PhD Student (f/m/d) positions

The University of Cologne offers a wide range of scientific disciplines and internationally
leading profile areas organized in six faculties. At the Faculty of Medicine 1.800 scientists are
engaged in research, ranging from basic sciences to clinical application, as well as teaching and
health care. Together with the University Hospital Cologne the faculty maintains 58 clinics,
research institutes and centres. 3.400 students study in this dynamic and innovative
environment. The Faculty of Medicine and the University Hospital Cologne are embedded in
the scientifically highly active Rhine region. They have strong contacts to and alliances with
the surrounding universities and non-university research institutions guaranteeing scientific
excellence in research and teaching.

The DFG-funded Forschergruppe (FOR2599) “Tissue type 2 responses: Mechanisms of
induction and regulation“ of the Department of Dermatology at the University of Cologne is
seeking applications for two (25 hrs/week)

PhD Student positions (f/m/d)

to be employed under a limited-time contract of 3 years (WissZeitVG / third party funded).
The position is immediately available.

We are searching for a highly motivated and qualified scientist with research interests in the
area of: Innate immunity regulating skin inflammation and regeneration

Activities and responsibilities

The successful candidate will join a dynamic research lab (Eming) and will participate in the
analysis of molecular mechanisms regulating skin injury, repair and homeostasis. In the
particular project we are interested to understand how immune cells sense tissue damage,
control tissue growth and differentiation, and which are the signals that lead to deregulation
of these processes during inflammatory skin diseases, tissue fibrosis or cancer.

Qualification profile

Applications are invited from candidates who recently obtained their Diploma/Masters degree.
The applicant should have a strong background in molecular biology and enthusiasm to study
basic mechanisms of disease processes. The candidate will be actively involved in mouse work
and previous experience is desirable, but not mandatory.


We offer a stimulating scientific environment (CECAD, CMMC), the lab has interesting national
and international collaborations, excellent supervision and the position offers the participation
in the Graduate School for Biological Sciences, University Cologne ( Applicants will have access to cutting-edge technology and the opportunity for
collaborations in an excellent scientific setting. Methods that will be used: molecular biology,
microarray analysis, biochemistry, cell biology, studies in gene modified mouse models.

Send application to

Please address telephone enquiries to Prof. Dr. Sabine Eming at +49 221 478-3196.

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

Uniklinik Köln
Geschäftsbereich Personal
50924 Köln

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