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[Drosophila] PhD project in innate immunity

Isabell Witt via dros%40net.bio.net (by isabell.witt from uni-koeln.de)
Tue Feb 8 08:00:00 EST 2011

The Institute of Microbiology, Immunology and Hygiene of the University of
Cologne is inviting applications for a 
PhD position (initially for 2 years)
in innate immunity 

The project will focus on deciphering the molecular and cellular events
underlying signalling through new receptors of the NLR-family (NOD-like
receptors) that are involved in mediating innate immune responses in humans.
We apply state-of-the-art cell biological and biochemical methods and use
the invasive human pathogen Shigella flexneri as a model system for
bacterial infection. Further details can be found on our webpage. 

Your area of responsibility will include:
•	Characterization of the function of new NLR proteins (see Neerincx
et al. JBC 2010)
•	Use of state-of-the-art cell biological and biochemical methods
•	Cell culture and microbiological work 
•	Work in a small, young and dynamic team
•	Integration in the collaborative research center SFB670
•	Work in international research collaborations

Minimum qualifications:
•	Master of Science degree or equivalent (above-average)
•	Basic knowledge of standard techniques in biochemistry, molecular
biology and /or cell biology 
•	Specific interest in research in innate immunity
•	High motivation for experimental lab-work and ability to work
•	Very good knowledge of spoken and written English 
•	Basic knowledge in microbiology and immunology 

Your salary will be based on TV-L 13. 

The Board of Directors of the University Hospital of Cologne places strong
emphasis on gender equality and seeks to increase the proportional
representation of women in this field. Thus applications from female
scientists will be welcomed; suitably qualified women will be given
preferential consideration unless other candidates clearly demonstrate
superior qualifications. 

We also welcome applications from disabled candidates, who will also be
given preferential consideration over other applicants with comparable

Please address telephone enquiries to Dr. Thomas Kufer at +49 221 - 478-

Further information is available on the internet at

Have we awakened your interest? Then please forward your complete
application until 04.03.2011 by e-mail (in a single pdf document) to:
thomas.kufer from uk-koeln.de or by regular mail to:

Uniklinik Köln
Institut für Medizinische Mikrobiologie,Immunologie und Hygiene
Herrn Dr. Thomas Kufer
Joseph-Stelzmann-Str. 9, Geb. 37
Ausschreibungsnummer: e037
50931 Köln

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