Dr. Mirja Harms at the Institute of Molecular Virology (directed by Profs. Kirchhoff and Münch) is looking for a highly motivated
PhD student (f/m/d)

The University Hospital Ulm and itsemployees stand for a modern and highquality patient care, excellent universityresearch and medical education focusedon the future as well as apprenticeshipsin attractive professional fields. Therequirements for this are qualified andcommitted employees.
The project aims to clarify the function of a selected panel of biomarkers, which are upregulated during inflammatory processes, e. g. during SARS-CoV-2 infection. The goal is to understand, if these molecules are responsible for overshooting immune responses and cytokine storm during the infecition and can therefore be a target for improved therapy, not only for COVID-19, but also for other inflammatory diseases. Methods will cover work on human primary immune cells, multicolor flow cytometry, and next-generation sequencing.

We offer
  • the possibility to work on exciting projects using cutting-edge technologies in a highly stimulating, diverse and international research environment
  • to work in a young and highly motivated research team
  • to learn how to work in Biosafety Level (BSL) 2 and 3 laboratories
  • payment according to the collective Agreement TV-L
  • a workplace health promotion
  • training and continuing education opportunities
  • support concerning the compatibility of job and family

Required qualifications and skills are:
  • Master or Diploma degree in Molecular Medicine, Biology, Biochemistry, orrelated subjects
  • Strong interest in immunology and molecular biology
  • Self-motivated work, maturity and personal responsibility, effective self-organization, independent thinking and information seeking, interest to solve complex scientific problems and excellent communication skills
  • Excellent pipetting skills and experience in working in cell culture are a requirement, skills in working with primary cells and flow cytometry are highly appreciated but not essential

Contract: limited
Level of employment: part-time
application: 28.02.2023

Are you interested?
Then apply with a cover letter, CV, references and contact information (English or German) using our online form here:

For further questions about the position: mirja.harms@uni-ulm.de

Die Einstellung erfolgt durch die Verwaltung des Klinikums im Namen und im Auftrag des Landes Baden-Württemberg. Schwerbehinderte Bewerber/Innen (w/m/d) werden bei gleicher Eignung vorrangig eingestellt. Das Universitätsklinikum Ulm strebt die Erhöhung des Frauenanteils in den Bereichen an, in denen sie unterrepräsentiert sind. Entsprechend qualifizierte Frauen werden um ihre Bewerbung gebeten. Eine an die Befristung anschließende Weiterbeschäftigung ist möglich.