The research training group RTG2751 “Inflammatory cues as modulators of early pancreatic carcinogenesis (InCuPanC)” is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) at the Medical Faculty of the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg and offers


13 PhD positions (m-f-d)

(wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, salary E13 TV-L 65%) for 3 years starting April 1st 2022.


The project:

The research consortium RTG2751 is a highly interdisciplinary network of clinical scientists and biomedical researchers, providing expert knowledge in both pre-clinical and translational pancreatic cancer research including relevant genetic in vivo models serving as central platform for different inflammatory triggers of pancreatic carcinogenesis, as well as state-of-the-art transcriptomics, proteomics and CRISPR-based screening methods, thereby enabling excellent interdisciplinary training for PhD students.



  • Molecular and cellular characterization of different inflammatory triggers on early pancreatic carcinogenesis using a broad spectrum of in vitro and in vivo techniques.
  • Details of the 13 different projects can be found at


  • Completed excellent Master's degree in Life Sciences
  • High interest in translational cancer research 
  • Practical scientific expertise and strong theoretical background in a relevant field of research.
  • Creative and critical team player with strong problem-solving skills
  • Very good English skills


We offer:

  • Excellent research conditions in an interactive and highly interdisciplinary research environment offering numerous state-of-the-art in vitro and in vitro methods
  • The RTG2751 provides a structured post-graduate training program including various workshops and seminars supporting students in establishing a successful scientific career.


Applications from severely disabled candidates with equivalent qualifications will be given priority. Women and diverse are particularly encouraged to apply. We seek to establish an international research consortium and encourage foreign applications. For more information, please contact the RTG2751 speaker, Prof. Patrick Michl, E-Mail:

Please send your application including letter of motivation and list of 3 preferred projects within the RTG (see, curriculum vitae, certificates, contact details of two references and the registration number 7-…/21-H until       to Prof. Patrick Michl, Speaker of RTG2751, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Internal Medicine I, Ernst-Grube-Str.40, D-06120 Halle (Saale). An electronic application in one single PDF file to is preferred. The Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg will not reimburse application expenses. Application in printed documents will only be returned if a prepaid return envelope has been attached.


Will be filled.

Will be filled.