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PhD positions

The Chair of Interventional Immunology (Prof. Beckhove), the Chair of Immunology (Prof. Feuerer), as well as the junior research group led by Dr. Christian Schmidl, offer several PhD positions in the cutting-edge research fields of immune regulation and cancer immunotherapy.

Our groups are interested in investigating the mechanisms underlying the complex interplay between immune and malignant cells, resulting in the control and eradication of cancer. With the help of state-of-the-art methods such as long term live cell imaging, single cell RNA-sequencing and transcriptome analysis, chromatin immunoprecipitation, chromatin accessibility mapping and CRISPR genome editing, etc., we are aiming to reveal the molecular basis of effective immune responses to malignancies.

Furthermore, we are working on projects focusing on mechanisms of immune regulation. Regulatory T cells (Treg) maintain self-tolerance, thereby affecting a variety of conditions, including cancer, autoimmunity, and inflammation. In addition, Treg cells can support organ homeostasis by differentiating into specialized tissue Treg cells. We are interested in understanding how tissue localized Tregs cells function.

Your Profile:

We are looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic individuals, able to work independently as well as a part of interdisciplinary teams. Master/Diploma or equivalent degree in biology, biochemistry, biomedicine or closely related subject is required. Strong background in cell and molecular biology, a keen interest in the immune system and molecular mechanisms, and the aspiration to learn and work with state-of-the-art techniques is essential. Furthermore, excellent oral and written communication skills in English, are mandatory.

What we offer:

We offer the opportunity to work at the interface of immunology and cancer, which is one of the most exciting fields of recent biomedical research. We provide a dynamic and motivating working environment, where you can foster your skills and get the opportunity to learn cutting-edge techniques. We offer excellent mentoring and the opportunity to contribute and develop own ideas. The positions are available for 3 years, with the possibility for prolongation. The post is remunerated on the TV-L salary scale (TV-L13, 50%).

If we have awakened your interest and you are open to new professional challenges, we would be delighted to receive an informative application from you.

Please send your full applications (including curriculum vitae, a letter of motivation, certificates, expected availability date, a list of publications, and 2-3 references; as a single PDF file) by email to Mrs. Sabine Repp, indicating registration number RCI0118. Application deadline is February 15th, 2018.

Mrs Sabine Repp

E-Mail: sabine.repp@ukr.de

Phone: +49 941 943 5940


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