PhD Program

Finding and fostering new talents.

We offer exceptional opportunities for ambitious trainee scientists in a dynamic international research environment.

5 excellent reasons to do your PhD at TRON

Cutting edge biomedical research

We offer exceptional opportunities for ambitious scientists to investigate innovative diagnostics and therapies for the treatment of cancer and other diseases with high medical need. TRON’s PhDs do cutting edge translational research in

  • RNA vaccination optimization
  • personalized anti-tumoral immunotherapy
  • protein engineeringtumor immunology
  • bioinformatics and systems biology
  • next generation sequencing
  • biomarker characterization
  • pre-clinical tumor models
  • viral gene transfer

TRON’s students have access to state-of-the-art equipment in several service units for their research. Beyond the support within these service units that makes research faster and easier, students also undergo at least two advanced training lab rotations to enrich their methodological experience.


International environment

TRON has an international team from more than 12 nationalities, all working in a dynamic research environment. In addition, we collaborate with international partners on several projects. All meetings such as our Journal and Data Club are held in English.


Shape the work

At TRON we believe in the collective creative power of enthusiastic people and in finding and fostering new talents. This is reflected in our work culture – TRON’s flat hierarchy endorses open communication and allows you to make a difference.

to develop presentation skills

Young scientists at TRON are an essential part of the team and are challenged to regularly present their data in-house as part of their professional development. They are also strongly encouraged to show their findings at national and international congresses and to publish their results in peer-reviewed international journals. See a selection of their publications below.

Annual retreat

An annual overnight or virtual retreat for all doctoral students, centered on focused seminars, where students and advisors discuss and exchange ideas in a casual atmosphere. The event is organized by our PhD students.


Publications from our PhD students: