PhD student (m/f)

The University Medical Center Mannheim is operating as a maximum service general hospital with a broad spectrum of diagnostic and therapeutic resources. More than 4500 employees are conducting an annual medical inpatient treatment for more than 70000 patients and numerous outpatient visits. The medical faculty is part of the 600-year-old University of Heidelberg. Scientific activities, including basic and clinical research, are reflected by numerous scientific publications, as well as conferences and seminars organized by its members.
The Institute of Pathology of the University Medical Centre Mannheim, Medical Faculty Mannheim of the University of Heidelberg (Director: Prof. Dr. A. Marx) is looking for a
PhD student (m/f)
The position is available as soon as possible for initially 2 year with the possibility of extension.
A main focus of her/his work will be the investigation of epithelial and myogenic stem cells in non-neoplastic murine and human thymus, including mouse models, and human thymic epithelial tumors (thymomas). The work will be conducted in cooperation with the group of Developmental Immunology of the DKFZ Heidelberg (Group leader: Prof. Dr. B. Kyewski).
Applicants should have the following skills:
  • a special interest in the field of (tumor)cell biology/ molecular biology / immuniology and a special expertise regarding work with tumor cells, cell culture work and molecular biology techniques
  • interest in working in an internationally competitive scientific environment
  • willingness to work with an animal model, FELASA accredited courses would be appreciated
  • a high motivation, flexibility and mobility
We offer:
  • an occupation with high responsibility in an evolving project
  • a diverse and varied workload
  • a broad-minded and motivated team
  • in-house training and continuing education
  • Payment according to the terms of the collective agreement of the government services of the German federal states (TV-L).
We support equal opportunities for women. Therefore, we look forward to applications by women with special interest. Handicapped people with equal skills will be employed preferentially. 

How to apply:
Please submit your complete application via our online application portal:
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For further information please contact Prof. Dr. med. Alexander Marx (phone: +49-621-383-2275; Email: or Dr. rer. nat. Katja Simon-Keller (phone: +49-621-383-4072; Email:
Application deadline: 30.04.2016,  Index number: 852-58
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