Open Positions

PhD Positions in CRC 1279

CRC project 1279 The exploration of the human peptidome

As part of this collaborative project that is conducted together with the group of Prof. Dr. Jan Münch at the Institute of Molecular Virology, University of Ulm, we offer a PhD position (starting 1st of June 2023) to apply computational tools for exploring the peptidome and the discovery and development of antimicrobial peptides.

Project background

The Computational Bioengineering group of Prof. Dr. Elsa Sanchez Garcia at the Faculty of Biochemical and Chemical Engineering, Technical University Dortmund ( works on the in-silico discovery, design and optimization of antimicrobial peptides within the Collaborative Research Center 1279 ( 

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Realization of the projects related to the computational exploration of the peptidome, in-silico characterization and optimization of peptides with antimicrobial potential and the development of computational tools for that purpose.
  • Communication of project progress in group meetings as well as in national and international conferences.


Your profile

  •  Master degree in chemistry, chemical biology, biochemistry, or related disciplines
  •  Fundamental interest in computational chemistry or computational biochemistry
  •  Experience in computational chemistry, bioinformatics, protein biochemistry and peptidomics is an advantage.


What we offer

  • Highly collaborative working group
  • Salary: According to German pay grade TV-L EG 13/65%
  • Duration: 3 years


To apply, please send your CV and cover letter before 15.04.2023 to Prof. Dr. Elsa Sanchez Garcia at

Early career development in the SFB 1279

alternative Erklärung

PhD Program

International Graduate School in Molecular Medicine Ulm

Early career support for young scientists and funding programms

alternative Erklärung


With this individual grants programme (Bausteinprogramm), the Medical Facultyawards start-up funding in a competitive procedure for 10-15 research projects per year (funding: max. 40,000€/year) over a maximum of 3 years.

Hertha Nathoff Programm

This programme enables scientific career development of young female scientists with a PhD or MD background.

SFB wine and cheese event

Wine and cheese event, on the 1st Wednesday of every month, for the young scientists in the SFB.

Clinician Scientist Programme of the Medical Faculty

The goal of this programme for young scientists is to help them start their own research projects that enable them to achieve the previous work and publications that are usually required to successfully attract third-party funding.

The Equal Opportunity Office of Ulm University

offers funding opportunities which include support for travel funding (conferences and research visits), seminars and workshops.

Laboratory assistance for young women scientists during pregnancy or breastfeeding

The support is available to female doctoral and postdoctoral candidates at Ulm University, and in individual cases with relevant reasons also to bachelor's and master's students.

Bridging Programme for the Career Entry of Female Junior Researchers

Ulm University seeks to attract as many female junior researchers as possible for an academic career. The bridging programme supports their transition to the next qualification level and allows faculties and institutes to offer attractive conditions in the competition for qualified female graduates.

The Mentoring and Training Program – MuT

Das MuT-Mentoring und Training ist ein Programm zur berufsbegleitenden Unterstützung und Förderung von hochqualifizierten Nachwuchswissenschaftlerinnen in Baden-Württemberg.

Margarete von Wrangell Habilitation Program for Women

Das "Margarete von Wrangell-Programm" hat das Ziel, besonders qualifizierte Wissenschaftlerinnen an den Universitäten und Hochschulen des Landes Baden-Württemberg zu ermutigen und materiell in die Lage zu versetzen, sich für die Berufung auf eine Professur zu qualifizieren.

Brigitte Schlieben-Lange-Program for Young Women Researchers and Academics with Children

Nachwuchswissenschaftlerinnen und -künstlerinnen mit Kind(ern) werden bei der Qualifizierung für eine Professur finanziell unterstützt.