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PhD Position in translational research



Ihre Aufgaben:

The Division of Immunogenetics at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) headed by Prof. Peter H. Krammer is inviting applications from highly qualified candidates for a PhD position in a new translational research program on molecular immuno-tolerance. This program is focused on the investigation of molecular and cellular pathways inducing antigen-specific peripheral tolerance.

We are looking for candidates to develop and validate novel molecular therapeutic agents based on candidate molecules from apoptotic cells investigated in our division for the treatment of patients with autoimmunity and allergy. A major aim of this program will be the functional, pre-clinical evaluation of these agents in murine disease models.

The advertised position offers excellent opportunities for development in the rapidly growing fields of translational medicine and in planning, conduction and monitoring of pre-clinical studies. The DKFZ offers an outstanding scientific environment. Ample funding for material cost as well as well-equipped laboratory space will be provided.

Ihr Profil:

We seek highly motivated candidates with a Master in biochemistry, biology or molecular medicine and with a strong immunological background. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in murine disease models. We look for a team player who is rigorous and able to independently conduct research, but also shares our division’s spirit of collaboration.

Wir bieten:

  • Interessanten, vielseitigen Arbeitsplatz
  • Internationales Umfeld
  • Vergütung nach TV-L
  • Möglichkeiten zur Teilzeitarbeit
  • Flexible Arbeitszeiten
  • Gute Fort- und Weiterbildung


as soon as possible


The position is limited to 3 years.


November 30, 2017

Weitere Informationen:

Dr. Heiko Weyd
phone +49 6221 42-3771

The German Cancer Research Center is committed to increase the percentage of female scientists and encourages female applicants to apply. Among candidates of equal aptitude and qualifications, a person with disabilities will be given preference.

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We ask for your understanding that we cannot return application documents that are sent to us by post (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, Personalabteilung, Im Neuenheimer Feld 280, 69120 Heidelberg) and that we do not accept applications submitted via email. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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