PhD Position in Bioanalytics of Epigenetics and Energy Metabolism

University of Freiburg Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences

A funded PhD position is open in the Lönarz laboratory at the Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences: PhD position in Bioanalytics of Epigenetics and Energy Metabolism
  • Application deadline: 15.02.2023
  • Publication date: 20.01.2023
  • Start-date: At the earliest possible date.
  • Part-time position (50 %)
  • Id no.: 00002795


In this project, the PhD candidate will focus on investigating the interplay between epigenetic modifications and energy metabolism via the histone/carnitine axis. The research will follow up on recently made discoveries and use a wide range of methods.

The Lönarz laboratory uses analytical and chemical biology approaches, including biological mass spectrometry, to investigate molecular mechanisms of hypoxia and epigenetic modifications to nucleic acids. The research has relevance to genetic diseases, obesity, and antibiotic resistance.

We look for a highly motivated and creative candidate with strong interest in molecular sciences of pharmaceutical relevance. We offer an opportunity to engage in an exciting PhD project that allows the candidate to advance the field, develop some new methodology, and combine biochemical, analytical and cellular tools, with modern equipment and opportunities for collaborations.

The selected candidate will typically have a very good life sciences degree (MSc level; e.g. biochemistry, pharmacy, biology, chemistry), an interest in interdisciplinary research, very good scientific writing and communication skills, and strong problem-solving skills.

The position is available immediately. Required supporting docments: letter of motivation, CV & transcripts of study.

The position is initially limited to 2 years for formal reasons, but can be extended as required ("Hausstelle"). The salary will be determined in accordance with E13 TV-L.

We are particularly pleased to receive applications from women for the position advertised here.


Please send your application including supporting documents mentioned above citing the reference number 00002795, by 15.02.2023 at the latest. Please send your application to the following address in written or electronic form:

University of Freiburg
Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Otto Krayer Haus
Albertstr. 25
79104 Freiburg

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Christoph Lönarz on the phone number +49 761 203-54171 or E-Mail