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PhD Position to study chemokine receptor-mediated control of plasmacytoid dendritic cell plasticity in chronic inflammation

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  • Full or part time
    Mr E Van der Vorst
    Mrs Y Döring
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About This PhD Project

Project Description

A PhD position is available to study chemokine-driven interactions of inflammatory cell types at sites of inflammation including plasmacytoid dendritic cell (DC) plasticity in chronic inflammation. Using atherosclerosis as a disease model for chronic inflammation, the project will interrogate (plasmacytoid) DC effects on T cell homeostasis, function and plasticity, study the role of chemokine receptors in DC localization, migration and T cell interactions and employ cell-specific reporter mouse models to comprehensively dissect, e. g. cell localization.

Eligible candidates (m/f) should have experience with mouse models, immunological and molecular biological techniques, a strong motivation and team spirit. German language skills would be helpful, solid English skills written and spoken are mandatory. The successful candidate (m/f) should hold an above-average Diploma/Master's degree in biological sciences or related fields and have experience with basic methods of molecular and cellular biology. The PhD will work at the institute for cardiovascular prevention (IPEK) at the LMU in Munich, Germany.

He/She will work in a team of experienced staff, PhD students, postdocs and technicians with excellent infrastructure.
Applications from severely handicapped persons with basically similar qualification will be given priority. Salary will be according to TV-L (65%); the position is funded for three years (starting date not before 01-06-2017).

Interested candidates (m/f) should submit their electronic application (including motivation letter, CV, publication list (when applicable) and references) to: Emiel van der Vorst ([email protected]) and Yvonne Döring ([email protected])

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