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Short listed candidates will be invited by the PhD program office to submit full applications with all the documents.

Zuletzt aktualisiert am Montag, den 15. Oktober 2018 um 10:47 Uhr