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PhD student (m/f)

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/immunology
  • 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 an motivated team
  • in-housetraining an 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. 

Contact detail

How to apply:
Please submit your complete application via our online application portal: www.bewerbung.umm.de
Send application to
For further information please contact Prof. Dr. med. Alexander Marx (phone: +49-621-383-2275; Email: alexander.marx@umm.de) or Dr. rer. nat. Katja Simon-Keller (phone: +49.621-383-4072; Email: katja.simon-keller@medma.uni-heidelberg.de).
Application deadline: 30.06.2015,  Index number: 852 49

Job profile

Working hours
Contract duration
Type of job
PhD Project
Work experience
job experience is not required
Germany (Baden-Württemberg)
Working place
68167 Mannheim
Area of expertise
Human medicine