PhD position - Enteric neuroimmune interaction

The Department of Surgery, University of Bonn Medical School, Germany invites candidates for a
PhD position (TV-L EG13, 65%).
We are looking for a highly motivated candidate, interested in the study of neuroimmunological interactions between the enteric nervous system and resident immune cells during intestinal homeostasis and inflammation. Several in vivo models of acute and chronic inflammation, including surgical approaches, are part of the PhD thesis.
The position starts as soon as possible and is funded for a period of three years.
The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated, team-oriented graduate with an university degree in Medicine, Biology, Biomedicine or a related subject. He/she will have a strong interest in intestinal neuroimmunology and is willing to work with animals models. Experience with animal experimentation, in flow cytometry and (primary) cell cultures are required. Research expertise in the field of intestinal inflammation is of advantage. Candidates should also have a very good command of written and spoken English.
We offer a position in a friendly, highly visible international research team. Our laboratory is located in the operative center of the campus in very close proximity to other collaborating groups. Our team consists of highly motivated basic research scientist, clinical scientist and doctoral students. We are well connected in the scientific community and we are a member of the ImmunoSensation Cluster of Excellence. Participation in this project is a chance to work in a clinically highly relevant topic within a state of the art equipped laboratory.
We offer salary according to the German salary scale TVL EG13 (0,65%, Jobticket and supplementary benefits in the public sector (pension plan according to VBL).
The University of Bonn is an equal opportunities employer.
Please submit your application (including CV, a motivation letter stating research and career interests, copies of education certificates, and two letters of recommendation or contact information of 2 referees) via email in a single PDF file within the next 3 weeks. Please refer to the application number 036_2016.
How to apply:
Email, single pdf file.
Send application to
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Sven Wehner
Department of Surgery / Immune Pathophysiology
University of Bonn Medical School
Sigmund-Freud-Str. 25
53127 Bonn
While applying for the job please refer to jobvector and use the following reference number: 036-2016

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