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Graduate School “Infection” of the Leibniz Center Infection (LCI)
The Leibniz Center Infection (LCI) is a strategic alliance of the North German Leibniz Institutes Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine (BNITM), Research Center Borstel – LeibnizCenter for Medicine and Biosciences (FZB) and Heinrich Pette Institute, Leibniz Institute for Experimental Virology (HPI). The LCI focuses on global infections and links the complementary research of the three Leibniz institutes: tropical and emerging infections at BNITM, bacterial infections of the lung at FZB and viral diseases at HPI (www.lc-infection.com). The alliance provides a three-year structured graduate program on “Infection”. This interdisciplinary program offers ambitious training and research opportunities in the fields of Parasitology, Immunology, Bacteriology, Virology, Infection Biology, and Molecular-, Cellular- and Structural Biology as well as Pathobiology of Infectious Disease.
We are looking for the research group Asthma Mouse Models (Dr. Wegmann) at the time for a
PhD Student (m/f) (starting October 1st)
Graduates will work on cooperative projects from two LCI institutes in joint supervision. It is mandatory for each graduate to conduct at least 3 months of the research at the cooperating institute.
The project will be hosted by the Junior Research Group „Asthma Mouse Models“ at the FZB (www.fz-borstel.de) and mentored in close collaboration with the HPI (www.hpi-hamburg.de).
Your qualifications:
  • Candidates should hold a master’s degree (or equivalent) in Natural or Life Sciences 
  • Excellent English skills (written and communication)
Our offer:
  • You will work in a motivated interdisciplinary team
  • Doctoral candidate benefit from the Borstel Biomedical Research School (BBRS) program
  • Payment according to TVöD (VKA) of the German civil servant pay scale. The salary follows the agreement for doctoral students of the institute (65% TvÖD 13). 
The Research Center Borstel encourages female candidates to apply and will be treated favorably in case of equal qualification. Disabled applicants with equal qualifications will be considered on a preferential basis. For any questions please contact Dr. Michael Wegmann, mwegmann@fz-borstel.de (only information!)
The application should include a letter of motivation, CV, two letters of recommendation and a summary of the master/diploma thesis. Documents should be sent by 31.08.2015 exclusively by email as single pdf-file (not exceeding 5 MB) only to Forschungszentrum Borstel
Keyword:  213-LCI-PhD-Student
E-Mail: Personalmanagement@fz-borstel.de
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be informed.
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How to apply:
Send application to
mwegmann@fz-borstel.de (only information!)

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Working hours
Contract duration
Type of job
PhD Project
Work experience
job experience is not required
Germany (Schleswig-Holstein)
Working place
23845 Borstel (Sülfeld)
Area of expertise
Biology & Life Sciences