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Bachelors and Masters Research Projects (Diploma- Semester- Masterarbeit)

Students interested in participating in Toxicology research should have completed courses in organic chemistry and biochemistry, and practical laboratory courses in relevant areas. For more information regarding potential opportunities and how to apply read our Notes to Prospective Masters/Bachelors Students

PhD Thesis

PhD projects address chemical aspects of Toxicology, involving approaches in bioorganic chemistry, analytical chemistry, biochemistry, or a combination of these.  A successful applicant will have, or expect to obtain, an MSc or equivalent in toxicology, chemistry, pharmaceutical sciences, food science, biochemistry, or a closely related discipline. Good written and oral communication skills in English are needed. The individual should have a strong foundation and motivation for chemistry and leadership potential.  When there are open PhD positions in the lab, they are posted for online application at

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Scientists who join our lab have diverse backgrounds in chemistry and biology and work on projects concerning DNA damage and mutation, biomarkers, gut microbiota, and systems-wide molecular alterations in cells. We use a variety of experimental approaches, for example, mass spectrometry-based protein, metabolite and DNA adduct measurements, synthesizing novel small molecules and nucleic acids, and carrying out in vitro toxicological assays. We are particularly interested in candidates with some experience regarding genome sequencing, mass spectrometry or chemical synthesis.  Postdoctoral applicants should have strong leadership potential, high motivation, and excellent communication skills in English.  Inquiries should be sent to Prof. Sturla at and should include a CV and describe (1) scientific interests and how your previous experiences have synergy with research of our lab, (2) any plans you may have for obtaining postdoctoral fellowship funding, and (3) your long-term career goals.

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