We are always looking for talented and motivated scientists. Please send a short description of why you are interested in joining our team, a CV, and if possible the contact details of 2-3 references to one of our group leaders directly or reach out to the administrative team.
Open PhD position at Kurts Lab
Joint PhD position in Immunology (TVL13/65%)
The position is embedded in the DFG-funded international graduate school 2168, which comprises 20 projects that jointly investigate myeloid immune cells and the induction of adaptive immunity in the context of infection, tumors and inflammation. Our students will perform the core of their 3-years PhD project in Bonn and spend 1 year in Melbourne, jointly supervised by internationally leading scientists from both universities. Upon successful completion, they will be awarded a joint PhD degree by the University of Bonn and the University of Melbourne. Further information under https://bonnmelb-phdprogram.com/.
This particular project focusses at the establishment of tissue-resident immune memory after kidney infections. The groups of Prof Kurts in Bonn and Prof Kitching in Melbourne have long-standing expertise in studying autoimmune kidney diseases and infections. They have joined forces to study how chronic infections affect kidney function and chronic inflammatory diseases. Advanced imaging and single cell sequencing studies, combined with bioinformatic analyses will be used to study animal models and material from cohorts of patients in Bonn and Melbourne.
We are seeking a passionate PhD candidate who is highly motivated to answer scientific questions with cutting edge technology in a stimulating environment. The ideal candidate holds a M.Sc. with university degree in Biology, Immunology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, or related fields with top scores. Candidates with experience in immunological research will be given priority. Excellent written and spoken English skills are mandatory.
Candidates can apply until 31st of January 2022 by submitting their credentials, CV and motivation letter in one single pdf file to immei(at)uni-bonn.de
Candidates fulfilling the selection criteria will be interviewed by Videoconference or in person.
Open PhD position at Garbi Lab
The Institute of Molecular Medicine and Experimental Immunology (IMMEI) at the Medical Faculty of the University of Bonn invites applications for a
PhD position – Bacterial regulation of immune responses
available immediately for three years with the possibility of extension
The successful candidate will join the Department of Cellular Immunology (Prof. Natalio Garbi) and the laboratories of Prof. Ian van Driel and Prof. Elizabeth Hartland (Australia) for a double Ph.D. degree by the University of Bonn and the University of Melbourne in the framework of a German Research Council-founded graduate school https://bonnmelb-phdprogram.com/. Both laboratories have long-standing, internationally recognised track record on basic and applied aspects of cellular immunology and infection and are equipped with high-end instrumentation. The IMMEI has about 50 staff members in 6 independent research groups with over 30 scientists and PhD students (www.immei.de).
The project focusses on the interaction between immune cells and Legionella pneumophila causing Legionnaire’s disease, an often-fatal form of pneumonia in which bacteria hijacking macrophage biology to form a replicative niche from where to establish infection. The project aims at identifying L. pneumophila factors that subvert macrophages using a multidisciplinary approach that includes whole-genome mutational screening, mRNAseq, metabolomics, proteomics, lipidomics, multicolour spectral flow cytometry and confocal microscopy. Research will be performed using cell lines and lung organoids in vitro as well as in preclinical animal models.
The University of Bonn is a German University of Excellence since 2019 that is committed to affirmative action for diversity and equal opportunities for all. Applications will be handled in accordance with the Landesgleichstellungsgesetz (State Equality Act).
Please send a motivation letter, C.V., two reference letters (or referee’s names and contacts) and degree certificates with grades in one single pdf file using reference “IRTG”
to Natalio Garbi (ngarbi(ad)uni-bonn.de)
by September 23rd, 2022.