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The University Hospital 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
Ref.: 8919

Salary according to TV-L E13/2
Initially temporary for one year (prolongation is planned).

The PhD Position deals with the pathophysiology of multiple sclerosis and development and characterization of new therapeutic strategies. There will be a close interaction with projects of the Sonderforschungsbereich „Multiple Sclerosis“ (CRC TR 128).
The project aims to unravel the mechanisms of immune-modulation of modern  immune-therapeutic drugs for treatment of Multiple Sclerosis. This is a highly dynamic translational project involving a range of immunological approaches.
The successful candidate will be a motivated researcher with a keen interest in (neuro)immunology, strong organizational and teamwork abilities, and high interest and motivation to work in a team.

Requirements
  • Master of science in any scientific field of study with an immunological background
  • Keen interest in experimental (neuro) immunological approaches

The ideal candidate would additionally be characterized by:
  • Expertise in immunological assays and in flow cytometry
  • Sharing our passion to push the limits in understanding CNS autoimmunity

Our group:
Our group has a long-standing interest in understanding the mechanisms underlying the pathophysiology of Multiple Sclerosis, in identifying and characterizing new potential targets for treatment of CNS autoimmunity, and in understanding the complex mechanisms of action of new immune modulatory treatments. Our projects encompass both, basic science projects and projects with a clear translational aspect. Due to our strong focus in neuroimmunology, we offer very modern flow cytometry facilities as well as several animal models of multiple sclerosis. Finally, our translational research is strongly supported by a state-of-the-art immune cell biobank encompassing a large and well characterized sample collection of MS specimen.

We have a lively interaction with several highly renowned groups in the field of immunology and neuroimmunology, reflected by our strong collaborations within the Sonderforschungsbereich „breaking barriers“ the Transregio SFB „Multiple Sclerosis“ and Participation in the Excellence Initiative Cells in Motion.

We offer you the possibility of: 
  • Working in a highly motivated interdisciplinary team contributing to our understanding of CNS autoimmunity with the particular skills that you already have and will further develop
  • Gaining broad insight into a wide range of immunological approaches and learning a number of key (neuro-) immunological techniques.
  • Supervision and project guidance by an experienced group leader
  • Developing your own research profile in order to pursue an academic career later on

For further information please contact PD Dr. Luisa Klotz (Luisa.klotz@ukmuenster.de).

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:
Send your application by giving the reference number 8919 until 27.3.2015
Send application to
Verwaltung des Universitätsklinikums Münster, Albert-Schweitzer-Campus 1, Gebäude D5, 48149 Münster or  bewerbung@ukmuenster.de

Job profile


Working hours
Part-Time
Contract duration
Temporary
Type of job
PhD Project
Work experience
job experience is not required
Region
Germany (Nordrhein-Westfalen)
Working place
48149 Münster
Area of expertise
Healthcare & Public Health, Biology & Life Sciences
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