PhD student postion (f/m/x) - Retinal Immunology

As a modern maximum-care hospital with a capacity of approximately 1,540 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 340,000 patients annually, with 60,300 of them receiving inpatient care. With more than 10.700 employees from over 80 nations the University Hospital of Cologne is one of the largest employers in Cologne and ranks among the leading university clinics in Germany.

The Chair of Experimental Immunology of the Eye at the Uniklinik Köln is seeking applications for a part-time (25 h/ week)

PhD-student position (f/m/x) (Retinal Immunology)

to be employed under a limited-time. The position is limited to 3 years according third-party funding according to the WissZeitVG.

The Chair of Experimental Immunology of the Eye is an independent division of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University Hospital of Cologne with a strong research focus on innate immune activation in the diseased retina. The laboratory is a leading institution for experimental immunology centered around age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and rare monogenic retinal dystrophies including retinitis pigmentosa.

Activities and responsibilities

Your responsibilities will include:
  • To validate a previously identified anti-inflammatory candidate compound in different murine and human microglia cells
  • To elicate the mechanisms of action and to perform in vivo therapy studies in key animal models of human age-related macular degeneration

Qualification profile

Minimum qualifications:
  • Candidates should be highly motivated with a strong interest in neuroimmunology and experimental ophthalmology
  • Candidates should hold a master’s degree in Biology, Bio-Medicine, Neuroscience or a related subject
  • Experiences with animal models, cell culture techniques and molecular biology techniques are advantageous

We offer

Your salary will be based on TV-L.

Applications from female candidates are expressly welcome and will be given priority in the event of equal suitability, competence and professional performance.

People with disabilities are welcome to apply and will be treated preferentially in the event of equal suitability and qualification.

The position is suitable for staffing with part-time employees.

Please address telephone enquiries to Professor Dr. Thomas Langmann at +49 221 478-7324.

Further information is available on the internet at here.

Have we been able to spark your interest? If so, please send your informative and full application using the on-line form on our \"Careers\" site by 5. april 2020.

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If applying on-line should not be feasible for you, obviously, you can send in your application by surface mail. In that case please address your application to:

Universitätsklinikum Köln AÖR
PA 20
Geschäftsbereich Personal
Job-ID: 00001651
50937 Köln

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