We combine excellence in research, education and hosptial care. The university clinic in Bonn is a hospital of maximum care with more than 1,300 regular beds. With our 38 clinics, 31 institutes and more than 8,000 employees (more than 5,000 full-time employed) we are one of the biggest employers in Bonn. Annualy we take care for ca. 50,000 patients on our stations, ca. 35,000 emergencies and about 350,000 outpatient treatments. Our employees work in many different fields such as medicine, research, administration and management, and more.
The group of Prof. Dr. Dagmar Wachten at the Institute of Innate Immunity at the Faculty of Medicine of the Rheinische Friedrich Wilhelms-University Bonn invites applications for a
PhD student (m/f/d) (part time/65%)
The position is available for 3 years, with the possibility of extension.
The closing date for applications is 31 January 2022.
The research focuses on analyzing cell-cell communication between innate immune cells and
non-immune cells in different tissues under physiological and pathological conditions. We
combine state-of-the-art techniques to investigate signaling in subcellular compartments in
vitro in 2D and in 3D organoids and in vivo.
As part of the Bonn Excellence Cluster ImmunoSensation2, funded by the DFG, we offer a
great environment for young researchers. The PhD position will be integrated into the doctoral
program Bonn International Graduate School of the University of Bonn. The curriculum
integrates hands-on laboratory learning with courses on cutting-edge technologies and
seminars on methods and science. A mentoring and reporting program dedicated to monitoring students’ progress and assisting them in choosing courses best suited to their thesis project is provided.The position is to be filled as soon as possible and is granted for a period of 3 years with the possibility of extension.
- M.Sc. degree in biology, cell biology, immunology, biophysics, or biochemistry.
- Experience in at least one of the following topics: microscopy (e.g., confocal or
spinning disk microscopy), cell biology, high-dimensional flow cytometry, 3D cell
culture (i.e., organoids), bioinformatic analyses (RNA-seq); fluent in English;
- Preferably programming skills (Java, R) and experience with mice;
- A salary according to the German salary scale TV-L E13
- “Jobticket” (subsidized public transport) is available
- Possibility to use the day care center
The University of Bonn is committed to diversity and equal opportunity. It is certified as a family-friendly university. It aims to increase the proportion of women in areas where women are under-represented and to promote their careers in particular. It therefore urges women with relevant qualifications to apply. Applications will be handled in accordance with the Landesgleichstellungsgesetz (State Equality Act). Applications from suitable individuals with a certified serious disability and those of equal status are particularly welcome.