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PhD position (m/f) in Immunology and Infection Biology

 Ludwig Maximilians Universität  Planegg - Martinsried
 Dendritic cells play crucial roles in host defense, immune regulation and tissue homeostasis. We aim to understand the developmental pathways of these cells and determine to what extent cellular functions are established during ontogeny or influenced by the specific local tissue environment.

The focus of the funded project is to study the organ-specific functions of dendritic cells and understand the contribution of dendritic cells to innate host defense against fungal and bacterial pathogens. Additionally, we want to assess the role of dendritic cells during immune responses induced by tissue injury. We will make use of novel mouse models allowing for the visualisation of dendritic cells by fluorescent markers, as well as selective genetic manipulation and targeted ablation of dendritic cell subsets. In parallel, systematic phenotypic, transcriptional and functional analyses of mononuclear phagocytes from human primary tissue will be carried out to assess if similar functional subsets exist in human pathologies.
 
For more information about the lab visit: 
http://www.wbex.med.uni-muenchen.de/pages/principal_b_schraml.htm
http://www.sfb914.med.uni-muenchen.de/research_areas/part_a/project_a11/index.html
 
Your responsibilities include:
  • We are looking for creative individuals wanting to take an active role in the development of the newly established research group.
  • Independent execution of experiments, both with live animals and in cell culture, safety level S1 and S2, isolation of cells and tissues for molecular biology, flow cytometry, fluorescence microscopy and intravital imaging.
  • Good communication skills and fluency in English are required.
We offer:
  • Excellent scientific environment and state of the art facilities in the brand new Biomedical Center Munich
  • A young, international and well-funded research team
  • Competitive salary according to the German public service scale (TV-L)
 
Starting dates are flexible. We will consider applications until positions are filled. Enquiries and applications: Dr. Barbara Schraml (barbara.schraml@med.uni-muenchen.de). Please include: a CV, list of publications, a short statement of research interests and why you chose to apply for this position, names and contact information of two references.
Severely disabled applicants will be preferentially considered in case of equal qualification.

How to apply:
Enquiries and applications: Dr. Barbara Schraml (barbara.schraml@med.uni-muenchen.de). Please include: a CV, list of publications, a short statement of research interests and why you chose to apply for this position, names and contact information of two references.
Kontakt für Bewerbungen
barbara.schraml@med.uni-muenchen.de
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