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Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry (MPIB) in Martinsried

6 months internship or Master thesis (m/f/div) – Cancer Metabolism


The Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry (MPIB) in Martinsried is one of the world's leading research institutions
in the fields of biochemistry, cell and structural biology and biomedical research. With approximately 30 scientific
departments and research groups and about 750 employees, the MPIB is one of the largest institutes of the Max
Planck Society.

6 months internship or Master thesis (m/f/div) – Cancer Metabolism

The department of Immunoregulation, led by Prof. Dr. Peter Murray, is recognized as a leader in the field of
Metabolism and Immunology. The Murray group seeks to understand how different metabolic pathways regulate
cellular homeostasis in health and disease. We mostly focus on understanding decision making in the immune
system, but we are now expanding our knowledge to cancer cells. We are seeking a talented and motivated Master
Student to work on a project to dissect the role of the molybdenum cofactor synthesis pathway in maintaining
cellular homeostasis in cancer cells.

What You Will Do:

• Join a dynamic and highly productive research group composed of 10 scientists.
• Learning and performing various molecular biological techniques (Cloning, western blots and qPCR).
• Perform cell culture experiments (live-cell imaging, immunofluorescence, flow-cytometry).
• Cell engineering using the CRISPR-Cas9 system.
• Based on how the project will develop, there might be also a possibility to perform proteomics and
RNAseq experiments.
• Data analysis and presentation preparation.


• Enrolled in a relevant Master program (Human Biology, molecular or cell biology, biochemistry).
• Highly motivated and good team-player.
• Experience in cell culture and basic molecular biology techniques.
• Experience in primary cell culture, confocal microscopy and flow-cytometry is favoured.

The initial appointment will be for 6 month with a possible extension, starting in mid-February or March 2024.

For further information about the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, please see http://www.biochem.mpg.de.

If you have questions about the position, please reach out to Teng Teng Xu at txu@biochem.mpg.de.

Have we stirred your interest? Please submit your application documents (pdf-files) via our online application

Please note: Applications by e-mail will not be considered for data protection reasons.

The Max Planck Society strives for gender equality and diversity. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society has set itself
the goal of employing more severely disabled people. Applications from severely disabled people are expressly