9 Fully funded PhD positions in biology, biochemistry, life science, chemistry, medicine, computer science or related fields

2023-10-31 (Europe/Berlin)
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BioNTech and TRON (Translational Oncology Mainz) are leading institutions in the field of immunotherapy. Our joint international PhD Program (ATLAS) is looking for talented, junior researchers of all nationalities.
Our international PhD program ATLAS (Talent Academy for TransLAtional Science), guides and supports PhD students to conduct excellent research projects and offers comprehensive training in cutting-edge technologies and professional skills. The scientific training within the program has a strong focus on "the art of translation", i.e. turning basic scientific discoveries into applications.

We offer the opportunity to work on innovative research projects focused on translational science in the field of medicine. As a PhD student*, you will join a community of world-class scientists working on diverse topics such as:

  • Immunotherapy of cancer, infectious diseases & autoimmunity
  • Cardiovascular, aging & regenerative biomedicine
  • RNA biochemistry
  • Protein engineering
  • Bioinformatics & systems biology
  • Biomarker research
  • Antimicrobial therapies

The positions will be located in Mainz, Germany.

For details on the program and the specific projects, please visit

We welcome applications from

  • Aspiring students seeking to advance knowledge and explore novel therapies.
  • We require: A master’s degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Life Science, Medicine, Immunology, Computer Science or Engineering related fields.
  • Professional proficiency in both written and spoken English

Please carefully read "How to apply" and "Projects offered" before applying.

We Offer

  • Fully funded PhD positions with contracts with either BioNTech or TRON
  • A highly collaborative and interdisciplinary research environment at the interface between academia and pharmaceutical applications
  • A doctoral degree awarded by a partnering university (e.g. Mainz University)
  • Dedicated supervision by leaders in their fields with a strong publication record
  • Cutting-edge technologies and in-house services to support your research
  • Extensive curriculum for scientific, technical and professional skills
  • An active and engaging scientific and PhD community
  • Possibility to directly be involved in the planning and organization of PhD events
  • Excellent working conditions
  • Family-friendliness
  • Open and inclusive culture
  • An international environment with English as our working language

How to apply

Then apply now and simply send us your application documents via our application portal.

  • All mandatory documents (CV, letter of motivation, official transcript, and certificate of your master’s degree, if available) must be combined into one pdf file and uploaded on the field "*Resume/ CV" via the application portal.
  • All other additional documents (e.g. reference letters, proof of proficiency in English, grading system of your home university, etc.) should be combined into one pdf file and uploaded on the field “Additional documents” via the application form.

The deadline for applications is October 31st, 2023. Interviews will take place in Mainz in February 2024.

If you have any further questions, please visit or email us at

We look forward to your application!

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9 Fully funded PhD positions in biology, biochemistry, life science, chemistry, medicine, computer science or related fields
Langenbeckstraße 1 Mainz, Germany
Application deadline
2023-10-31 23:59 (Europe/Berlin)
2023-10-31 23:59 (CET)
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ATLAS is an international, structured, graduate program with a strong focus on translational medicine.

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