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PhD student (GMzH-2)

The University Clinic of Münster is one of the leading hospitals in Germany. Such a position cannot be achieved by size and medical successes alone. The individual commitment counts above all. We need your commitment so that even with little things we can achieve great things for our patients. There are many possibilities open for you so that you may develop with them.

In the Department of Neurology (Head: Prof. Dr. Heinz Wiendl) we are looking for a

PhD student (GMzH-2)
Ref.: 10716

Salary according to TV-L E 13 (65%)
Initially limited for two years

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 both nationally and internationally. The position is available from April 1st 2016 and is initially restricted to two years with a salary group of TV-L E13 65%. Extensions are planned and its total duration on the progress of the project.

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.

Duration of contract: 2 years, extension is planned

Start of employment: 1. April 2016

In the case of similar qualification, 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.

How to apply:
To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and CV electronically until 11th March 2016.
Send application to
Prof. Dr. Heinz Wiendl ( and to PD Dr. Gerd Meyer zu Hörste (
While applying for the job please refer to jobvector and use the following reference number: 10716

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