Open Positions

We are seeking highly motivated and enthusiastic members to join our Institute.

We are working in a creative, dynamic and competitive multidisciplinary environment. If you are curious and passionate about deciphering basic molecular and cellular mechanisms in microbiology and infection biology (bacterial and viral infections), we would be happy to have you in our team!

Join us! We currently offer the following positions!

  • Junior and Senior Postdoc Positions: Host-Pathogen Interactions (Bacterial Pathogenesis, Infection and Immunity), Bacteria/ Phages-Mobile Genetic Elements Interactions, Bacterial Genetics and Engineering, CRISPR Biology, RNA Biology of Bacterial and Viral Infections, CRISPR-Genome Engineering-Single Cell Technologies in Applications for Infectious Diseases, Protein Quality Control/Proteolysis, Toxins-Antitoxins, Regulation and Stress Response

  • Bachelor and Master Student Positions: Host-Pathogen Interactions (Bacterial Pathogenesis, Infection and Immunity), RNA Biology of Bacterial and Viral Infections, CRISPR Applications in Infectious Diseases, Protein Quality Control/Proteolysis, Toxins-Antitoxins, Regulation and Stress Response

Would you like to join MPUSP as a Postdoc?

Please send an email to with the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • CV incl. publications
  • Short summary of research interests
  • Scans of university (incl. PhD) certificates
  • References from or contact details of three referees

For more information on postdocs at MPUSP: click here.

Would you like to join MPUSP as a Graduate Student?

Please send an email to  with the following documents (Note that PhD students at MPUSP are affiliated with the International Max Planck Research School for Infectious Diseases and Immunity Berlin (IMPRS-IDI), with the Graduate School of Charité University Hospital Berlin and with the Graduate School of Natural Sciences (GRANAT) of the Leibniz University Hannover):

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Short summary of research interests
  • Scans of university (incl. Master) certificates
  • References from or contact details of three referees

For more information on PhD students at MPUSP: click here.

Would you like to join MPUSP as an Intern, Undergraduate or Master Student?

Please send an email towith the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • A short summary of research interests
  • Scans of university certificates
  • References from or contact details of three referees

 For more information on Bachelor and Master students at MPUSP: click here.

For more information on internships at MPUSP: click here.

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