Open positions 

The RTG1591 is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). We are dedicated to training PhD students in research projects concerning the post-transcriptional control of gene expression in directing cell fate, human diseases and plant-pathogen interactions.  Successful candidates will characterize, on the molecular level, how RNA-binding proteins, enzymes acting on RNA, and various regulatory RNAs, including microRNAs, long non-coding RNAs and bacterial sRNAs, modulate gene expression. On the basis of animal and plant model organisms, students will explore how the post-transcriptional control of gene expression determines cell fate and diseases. The RTG1591 provides a structured post-graduate training program including various workshops and seminars supporting students in establishing a successful scientific career. 


We offer MD stipends (stipend, approximately 830€/month) for one year with an optional extension for an additional two years.


Entry requirements

PhD candidates

Master (M.Sc.) or comparable degree in a relevant discipline obtained after at most 5y of study

Average grade in exams 2 or better

Grade for Master thesis 1.7 or better


MD candidates

- "1. Abschnitt der ärztlichen Prüfung" (M1) in 4 'Fachsemester' 

- Grade for the written part of M1 with grade "2" or better 

- Completion of the first two clinical semesters without any failure 

- Recommendation of at least one professor of the Medical School



MD applications are welcome at any time and via PDF shall be directed to anne.baude(at)