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PhD students "Neuroinflammation and mucosal immunology"

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The Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry is one of the leading research institutes within the fields of biochemistry, cell and structural biology and biomedicine. With its 7 scientific departments, 25 research groups, and a staff of around 850 people, the institute is one of the largest institutes within the Max Planck Society.

PhD students (m/f)

The research group “Neuroinflammation and mucosal immunology” invites applications for a PhD student position.
Field of work:
The focus of the research group is to understand how the intestinal microbes control autoimmune responses targeted against central nervous system. The intestine is home to trillions of microorganisms which are beneficial for health. However, recent investigations reveal a far broader role of intestinal microbes in many physiological and pathological conditions.  Our goal is to gain comprehensive insights into the processes elicited by the intestinal microbes during autoimmunity. We will employ cutting-edge technologies such as germ free mice, microbiome sequencing, flow cytometry and various immunological assays in this research project.
For further information and our recent publications please visit our website:
Our offer
The position is open immediately and the expected duration of PhD is about 3 - 4 years. The candidate will receive expert training on mouse models and various immunological techniques. The Max Planck institute campus offer a stimulating and interdisciplinary research environment.
Your qualifications
We seek highly motivated, ambitious, talented and committed individuals to help setting up an enthusiastic and collaborative team in an outstanding scientific environment. The applicant is required to hold a master or equivalent degree in biological sciences or related fields. The working language of the lab is English. Previous experience in mouse genetics, cellular immunology, and microbiology or flow cytometry is an advantage.
The salary level will be according to TVöD.
The Max Planck Society is committed to employ more disabled individuals and especially encourages them to apply. We also seek to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and especially encourage them to apply.
Please send your application including a cover letter, CV, academic certificates and names and contact information of 3 referees all in a single pdf file by e-mail to:
Dr. Gurumoorthy Krishnamoorthy ( Applications will be reviewed on June 15th 2015 but are also considered after this date until the position is filled. 


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Deutschland (Bayern)
82152 Martinsried (München)
Biologie & Life Sciences