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PhD position - Immunoregulation of Inflammation in Allergy and Infection

IRTG 1911
Immunoregulation of Inflammation in Allergy and Infection
The Research Center Borstel is an international, federal-and state-funded science company with 550 employees. Our central task is research and patient care in the field of respiratory diseases. We operate both,as an infrastructure of basic research as well as a medical clinic. We have one goal: to improve existing methods for the detection, prevention and treatment of lung diseases and to develop new, innovative therapeutic approaches.
The University of Lübeck is a modern Life-Science University with ten academic programs including Medicine, Informatics, Medical Informatics, Molecular Life Science, Infection Biology, Mathematics in Medicine and Life Science and Medical Engineering. Within the medical section the

International Research Training Group 1911
“Immunoregulation of Inflammation in Allergy and Infection“

funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) offers a structured international doctoral program. The program is organized by the University of Lübeck, the Leibniz Research Center Borstel, the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and promotes systematic research cooperation between the German and the US institutions allowing expeditious research-related qualification of doctoral researchers.
The major goal is to provide an international network of training and research centered around projects that aim at identifying novel pathways that initiate, maintain and resolve chronic infectious and allergic diseases. The research program is supplemented by a structured qualification and cross-border supervisory concept with defined training modules integrating student exchanges between the German and the US partner institutions. The qualification concept comprises an IRTG-specific seminar that integrates visiting researchers, jointly held courses, a yearly retreat, an international symposium, a mandatory 6 -12 months lab visit of the US partner lab and individualized educational as well as mentoring programs. This framework is designed to convey skills to the doctoral researchers that qualify for the domestic and the international job market within a period of three years.
The IRTG is now seeking excellent candidates to staff up to

Two PhD positions at the Research Center Borstel
(starting July 15, 2016, PhD track; Dr. rer. nat.)

within the projects of the IRTG
  • B6: The impact of Tr1 cells in aged mice on susceptibility and vaccination efficacy in tuberculosis
  • B7: Neutrophil – efferocyte interaction in immunity to M. tuberculosis infection
We are looking for highly motivated and qualified candidates with strong interest and background in immunology. Requirements include a master degree (or equivalent) with excellent grades in biology, biochemistry or related sciences. Solid command of the English language is essential.
The positions will be paid according to the regulations of the civil service collective wage agreement (PhD: TVöD 65% of level E13). The Research Center Borstel encourages female candidates to apply and will be treated favourably in case of equal qualification. Disabled applicants with equal qualifications will be considered on a preferential basis.
Electronic applications (including C.V., list of publications, research experience, letter of recommendation and copies of all degrees and courses) should be send as one pdf-file (max. 4MB) to info@irtg1911.uni-luebeck.de not later than June 15th, 2016.
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