PhD Position in Biology
University Medical Center Freiburg
Deutschland

PhD Position in Biology
 
We focus on translational research in the field of immune responses against hepatitis viruses as well as SARS-CoV2 and hepatocellular carcinoma. Our results contribute to a better understanding of human immune responses with implications for therapeutic strategies.
 
The lab has a focus on translational immunological research. We are particularly interested in the mechanisms regulating T cells in chronic infection, cancer and autoimmune disease, with a focus on understanding T cell exhaustion. The aim of the funded project is to access antigen-specific T-cell responses linked to outcome and pathogenesis of chronic viral infections. Your work will unravel diverging mechanisms of antigen-specific CD8+ T cell adaptation and dysfunction and contribute to a better understanding of human immune responses with implications for therapeutic strategies.
We offer:
  • a translational project in a clinically relevant setting with the possibility to implement your own ideas
  • working in a dedicated interdisciplinary team of biologists and physicians on exciting research topics 
  • possible participation in a graduate program
  • a unique network of excellent partners for continuous support in development of your scientific profile
  • a good working atmosphere in modern laboratories with cutting-edge equipment
  • buddy System for new doctoral researchers
  • participation in a wide range of further training opportunities and participation in (inter)national conferences
  • salaries are based on the German academic standards (TV-L E13, 65 %) with attractive employe benefits, e.g. Jobticket UKF
  • an annual additional payment (Weihnachtsgeld)
  • 30 days of vacation
Your work includes but is not limited to:
  • autonomous processing of research tasks dealing with immune responses in chronic viral infections 
  • working with infectious sample material (S3** lab)
  • application of state-of-the-art and cutting-edge methods of cell and molecular biology including
  • high dimensional FACS and single cell transcriptome analysis 
  • establishing of new methods to elaborate on subsequent research questions
  • presentation of results on regular lab and consortium meetings and (inter)national conferences 
  • supervision of students
Prerequisites:
We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual who enjoys translational scientific work in an interdisciplinary and international team.
  • graduation (M. Sc.) in biology, molecular medicine or related subjects preferentially with focus on immunology 
  • strong interest in translational research and human immunology 
  • distinct working autonomy combined with a high capacity for teamwork 
  • a careful and focused working habit 
  • enjoy scientific work
  • awareness of careful documentation
  • ability to work independently and as a part of an international team
  • communication skills in English
  • knowledge in presentation skills

If you are interested, please submit your application in German or English (including CV, a motivation letter and contact details of two references).

 
University Medical Center Freiburg
Clinic for Internal Medicine II
TEXIMMED2-FR (Translational EXperimental IMmunology lab)
Hugstetter Str. 55, 79106 Freiburg

For further information please contact:

 
Dr. Catrin Tauber
0761/270-39110
catrin.tauber@uniklinik-freiburg.de
 
 
 
Allgemeiner Hinweis: Die Vergütung erfolgt nach Tarif. Vollzeitstellen sind grundsätzlich teilbar, soweit dienstliche oder rechtliche Gründe nicht entgegenstehen. Schwerbehinderte Bewerber*innen werden bei gleicher Eignung besonders berücksichtigt. Einstellungen erfolgen durch die Abteilung Personalbetreuung.


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