Open positions

We still have open positions. Become an associated PhD student.

The the Research Training Group (RTG) GRK 2039 - Molecular architecture for fluorescent cell imaging - offers several PhD positions. Become an associated PhD student.
The Faculty of Chemistry and Biosciences and the Faculty of Physics at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) invites applications for PhD in our Research Training Group 2039 funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG).

Research topics

The research and teaching program comprises the complete evaluation line from synthesis, bioconjugation, structure determination, photophysics and transport into cells to in vivo imaging of biological significance. This includes:

organic and bioconjugation synthesis of fluorescent labels, nucleic acids, peptides, polymers and transporters, chemical‐biological application of imaging on cell lines, zebrafish and mice,
theoretical and physical chemistry of fluorescent probes including molecular dynamics, quantum chemistry, high resolution fluorescence microscopy.


The applicants should hold a master’s or equivalent university degree (final grade: 2.0 or better) in chemistry, biology or physics. The applicants should have practical scientific experience and strong theoretical background in one of the research topics, and should show interest in creative work in a highly interdisciplinary environment. They are open minded, active and have a good command of the English language (oral and written).


Your application file (one pdf) should include

motivation letter
curriculum vitae (CV)
copies of academic degrees and transcripts of records
preferences of projects (optional)
list of publications
recommendation letter 

KIT is an equal opportunity employer. Women are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants with disabilities will be preferentially considered if equally qualified.


Questions can be addressed to the GRK coordinator. More information is available on the GRK 2039 webpage.