Research Associate (PhD student) (gn)

Institute of Immunology

The Institute of Immunology is offering at the earliest opportunity limited to 3 years a position as a

Research Associate (PhD Student) (gn*)
Ref. 05872

Part-Time with 65%
Salary according to German TV-L E13

(*gn=gender neutral)

Position Description / Responsibilities:

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.

Required Qualifications:

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).

Please send your email, in a single pdf file, 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 before 21.04.2021 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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