PhD Student (gn)

Institute of Infectiology at the Center for Molecular Biology of Inflammation (ZMBE)

The Institute of Infectiology at the Center for Molecular Biology of Inflammation (ZMBE) at the University Münster, Germany, is offering at the earliest opportunity limited to 3 years a position as a

PhD Student (gn*)
Ref. 05799

Salary according to German TV-L E13 (65%)

(*gn=gender neutral)

The Institute of Infectiology investigates the molecular mechanisms of pathogenicity and the host defense strategies of enteropathogenic bacteria. We are a vibrant, international team working towards a comprehensive understanding of the interactions between the enteric pathogens and their hosts/host cells. Recently we have started new projects to understand how the mammalian host counteracts an infection by enteropathogenic Yersiniae to provide insights into the complex pathogen-triggered responses and the role of neutrophils and macrophages in the host defense. For this purpose, we use a wide range of modern molecular biology, cell biology, immunology and infection biology techniques, as well as fluorescence microscopy, mouse infection models and various RNA-Seq techniques (dual RNA-Seq). The PhD project aims towards characterizing the innate immune responses which are triggered by the bacteria and how the pathogens circumvent their eradication by counteracting this defense using sophisticated cell culture systems and mouse infection models within a research consortium (SFB1450).

The Institute of Infectiology offers new state of the art equipment and a comprehensive strain and cell line collection.

For more information about the group see:


Applicants will have successfully completed a Master in the field (e.g. biology, biomedicine, biotechnology).

We are looking for applicants with a strong collaborative nature, effective communication skills and the capacity to work independently and as part of an international team.


The candidate should have a strong background in microbiology and/or immunol-ogy. Experience in mammalian cell culture, microscopy, mouse (infection) models, immunology techniques (flow cytometry), and work with pathogenic bacteria (BLS2) would be an advantage.

For more information please contact: Prof. Dr. Petra Dersch, T 0251 83-56466, petra.dersch(at)­uni-muenster(dot)­de.

Please send your application including your CV, a letter describing your motivation ( max 1 page) to work with us, copies of relevant certificates and the reference code until 14.04.2021 to Personalgewinnung des Universitätsklinikums Münster, Bewerbermanagement, Domagkstraße 5, 48149 Münster or via e-mail to Bewerbung(at)­ukmuenster(dot)­de.

Applications from female candidates are particularly encouraged. In the case of equal qualifications, competence and specific achievements, women will be considered on preferential terms within the framework of the legal possibilities unless reasons specific to an individual male candidate predominate. Handicapped candidates with equal qualifications will be given preference.

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.



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