PhD position in "Molecular regulation of type 2 immune responses"

Updated: 23 days ago

16.01.2020, Wissenschaftliches Personal

We are looking for a PhD student as part of the Helmholtz Young Investigator group "Innate Immunomodulation". The team is exploring molecular mechanisms that control type 2 immune responses in the context of chronic type 2 inflammation (e.g. allergy and asthma) as well as during infection with helminth parasites.

At the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Helmholtz Center Munich (HMGU) you will find a scientifically stimulating international environment. Together with renowned scientists and supported by an excellent infrastructure you make an important contribution of the improvement of people’s quality of life.
The Center of Allergy & Environment (ZAUM) is a hybrid institute of TUM and HMGU. Our research is focused on the understanding of mechanisms involved in the development of allergies in the context of genetic predisposition, immune system and environmental factors. We conduct applied, clinical and basic research with the aim to understand the mechanisms of allergic diseases, to assess risks for the onset of allergy as well as to develop novel strategies for prevention und therapy. To contibute to our research projects, we are looking for highly motivated and skilled candidates for a
PhD position in "Molecular regulation of type 2 immune responses"
Job description:
The PhD student will be part of the Helmholtz Young Investigator group "Innate Immunomodulation". The team is exploring molecular mechanisms that control type 2 immune responses in the context of chronic type 2 inflammation (e.g. allergy and asthma) as well as during infection with helminth parasites.
The ideal candidate will be capable of coordinating a multifaceted research project and of working both independently and collaboratively in a team. The successful applicant will explore the mechanisms by which allergens regulate macrophage activation and functions. The project will include the investigation of metabolic and epigenetic pathways that control type 2 inflammation in humans and in experimental mouse models.
An ideal applicant should have experience with state-of the art techniques in the study of inflammation, with emphasis on the molecular and immunological analysis of airway tissue and/ or leukocytes. Experience in mouse models of inflammation and/ or epigenetics is a plus.
Your qualifications:
• Strong motivation, scientific curiosity and commitment to scientific excellence
• MSc in life sciences or related disciplines, background in immunology and strong interest in medical / biological questions
• Experience in mammalian cell culture
• Previous experience with mouse models is a plus
• Knowledge and high interest in cellular regulatory mechanisms, metabolism, epigenetics and inflammation
• Interest in discussing and exploring potential project ideas with collaboration partners
• Team player skills and enthusiasm to work in a multi-disciplinary, collaborative environment
• Excellent command of the English language
What we offer you

A challenging and versatile field of work providing you with the freedom to follow your instinct and be creative. With the help of extensive and goal-oriented professional development measures and career-building programmes (e.g. https://www.helmholtz-helena.de/about-us/helena/index.html) we encourage you to grow as a person. To ensure a good work/life balance we assist you with flexible working hours, in-house health management, a nursery as well as other consultation and support options.
Munich, with its numerous lakes and its vicinity to the Alps, is considered to be one of the cities with the best quality of life worldwide. With its first-class universities and research institutes it offers an intellectually stimulating environment.
Remuneration and social benefits are based on the collective wage agreement for public-sector employees at federal level (E13 TV-L, 65%). The position is initially limited to 3 years, but under certain circumstances an extension can be arranged. Qualified applicants with physical disabilities will be given preference. Curious? If you have further questions, contact Dr. Julia Esser-von-Bieren on 089 4140-3454, who will be happy to be of assistance. We are looking forward to receiving your comprehensive application (cover letter, CV, certificates) per Email ([email protected]) until 28.02.2020.

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