PhD student (m/f/x)

Institution
Faculty of Medicine - Biomedical Center (BMC) - Institute for Immunology
Start date
as soon as possible
Application deadline
31 Aug 2021
Remuneration group
TV-L E13

The Heissmeyer lab at the Institute for Immunology, Biomedical Center, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU), is currently recruiting one PhD student.

Our work integrates RNA biology and experimental immunology. We study post-transcriptional gene regulation in T cells. Preclinical models are applied to dissect the molecular reprogramming of T cells and evaluate its therapeutic potential.

This third-party funded project (DFG) will analyze how post-transcriptional gene regulation or its manipulation can prevent autoimmunity or improve anti-tumor responses. The candidate PhD student will perform single-cell RNA sequencing and CRISPR/Cas9-mediated gene editing in primary T cells.

The project is integrated into the Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) Transregio 338: „LETSIMMUN - Lymphocyte Engineering for Therapeutic Synthetic Immunity“, and CRC 1054 “Control and Plasticity of Cell-Fate Decisions in the Immune System”.

Requirements

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in life sciences
  • Highly motivated candidate who has already basic knowledge of molecular immunology and is open for new technologies
  • Ability to work independently and goal-oriented
  • Experience in flow cytometry, cell culture and molecular biology
  • Very good communication skills and fluency in English
  • Enthusiasm for science
  • Team spirit.

Benefits

  • Modern workplace with cutting-edge technology embedded in a stimulating scientific community at the Biomedical Center of the LMU on the HighTech-Campus Martinsried.
  • Dynamic young teams within the institute with many collaborative projects.
  • Participation of the PhD candidate in structured PhD programs (Integrated Training Group) and scientific conferences.
  • Employees are remunerated according to salary group TV-L E 13

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.

Contact

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

Email: vigo.heissmeyer@med.uni-muenchen.de

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