Sachse lab

Electron cryomicroscopy of autophagy complexes

Our lab welcomes highly motivated students and PhDs to join our research efforts.


We encourage excellent PhDs that consider pursuing an academic career to join our group. In particular, candidates with an aptitude in structural biology methods such as cryo-EM and X-ray crystallography combined with biochemistry expertise are encouraged to apply. They should consider to apply for external funding sources such as EMBO, HFSP, Marie Curie fellowships during their postdoctoral period at EMBL. There are additional funding opportunities to join the EIPOD fellowship programme that supports interdisciplinary projects between groups at EMBL. In case you are interested in any of the option above please contact us for further details.

PhD students

The EMBL PhD programme was originally one of the first international graduate programs of its kind and has a track record of educating excellent researchers worldwide. If you have interest in our research program on cryo-EM and autophagy, please contact us whether we will be recruiting in the upcoming selection round. As there are two selection rounds scheduled per year inquire about application deadlines. PhD candidates will need to apply directly to the EMBL PhD programme.

Master students

We will also consider applications from master students with education in the areas of molecular biology, biophysics and bioinformatics. We prefer to give longer-term internships from 6 months to 1 year. Please include your motivation and contact us for further details.