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As a modern maximum-care hospital with a capacity of approximately 1,400 beds, the University Hospital of Cologne is dedicated to the practice of innovative academic medical excellence and assumes important societal functions in the fields of research, education and health care. The University Hospital of Cologne provides treatment to over 295,000 patients annually, with 58,000 of them receiving inpatient care. With a staff of about 10,200 employed by the hospital and subsidiary organizations, the University Hospital of Cologne is one of the largest employers in Cologne and ranks among the leading university clinics in Germany.
For the DFG (German Research foundation) funded project “Myeloid cell function in corneal hem- and lymphangiogenesis”, the Department of Ophthalmology at the Uniklinik Köln is seeking applications for a full time
PhD student position
to be employed under a limited-time of 1 year, with the possibility of extension.
Your responsibilities will include:
  • Identification of myeloid-cell dependent and independent processes in corneal hem- and lymphangiogenesis
  • Characterization of factors involved in the recruitment of myeloid cells during corneal inflammation
  • Phenotypical analysis of macrophage subpopulations in diverse phases of corneal inflammation 
  • Interdisciplinary work in a young and highly motivated team in an excellent scientific environment (http://www.augenklinik.uk-koeln.de/de/allgemeine-augenheilkunde-poliklinik/forschung; http://www.eming.uni-koeln.de)
Minimum qualifications:
  • Master of Science (MSc) or diploma degree in Biology or a related discipline
  • Strong interest in immunology and vascular biology
  • High motivation on molecular and experimental work
  • Willingness to conduct animal research
  • Strong background in methods of molecular and cell biology
  • Good english skills
Your salary will be based on TV-L.
The Board of Directors of the University Hospital of Cologne places strong emphasis on gender equality and seeks to increase the proportional representation of women in this field. Thus applications from female scientists are welcome; suitably qualified women will be given preferential consideration unless other candidates clearly demonstrate superior qualifications.
We also welcome applications from disabled candidates, who will also be given preferential consideration over other applicants with comparable qualifications.
The position is suitable for staffing with part-time employees.

Contact detail

How to apply:
Have we awakened your interest? Please submit your application (including a detailed CV, list of publications, two references and a brief statement of research interests) here online
We prefer online applications, but you also have the opportunity to apply via regular mail quoting the reference number e022-2 until 15. May 2015 to
Uniklinik Köln
Zentrum für Augenheilkunde
Dr. Deniz Hos
Ausschreibungsnummer e022-2
50924 Köln
Send application to
Please address mail enquiries to deniz.hos@uk-koeln.de.
Further information is available on the internet at http://augenklinik.uk-koeln.de/de.

Job profile

Working hours
Contract duration
Type of job
PhD Project
Work experience
job experience is not required
Germany (Nordrhein-Westfalen)
Working place
50924 Cologne
Area of expertise
Healthcare & Public Health