Goethe-University Germany PhD Openings 2017 in Inflammation – Mediators, Signaling and Intervention

The Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany, invites applications for 11 PhD student positions within the doctoral program Resolution of inflammation – mediators, signaling and intervention“ starting from October 1st, 2017. 

The doctoral program and the available positions are funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG GRK2336/1). Payment is based on the German federal public service scale.

The graduate school aims to train PhD students in the field of resolution of inflammation with a focus on the elucidation of basic mechanisms and their dysregulation in disease. We follow the hypothesis that resolution of inflammation is an active process that can be promoted and modified by internal and external stimuli. Scientifically we explore the mediators involved, identify signaling cascades, and tackle potential targets that promote the resolution of inflammation.

To study these fundamental principles of resolution pathways we focus on

1. Signals derived from dying cells
2. Polarisation of immune cells and
3. Restoration of barrier function

Our PhD training program integrates internationally recognised research groups in a unique collaborative frame work to study key mechanisms towards resolution of inflammation. It provides an excellent platform for research and training, using state-of-the-art technologies in biochemistry, molecular cell biology, physiology and pharmacology with enormous potential for translational research. The program is backed up by an individualised supervision and coaching program as well as topic-related seminars, practical courses, and transferable skill workshops.

We are seeking highly qualified, enthusiastic students holding a M.Sc. or equivalent degree with a suitable background in life sciences. Applicants must be fully proficient in English and should have completed their degree by October 2017.

The Goethe-University Frankfurt is an equal opportunities employer. Applications of women are especially encouraged; disabled applicants with equivalent qualifications will be considered preferentially.

The application deadline is July 22nd, 2017. To apply or obtain further information about the program, participating laboratories and available research projects, please visit our website www.grk-ave.de

Please address your applications (single pdf-file) to grk-ave@biochem.uni-frankfurt.de

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