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.