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Research position at ZAUM (Post-Doc/PhD) GRADUIERTEN KOLLEG!

The Research Training Group "Immunological Switches in Allergies and Autoimmune Diseases" (GRK 2668/1) at the Medical Faculty of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) offers with start date January 2021.

12 positions for Natural Sciences PhD students (m/ f /d)

Up to 40% of the population in industrialized countries suffer from allergic diseases and about 5-8% from autoimmune diseases with a further increasing prevalence. A better understanding of the pathogenesis of these diseases is urgently needed for the development of new diagnostics and treatment strategies. The scientific goal of this Research Training Group (GK), reviewed and funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), is to identify immune master switches (IMS) that orchestrate directional disease development.

We are looking for 12 motivated natural science PhD students for high quality project areas (for more information: www.xxx.de - will follow soon ), which are assigned to the two overarching thematic blocks allergy / allergic inflammation and autoimmune diseases. The special feature of the research training group is the cross-disciplinary character of the projects, which are based on state-of-the-art technologies (high-dimensional flow cytometry, viral gene transfer, live-cell imaging, pre-clinical disease models, single cell sequencing, cell culture with organ cultures and many more). In addition to the outstanding technical possibilities, candidates will be partnered with one researching medical collegue in research each (innovative tandem concept) and will thereby also gain insights into the problems and clinical presentations of allergies and autoimmune diseases. The aim is to uncover key mechanisms and switches in the development of these diseases.

We offer an excellent interdisciplinary research environment and beyond that:

  • Employment for three years at a part-time rate of 65%.

  • Interdisciplinary collaboration with a tandem partner

  • Support by administrative structures of the TU (TUM Graduate School, TUM School of

    Medicine as well as Medical Graduate Center

  • Inclusion in our mentoring program, one-on-one coaching, soft skills courses and targeted

    workshops / seminars to support your career.

    Our call for tenders is addressed to:
    Excellent natural scientists with a Masters degree.
    - Immunology, cell biology or molecular biology research experience - Laboratory experience

    If you are interested, please send us the following documents:

  • Letter of motivation including a short statement on your current employment situation and your

    career goal.

  • Degree certificates, Bachelor's and Master's degree certificates and the transcript of records

  • Topic of the Master's thesis

  • Curriculum vitae and list of publications

    Please send your application to Ms. Mensching (sonja.mensching@tum.de) by 15.09.2021.


General information

PhD student:

PhD students must have previous laboratory experience. See also opportunities at the HELENA and MediTUM, which support work at our institute.


We offer particular interesting programs for MD-PhD candidates.

Please contact us if you are interested.