PhD positions in infection biology, immunology, parasitology and evolutionary pathogenomicsMax Planck Institut für Infektionsbiologie • International Max Planck Research School for Infectious Diseases and Immunity (IMPRS-IDI) • Berlin

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December 29, 2021


Open Positions 13

Time Span 01 May 2022 for 3 years Application Deadline 29 Dec 2021 Financing yes Type of Position

  • PhD - Doctoral Programme
  • Field of Research

  • Mathematics / Natural Sciences
  • Subjects Infectious Diseases and Immunology Description The International Max Planck Research School for Infectious Diseases and Immunology (IMPRS-IDI) and the ZIBI Graduate School Berlin (ZIBI) are recruiting up to 13 PhD students in a joint call for the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, the Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, the Freie Universität, the Technische Universität and the German Rheumatism Research Centre in Berlin.

    We offer: - outstanding research and training opportunities with access to state-of- the-art facilities - an excellent scientific network - our faculty members are internationally recognized scientists affiliated with renowned research institutes and universities in Berlin and around the world - a prestigious graduate school program and structure with flexible curriculum and training courses and lectures on scientific topics as well as technical and complementary skills - a stimulating international and multi-disciplinary research environment

    The following PhD projects are available and will start between May and December 2022: - Innate immune recognition in the gastrointestinal epithelium – Organoids as host model (Bartfeld lab, IMPRS-IDI) - The role of ILC3 and of IL-22 for liver regeneration (Diefenbach lab, IMPRS-IDI) - Deciphering the mechanisms of innate immune responses using Drosophila melanogaster as a model (Iatsenko lab, IMPRS-IDI) - Within-person evolution of the human microbiome (Key lab, IMPRS-IDI) - Role of lipids in malaria transmission (Levashina lab, IMPRS-IDI) - Decoding Toll-like receptor signaling decisions from endosomal membranes (Majer lab, IMPRS-IDI) - Improving the treatment of fungal infections – screening for antifungal drug boosters (Ralser lab, IMPRS-IDI) - Visualizing immune cell activation at single molecule resolution (Taylor lab, IMPRS-IDI) - Locomotion of parasitic nematodes in the gut: movement in viscoelastic mucus intertwined with the metabolic activity of the nematodes (Hartmann / Niesner labs, ZIBI) - The role of purinergic receptors in antiviral T cell immunity (Löhning lab, ZIBI) - Defining the forces exerted by Giardia attachment and the consequences for the intestinal epithelial barrier (Rausch lab, ZIBI) - Deciphering the role of mesenteric fat in intestinal inflammation (Siegmund/ Weidinger labs, ZIBI)

    We are looking for: - creative, highly motivated and talented candidates of all nationalities and backgrounds who are truly committed to research - applicants must have an excellent M.Sc. or equivalent degree - candidates with a strong background in biophysics, biochemistry, molecular and cell biology, infection biology, immunology, microbiology, genetics, genomics, evolutionary biology, medical biotechnology, bioinformatics or closely related disciplines - please see the project descriptions on our websites for particular requirements

    Interested in joining us? To apply, please submit your application via our online application platform until December 29th 2021: https: //

    For more information on the projects and application process, please check the IMPRS-IDI and ZIBI Graduate school pages.

    Working Language

  • English
  • Language of Dissertation

  • English
  • Required Documents

  • CV
  • Reports, certificates
  • Transcripts
  • Letter of Motivation
  • List of Publication
  • More Information https: // www. projects

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