12 PhD student projects (immunology and immunity to infection)

The newly established International Research Training Group between The University of Melbourne in Australia and the Friedrich-Wilhelms-University Bonn in Germany offers 12 PhD student projects to study immunology and immunity to infection.
The Bonn & Melbourne Research and Graduate School (Bo&Merang) focuses on the role of myeloid immune cells and adaptive immunity in the context of infection and inflammation. Students will perform the core of their PhD project in Melbourne and will spend 1 year in Bonn, jointly supervised by internationally leading principal investigators from both universities.
Melbourne is internationally recognized for excellent research on immune cell subsets and the study of immunity to microbial infections. Bonn is a major centre of immunological research in Germany with research strengths in inflammatory diseases, microenvironmental and transcriptional immune regulation and immune pattern sensing. These research areas at Melbourne and Bonn are highly synergistic and the scientific exchange between Melbourne and Bonn has created a superbly conducive environment for the training of students. PhD projects will be fully embedded in the coordinated training programs at both locations.
The research projects address immunity to viral hepatitis, Malaria, Salmonella, Legionnaires' disease, influenza, HIV, melanoma and Alzheimer’s disease, study mechanisms such as inflammasome activation, cross-presentation, nucleic acid detection and immune cell communication and use advanced methodology like transcriptomics, proteomics, bioinformatics and intravital imaging. For further information on the individual projects and the supervising scientists see http://bomerang.iei-bonn.de/bomerang.html
We are seeking passionate PhD candidates who are highly motivated to solve scientific questions with modern immunological approaches in a competitive environment. The ideal candidate holds a M.Sc. with an above-average university degree in Biology, Immunology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, or related fields with proven interest in immunology. Candidates with experience in relevant immunological research will be given priority. Excellent written and spoken English skills are mandatory.
Candidates can apply until 31st of July 2016 by submitting their credentials, CV and motivation letter to the address below. Candidates fulfilling the selection criteria will be interviewed by Skype or in person. Decisions will be made end of August 2016 and the projects are intended to start in the second half of 2016 or early in 2017.
Please send your application, preferably by email, until 31st of July 2016 to
c/o Marie Greyer
Associate Professor Sammy Bedoui
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Doherty Institute for Infection & Immunity
The University of Melbourne

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How to apply:
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Please send your application until 31. July 2016 to

c/o Marie Greyer
Associate Professor Sammy Bedoui
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Doherty Institute for Infection & Immunity
The University of Melbourne

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Type of job
PhD Project
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job experience is not required
Australia, Germany (Nordrhein-Westfalen)
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53127 Bonn
Area of expertise
Biology & Life Sciences

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The Institute of Molecular Medicine and Experimental Immunology (IMMEI) was founded in 2002.It is situated on the medical Campus of the Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universitat Bonn. The scientific mission of IMMEI is to understand the molecular and cellular mechanisms controlling the immune response in a local fashion to develop either into immunity or immune tolerance. Comprehensive knowledge of the...

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