Open Positions


Ph.D. and Postdoctoral Positions

We always welcome applications from skilled and motivated PhD and Postdoctoral candidates with background in, e.g., microbiology, physics, mathematics or alike. If you are interested, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Georg (

Successful candidates will be integrated into the SYNMIKRO Graduate School, which offers an extensive international PhD program and excellent research possibilities for young scientists.

In addition, we are also part of the International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Environmental, Cellular and Molecular Microbiology. Please visit the IMPRS webpage to find out more about application and selection procedures.

Bachelor and Master students

For students we always offer theoretical and experimental projects in the realm of our research topics described here. If you are interested in joining our lab for a Bachelor or Master thesis or an internship please contact us (

SYNMIKRO Young Researchers Groups

Almost all scientific members of SYNMIKRO are actively involved in DFG’s Collaborative Research Centers (Sonderforschungsbereiche), Research Training Groups (Graduiertenkollegs), or other Cooperative Research projects. Alongside performing adventurous experiments, and reporting excellent science, SYNMIKRO substantially promotes potential Young Research Group Leaders by constantly keeping its doors open to welcome and support Young Researchers planning to set up an Independent Research Group.
Our Young Research Groups