PhD students (m/f/x) in Immunology

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

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”.

The Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) 1054 explores the plasticity of cell-fate decisions in the immune system to identify signals that confer T cell plasticity and characterize their molecular basis. Our long-term research goal is to identify targets that control immune cell differentiation for specific therapeutic intervention. The included Integrative Research Training Group (IRTG) represents a powerful tool to provide a structured framework for the training and supervision of young scientists. The IRTG is integrated into the Munich Medical Research School (MMRS) of LMU Munich.

We analyze extracellular vesicles (EVs) and evaluate in vivo data on the roles of exosomes as mediators of T cell differentiation. Furthermore, we harness EVs to influence T cells therapeutically.

PhD positions are available immediately under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Thomas Brocker. Visit the webpage, to explore the fast-developing and highly interdisciplinary field of immunotherapy.

Tasks and responsibilities

The successful candidates will develop new approaches to manipulate the immune system against inflammatory diseases and cancer by generating novel classes of recombinant molecules.


Applicants should hold a Master’s or equivalent degree in Immunology, Cell/Molecular Biology, Molecular Medicine, or similar and should have a strong commitment to research and a scientific career. Previous experience in basic immunological techniques such as multiparameter flow cytometry, cell culture, basic molecular biology techniques, or in vivo (mouse) experiments is expected. Excellent communication skills and fluency in English (spoken and written) are required.
We seek scientifically driven and well-organized individuals.
Starting dates are flexible. We will consider applications until we fill the position.


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 + contact information of two referees) as a single PDF file via e-mail.


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