PhD student and/or Post Doc in life sciences (m/f/d)

State-of-the-art medicine and nursing care you can rely on

Since being founded in 1815, Universitätsklinikum Erlangen has offered medicine of the highest standard and incorporated the latest insights from medical research and state-of-the-art equipment into diagnosis and therapy. More than 7,500 employees from approximately 50 different occupations are needed to provide the wide range of services offered by Universitätsklinikum Erlangen, ensuring our patients receive the very best care around the clock.

Activities and responsibilities

We are looking for excellent and highly motivated applicants to reinforce our lab for intestinal immunology and cell trafficking at the Department of Medicine 1 (Head: Prof. Dr. Markus F. Neurath) of the University Hospital Erlangen.

You will be responsible for a challenging and cutting-edge translational research project from the core field of our group “intestinal immunology and cell trafficking in inflammatory bowel diseases”. Our goal is to optimize the use of current therapies and to develop novel approaches for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease.

In our ambitious and internationally well-connected lab, pursuing the project will include the use of a broad spectrum of immunological and molecular biological techniques (e.g., FACS, IHC, ELISA, qPCR), a variety of state-of-the art functional assays, advanced imaging modalities (e.g., intravital confocal microscopy, light sheet microscopy) and complex experimental in vivo models of intestinal inflammation and wound healing.
You are expected to present your results on international conferences and to publish them in high-impact peer-reviewed journals.

Qualification profile

You have obtained an excellent Master’s degree or PhD in life sciences? You have a high level of enthusiasm for experimental research (including animal experiments). You have outstanding English skills? You are motivated to pursue an academic scientific career and to work hard for it? Self-reliance and sense of responsibility are a matter of course for you?
Then you fulfill all necessary qualifications to be considered for our team and we hope to receive your application.

Profound knowledge and skills in immunological and molecular biological techniques, experience with advanced imaging modalities and experimental in vitro and in vivo models as well as having obtained the FELASA qualification may further boost your application.

Further information:
  • Payment according to the German TV-L scale: 65 % and 100 % of pay group 13 of the Collective Agreement for the Public Service (TV-Länder) for PhD students and post docs, respectively.
  • The position is initially for a fixed term of one year; prolongation of successful work is in the interest of the group.
  • The starting date is as soon as possible, preferably 01.01.2020
  • Deadline for applications: 24.11.2019

We offer

  • A secure, interesting position as part of a young and dynamic, motivated and open-minded team
  • A thorough and qualified induction, and support in your new challenge.
  • Varied and responsible tasks with individual opportunities to grow and develop as a professional
  • A wide range of services for promoting a healthy lifestyle
  • All public service benefits, including supplementary benefits from the Federal and State
  • Government Pension Fund (VBL).
  • A family friendly environment and, if applicable, places in University accommodation
  • Professional experience can be taken into account when calculating total period of employment
  • A stimulating, collaborative, and international research environment with excellent scientific working conditions
  • Continuous scientific mentoring in the frame of FAU postgraduate mentoring programs

Send application to

Dr. med. Sebastian Zundler
Department of Medicine 1
University Hospital Erlangen
Tel. (+49) (0) 9131/85-35000

While applying for the job please refer to jobvector and use the following reference number: erl-ibd_1019

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Modernste Medizin - mit Sicherheit Das Universitätsklinikum Erlangen bietet seit seiner Gründung im Jahr 1815 Medizin auf höchstem Niveau. In Diagnose und Therapie werden neueste Erkenntnisse der medizinischen Forschung sowie modernste Geräte eingesetzt. Uni-Klinikum, Universität und Stadt verfolgen gemeinsam das Ziel, "Stadt der Gesundheit und Medizin" zu werden. Im nordbayerischen...
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