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12 positions for Natural Sciences PhD students (m/ f /d)

At the Research Training Group "Immunological Switches in Allergies and Autoimmune Diseases" (GRK 2668/1) at the School of Medicine and Health of the Technical University of Munich (TUM)

21.07.2024

The Research Training Group "Immunological Switches in Allergies and Autoimmune Diseases" (GRK 2668/1) at the School of Medicine and Health of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) offers with start date January 2025

12 positions for Natural Sciences PhD students (m/ f /d)

Up to 40% of the population in industrialized countries suffer from allergic diseases and about 5-8% from autoimmune diseases with a further increasing prevalence. A better understanding of the pathogenesis of these diseases is urgently needed for the development of new diagnostics and treatment strategies. The scientific goal of this Research Training Group (GK), reviewed and funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), is to identify immune master switches (IMS) that orchestrate directional disease development.

We are looking for 12 motivated natural science PhD students for high quality project areas (for more information: www.rtg2668.de), which are assigned to the two overarching thematic blocks allergy / allergic inflammation and autoimmune diseases. The special feature of the research training group is the interdisciplinary projects and the selected experienced working groups, which are offering state-of- the-art technologies (high-dimensional flow cytometry, viral gene transfer, live-cell imaging, pre-clinical disease models, single cell sequencing, cell culture with organ cultures and many more). In addition to the outstanding technical possibilities, candidates will be partnered with one researching medical colleague in research each (innovative tandem concept) and will thereby also gain insights into the problems and clinical presentations of allergies and autoimmune diseases. This is the second generation of doctoral students and the structures are therefore already established. The aim is to uncover key mechanisms and switches in the development of these diseases.

We offer an excellent interdisciplinary research environment and beyond that:

  • Employment for three years at a part-time rate of 65%.
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration with a tandem partner
  • Support by administrative structures of the TU (TUM Graduate School, TUM School of Medicine as well as Medical Graduate Center
  • Inclusion in our mentoring program, one-on-one coaching, soft skills courses and targeted workshops / seminars to support your career.

Our call for tenders is addressed to:
Excellent natural scientists with a Masters degree.
- Immunology, cell biology or molecular biology research experience - Laboratory experience

If you are interested, please send us the following documents:

  • Letter of motivation including a short statement on your current employment situation and your career goal
  • Degree certificates, Bachelor's and Master's degree certificates and the transcript of records
  • Topic of the Master's thesis
  • Curriculum vitae and list of publications

Please send your application to application.rtg2668.derma@mh.tum.de by 21.07.2024.


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