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Immunology PhD Scholarship - Germany

Ph.D. student position
immediately available at the Chair for Biofunctionality headed by Prof. Dr. Dirk Haller at the Technische Universität München (TUM).
Lifestyle changes in the industrialized world, including obesity, are associated with an increase in the incidence of chronic inflammatory disorders of the gastrointestinal tract. Obesity-associated changes in the microbial composition and barrier integrity of the gut may lead to inflammatory processes at this tissue interface.
Topic of the research project is the investigation of diet-induced obesity on gut functions and the pathogenesis of chronic intestinal inflammation using a variety of animal models. Analysis of changes in the gut microbiome and tissue inflammation include modern techniques such as deep-sequencing technologies, confocal and laser dissection analysis as well as molecular tools for the identification of cellular stress signaling.
We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic PhD student with a Diploma/MSc in Nutrition or Life Sciences. Candidates should have a solid background in either immunology, microbiology, molecular biology and should be willing to work with mouse models.
We offer an exciting research project, well-equipped laboratories and a fruitful scientific atmosphere. The position is available immediately and funded for 3 years. Salary will be determined according to the German collective wage agreement in public service (TV-L 13/ 50%).
TUM is an equal opportunity employer. Therefore women are especially encouraged to apply. Handicapped persons having an equivalent experience will be preferred.
Contact details for applications:
Please send your application until 16.01.2012 to:
Dr. Ingrid Schmöller
TU-München, Lehrstuhl für Biofunktionalität der Lebensmittel
Gregor-Mendel-Str. 2
85354 Freising-Weihenstephan
E-Mail: ingrid.schmoeller@tum.de
Tel.: 08161 71 2019