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At the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Department of Neurology – Inflammatory diseases of the nervous system one

PhD student
Ref. 10333

is available immediately.

We are interested in understanding the pathophysiology and immunology of neuroinflammatory diseases (especially Multiple Sclerosis). Specifically we will study the interaction between neurons and glia cells and T cells invading the central nervous system in Multiple Sclerosis and related animal models.

The applicants will work within the Neuroimmunology lab as part of the newly established research group of PD Dr. Meyer zu Hörste funded by an “NRW-Rückkehrstipendium”. The projects will be closely associated with a trans-regional Collaborative Research Center CRC128 Multiple Sclerosis (Centers: Münster, Mainz, Munich). This unique situation ensures high quality research and optimal networking with the leading groups in this field all over Germany and internationally. The position is available from January 1st 2016 and is initially restricted to three years with a salary group of TV-L E13 65%. Extensions will be possible depending on the progress of the projects.

Our lab has a long-standing expertise in a broad range of immunological approaches including genetically engineered mouse models, multi-color flow cytometry, T cell and brain slice culture, functional assays, and a strong translational research focus working with human immune cells.

The candidate should possess a Diploma (Master) in Biology, Biomedicine, Biochemistry or related fields. We expect a strong interest in Immunology and / or Neurobiology. Previous experience with animal experimentation, flow cytometry, immunological assays or cell biology techniques will be helpful.

This position requires a highly motivated individual with a clear dedication to research, excellent written and verbal communication skills and profound English knowledge. The applicant should be able to work independently, but also to be a team player and be willing to contribute to the team’s success.

Applications of women are specifically invited. In the case of similar qualifications, competence, and specific achievements, women will be considered on preferential terms within the framework of the legal possibilities. Handicapped candidates with equivalent qualifications will be given preference.

Contact detail

How to apply:
To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and CV electronically until 28.12.2015.
Send application to
Prof. Dr. Heinz Wiendl (heinz.wiendl@ukmuenster.de) and to PD Dr. Gerd Meyer zu Hörste ( gerd.mzh@uni-muenster.de )


Job profile

Working hours
Contract duration
Type of job
PhD Project
Work experience
job experience is not required
Germany (Nordrhein-Westfalen)
Working place
48149 Münster
Area of expertise
Biology & Life Sciences, Human medicine