PhD thesis – Tumor Biology Group

The NMI Natural and Medical Sciences Institute at the University of Tübingen, a research institute of the Innovationsallianz Baden-Württemberg, is dedicated to applied research at the interface of Life Sciences and Material Sciences. Within its molecular biology department, the tumor biology group of Dr. Christian Schmees is engaged in translational oncology projects by applying 3D microtumor models from primary tumor tissue in combination with autologous immune cells for preclinical compound testing ( Furthermore, the group is involved in collaboration projects dealing with

  • CRISPR-based genome editing in cell-based model systems used for drug development and target validation.
  • The development of microfluidic and bioprinted platforms for the generation of complex 3D tumor structures under perfusion.
  • Optogenetic immunomodulation for remote control of the immune system with light for cancer immunotherapy.

To support our growing team, we now seek to fill the position of a

PhD student
Tumor Biology Group

What we offer:

  • Young and dynamic team of enthusiastic scientists
  • Introduction into concept and application of precision oncology, molecular biology and cell biology
  • Cooperation in established, international networks of academic, clinical and industrial partners


  • M.Sc. in biochemistry, immunology, or cell biology
  • Hands-on experience in cell and molecular biology (RNA-, DNA- and Protein-based techniques)
  • Keen interest to functionally and mechanistically dissect cellular crosstalk in the tumor microenvironment
  • Good knowledge of English
  • High attention to detail, self-motivation, initiative and ability to work in multidisciplinary teams

Please contact Dr. Simge Yüz ( in case you have questions.

To apply, please email your complete C.V. in English with two references to the following address:

NMI Naturwissenschaftliches und
Medizinisches Institut

Margit Denker
Markwiesenstr. 55
72770 Reutlingen, Germany