Cluster of Excellence, University of Freiburg

Open positions

A list of the currently open PhD positions in CIBSS is below.


Please apply via the SGBM website


On the SGBM website you first have to click on the box on the right that says Apply Here. That will take you to a registration form where you enter your name and email, and where you choose your own username and password. After selecting CIBSS Track, you select Send Registration. Then you will receive an email that asks you to click on a link to confirm your registration and email address. After you have clicked on this link, you can enter your registration information in the Username and Password box on the left side of the SGBM webpage. 

Once you have entered all your information in the application portal, don’t forget to click Submit Application on the left side of the page. Otherwise your information is just saved in the SGBM system but is not officially submitted. Please also make sure to send your 2 referees the form that can be downloaded in the application portal, and ask them to send it to as soon as they can - if at all possible before the application deadline.

If you have any questions about the application process over the holidays, please do not hesitate to contact us by phone (+49 761 203 97653) or e-mail (


Application deadline: January 13, 2019


Integration of T cell receptor and co-regulatory signalling with metabolic signals in T cell exhaustion (Supervisor: Dr. Dr. Bertram Bengsch)


Studying NF-κB signalling in health and disease combining optogenetics and mathematical modelling (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Barbara Di Ventura)


STAT3-associated human immunodeficiency: integration of signalling and cell metabolism (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Stephan Ehl)


Revealing cellular crosstalk in the liver at single-cell resolution (Supervisor: Dr. Dominic Grün)


Mechanistic understanding of signalling by single-molecule fluorescence (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Thorsten Hugel)


3D nanoscopy and nanomechanics linking molecular signals to biophysical phenotype (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Peter Kohl)


Multi-Scale Modelling and Proteomics Data Analysis (Supervisor: Dr. Clemens Kreutz)


Aligning dynamic TCR assembly with optimal anti-tumour responses (Supervisor: PD Dr. Susana Minguet)


The mitochondrial contact site and cristae organizing system as regulatory hub (Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Pfanner and Dr. Heike Rampelt)


Bessel light-sheet microscopy: object adapted illumination and opto-genetic switching with computer holograms (Supervisor: Prof. Alexander Rohrbach)


Dissecting cellular response to environmental stress: at single-molecule, single-cell and tissue level (Supervisor: Dr. Ritwick Sawarkar)