Doktorand (gn*) / PhD Student (gn*) Job Id:  5699 (*gn= gender neutral) The Institute for Immunology (research group of Prof. Dr. Thomas Vogl) at the University of Münster, Germany, invites applications for a position limited to 3 years. Part-Time with 65% Salary Level E 13 TV-L

Research Project:: For a new DFG-funded Collaborative Research Centre 1450 (insight, multiscale imaging of organ-specific inflammation) we are looking for a highly motivated PhD student with a strong interest in molecular imaging in vivo, cell biology, molecular biology and immunology. The successful candidate will join existing working groups at the Institute of Immunology and at the European Institute for Molecular Imaging (EIMI) at the University of Münster. Our research focuses on mechanisms of the innate immune system, its regulation and therapeutic modulation in clinically relevant inflammatory diseases and preclinical models.

Requirements: Master in Biological Science, Pharmacy, (Bio)-Chemistry or (Bio)-Medicine. The ideal candidate should be enthusiastic about science, have a strong background in immunology or cellular biology, molecular imaging and have some expertise on mouse animal models. English and German are the working languages in the Institutes. Excellent communication skills and ability to work independently will also be valued.

Research project: The research project will address the regulatory role of alarmins in arthritis with special focus on molecular imaging technologies in vivo (PET/CT, FRI, intravital microscopy) and its response mechanisms in systemic inflammatory processes. The experimental program includes cutting edge innovative imaging and immunological methods, techniques of molecular and cellular biology, genome editing of myeloid stem cells and analysis of preclinical mouse models (transgenic and knock-out).

Candidates should submit by SuccessFactors, a short statement of research experience and motivation (max 1 page), a CV including a list of publications, and the names and contact information of two potential referees until 27.09.2022.

The University Hospital of Münster is one of the leading hospitals in Germany. Such a position cannot be achieved by size and medical successes alone. The individual commitment counts above all. We need your commitment so that even with little things we can achieve great things for our patients. There are many possibilities open for you so that you may develop with them.

Applications of women are specifically invited. In the case of similar qualifications, competence, and specific achievements, women will be considered on preferential terms within the framework of the legal possibilities. Handicapped candidates with equivalent qualifications will be given preference. Due to legal requirements working with us is only permitted with complete vaccination against Covid-19 and measles.

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