Join the Team!

We are always looking for motivated people who are passionate about science. We encourage those interested in joining our group to study our published and ongoing work. Undergraduate students interested in carrying out an internship can contact me to discuss potential projects.

We are also happy to discuss alternative funding options for graduate students who would like to do a PhD, or  postdoctoral scientists, interested in joining.

Ph.D. Position

Published 04.10.2021

Applications are invited for a Ph.D. position to join

the Group of Marco Trujillo at the University of Freiburg.

Research in the Trujillo lab ( focuses on understanding ubiquitin signalling and its roles in the regulation of immune responses, as well as general protein homeostasis. Previous and ongoing research in the Lab has uncovered key roles of ubiquitination in the regulation intracellular vesicle transport and its interplay with signalling networks triggered by receptor kinases. Our department offers excellent research infrastructure combined with a lively, interactive and international scientific community, located in the beautiful city of Freiburg.

The Project: Ubiquitination is a central process intricately involved in the regulation of most cellular processes. The E2 ubiquitin-conjugating enzymes (UBCs) are key mediators of ubiquitin chain assembly by coordinating a multitude of interactions, and are largely responsible for the type of chain built. Ubiquitin chains endow the modified protein with different fates, including changes in activity, localization, as well as degradation. The project aims to elucidate how cross-talk with kinase-mediated signalling regulates ubiquitination at the level of the E2.

The candidate: Above all, you should be driven by curiosity and have fun doing science and making new discoveries. Experience in protein biochemistry and cell biology are a plus.  Proficiency in English language for both oral and written communication is expected.

The position is available immediately and reviewing of applications will continue

until the position is filled.


Additional Information

The position is funded by the DFG for three years. Salary will be according to the German Public Sector Agreement (E13, 65%) commensurate to qualifications and experience.

Please include for your application: Cover letter detailing your motivation for applying, CV, copy of Master degree, name and address of two to three references. For further information and details, please contact Marco Trujillo directly: