PhD Student (f/m) Immunopathology of Inflammatory Skin Diseases at Beiersdorf

We offer excellent opportunities for recent graduates who would like to do their PhD thesis in our supporting Research & Development environment. With more than 600 international researchers, our main Skin Research Centre in Hamburg is one of the largest and most advanced in Germany - and one of the most important in the world.

Our research team is working on improving the quality of life of people suffering from inflammatory skin conditions. These include atopic dermatitis, a chronic remitting skin disease which is characterized by severe inflammation, acute pruritus and skin barrier dysfunction. With this PhD project you will be performing translational research using primary human skin and human skin models in vitro in order to understand and interfere with disease pathology in vivo.

Activities and responsibilities

The successful PhD candidate will:
  • identify biological mechanisms of immunopathology in human skin
  • develop and improve in vitro human skin models
  • establish a stable testing system to screen for active substances

Qualification profile

  • Master’s degree in Immunology, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology or a similar field
  • Experience in cell culture and molecular biology techniques
  • Ideally familiarity with skin biology and in vitro skin models
  • Be highly motivated with a curious mindset and a passion for research
  • Ability to work autonomously and in a team
  • Very good level of spoken and written English


As a PhD student at Beiersdorf, you will enjoy the following benefits:
  • A fully funded 3-year PhD Scholarship
  • Work on highly relevant and challenging scientific topics
  • Access to state of the art equipment
  • Supervision by research scientists from Beiersdorf and their academic partners
  • Exposure to industry and academia
  • A high level of training, equivalent to renowned institutes and universities

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About Beiersdorf AG

Beiersdorf steht für international führende Marken im Bereich Hautpflege, wie NIVEA, Eucerin, Labello, 8x4 und Hansaplast. Wir suchen Mitarbeiter, die diesen Erfolg mit ihrer Inspiration, ihrer Zielstrebigkeit und ihrer Leistung weiter ausbauen. Wir bieten ihnen dafür den Freiraum und die Verantwortung in unserem Geschäft wirklich etwas zu bewegen. Täglich - von Anfang an. Für uns sind...

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