Ph.D. student position (m/f/d) / Nutrition and Immunology

Updated: 24 days ago

30.08.2021, Wissenschaftliches Personal

We are currently seeking a highly motivated and talented scientist to join this exciting Hans Fischer Senior program of the TUM Institute of Advanced Studies (TUM-IAS) together with the Chair of Nutrition and Immunology. Prof. Thaddeus Stappenbeck from Cleveland and Prof. Dr. Dirk Haller will co-supervise the Ph.D. candidate (the workplace is in Freising at the Chair of Nutrition and Immunology, TUM).

The incidence of immune-mediated and metabolism-related chronic diseases like inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and colorectal cancer (CRC) have dramatically been increasing over the past decades in industrialized countries. The intestinal epithelium is the most regenerative tissue in the human body. In IBD, the intestinal epithelium is challenged by repetitive cycles of wounding and subsequent healing processes due to recurrent inflammatory episodes, and the number and duration of inflammatory insults is associated with an increased risk of developing CRC. Injury-associated stem cells, tissue-related factors and the microbial milieu are imperative in orchestrating tissue regeneration and barrier restoration. The major focus of this collaborative project is to better understand the role of epithelial metabolic activity in regulating stem cell responses under conditions of chronic inflammation.
We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic PhD student with an excellent M. Sc. or diploma degree in Nutritional Science, Biology, Biotechnology or a related discipline. The candidate should have a solid background in either immunology, microbiology or molecular biology and should be willing to work with mouse models.
We offer a challenging interdisciplinary project at the interface of nutrition, microbiome research and biomedicine, well-equipped laboratories with top-notch facilities (germ-free mouse house, high-throughput technologies for sequencing and mass spectrometry) and a fruitful scientific environment.
The position is available immediately and funded for 3 (+ 1) years. Salary will be determined according to the German collective wage agreement in public service (TV-L 13/65%).
TUM is an equal opportunity employer. Therefore, women are especially encouraged to apply. Disabled persons with equivalent qualifications will be preferentially employed.
If you are interested please send your application with CV, a brief statement of research experiences and interests, diplomas and the names and contact information of two references in a single PDF file by e-mail until September 24th, 2021 to
Technical University of Munich
Chair for Nutrition and Immunology
Prof. Dr. Dirk Haller
Gregor-Mendel-Str. 2, 85354 Freising
Tel. +49 8161 71 2019

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