Doktorand (m/w) in Immunologie, Boston University, USA

The Boston University Pulmonary Center (PD Dr. med. Bosmann) is recruiting PhD students (Doktorand m/w) for projects on infection-associated immunology.

We are looking for outstanding PhD candidates with a strong research career focus, who are among the best 5% of students in their class. The research training will be conducted at Boston University, Boston, USA and a PhD degree or Dr. rer. nat. is awarded by the University of Mainz, Germany.

Activities and responsibilities

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and sepsis are life-threatening complications of microbial infections with profound disturbances of the immune system. In the current absence of definitive treatment options, ARDS and sepsis represent an enormous problem for health systems worldwide. Our laboratory is dedicated to obtain a better mechanistic understanding of the molecular processes during the pathogenesis of these inflammatory diseases. Several novel transgenic mouse strains generated by our laboratory will be available.

We are looking for highly motivated individuals to promote our basic and translational research. Special areas of interest are the role of novel pathogen-associated molecular patterns (e.g. polyphosphates), host-pathogen interactions, neutrophils, macrophages and cytokines (e.g. IL-27) and related signaling pathways. The projects will be tailored to meet the individual qualifications and interests of the PhD student. For example, the nature and extent of molecular biology techniques, immunology methods, bioinformatics or a focus on surgical mouse models can be discussed with the applicant.

The projects will involve a broad spectrum of immunology methods together with massive parallel sequencing (bulk RNA-Seq, single-cell RNA-Seq) including data analysis. Boston University uses a newly established Single-Cell Core Facility. Another area of interest is genome editing by RNA-guided nucleases (e.g. CRISPR-Cas9). The research strongholds at Boston University include the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) and a Center for Regenerative Medicine (CReM).

Qualification profile

The candidate should hold a Master's degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Medicine, Biotechnology or a related field of study.

We offer

Further information is available:

Please send your CV, publication list, academic transcripts and names of three references to: PD Dr. med. Markus Bosmann, Associate Professor of Medicine, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine,

Send application to

Markus Bosmann , M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
BU Pulmonary Center
Department of Medicine
Boston Universit y
72 East Concord Street, R-224 Boston, MA 02118 faculty/markus-bosmann-m-d/

While applying for the job please refer to jobvector and use the following reference number: MB-PhD-2019-4

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