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

 Beiersdorf AG  Hamburg
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.
The successful PhD candidate will:
  • identify biological mechanisms of itch in human skin
  • develop and improve in vitro human skin models
  • establish a stable testing system to screen for active substances
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
  • Master’s degree in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Neuroscience or a similar field
  • Experience in cell culture and molecular biology techniques
  • Ideally familiarity with skin biology, in vitro skin models and tissue dissection
  • 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
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