PhD student (m/f/x) in Immunology – Dendritic Cell Biology

Faculty of Medicine - Biomedical Center (BMC) - The Krug lab at the Institute for Immunology
Start date
as soon as possible
Application deadline
2 Aug 2021

The Krug lab at the Institute for Immunology, Biomedical Center, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU), is currently recruiting within the
Collaborative Research Centre 1054 “Control and Plasticity of Cell-Fate Decisions in the Immune System”.

Our lab works on development and plasticity of dendritic cells and on the regulation of innate and cellular immune responses to viral infection and vaccination using mouse models and human blood or tissue samples. Find more information here.

The project is integrated into the Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) 1054 “Control and Plasticity of Cell-Fate Decisions in the Immune System”. The Integrated Research Training Group (IRTG) 1054, which is part of the Munich Medical Research School (MMRS) of LMU Munich, provides a structured framework for training and supervision.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Designing and conducting dendritic cell precursor cell fate assays in vitro
  • Performing cell transfer experiments and infection experiments in vivo in the mouse model
  • Investigate function of dendritic cells ex vivo and in vivo
  • Computational analysis of high-dimensional flow cytometric and transcriptome data.


  • Master’s or equivalent degree in Immunology, Cell/Molecular Biology, Molecular Medicine, or similar
  • Candidates are expected to work well in an interactive and cooperative scientific environment, display intellectual curiosity and strong commitment to research
  • Skills in basic immunological techniques such as multiparameter flow cytometry, cell culture, basic molecular biology techniques, or in vivo (mouse) experiments
  • The ideal candidate has some experience in or aptitude for computational analysis (using R or Python)
  • Excellent communication skills and fluency in English (spoken and written).


The LMU is committed to a family-oriented policy and an equal opportunity employer, specifically welcoming female scientists' applications.

Also possible in a part-time capacity.

People with disabilities who are equally as qualified as other applicants will receive preferential treatment.


Please send us applications (including a letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, names + two references) as a single PDF file via e-mail.


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