The Institute of Clinical and Experimental Trauma Immunology is looking for a
PhD candidate (f/m/d)

The University Hospital Ulm and its employees stands for a modern and high quality patient care, excellent university research and medical education focused on the future as well as apprenticeships in attractive professional fields. The requirements for this are qualified and committed employees.

The Institute of Clinical an Experimental Trauma Immunology is offering a PhD position starting in July 2020. The project aims to identify early markers of immunodysfunction in systemic inflammation with a focus on sepsis as a complication of trauma.
Scope of the Project:
  • Characterization of neutrophil functions in vitro after stimulation with sepsis related mediators
  • Linking of granulocyte (dys-)function with early cellular makers as certrain antigens of intracellular alterations
  • Advancement of a whole blood environment simulating sepsis, e. g. improvement or an already established ex vivo whole blood model 
  • Translational application of the identified markers in experimental and clinical sepsis
  • Development of a rapid, clinically applicable method to stratify the risk of sepsis patients related to the function of the immune system

Your Benefits:
  • Become a part of a multidisciplinary team of scientists, technicians, and physicians with strong local and international collaborations
  • Individual supervision within a defined, successfully reviewed project, including a training in flow cytometry, sepsis modelling,  and translational medicine
  • Support regarding an application for the International Graduate School in Molecular Medicine Ulm
  • Three-year PhD position in accordance to TV-L E13,65%

Your qualifications:
  • Master or equivalent degree in life sciences, including molecular medicine, biochemistry, biology or bioinformatics
  • Solid knowledge of basic laboratory methods (ELISA, Western Blot,...)
  • Preferred: Experience with flow cytometry and / or data modeling

Contract: Befristet
Level of employment: Teilzeit
Bewerbung bis: 18.05.2020

Please send your application (letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, publication list if applicable, letter of recommendation, all in one PDF file) to Mrs. Simone Welle, email: For more information about the project, please contact Dr. David Messerer email:

Die Einstellung erfolgt durch die Verwaltung des Klinikums. 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. Vollzeitstellen sind grundsätzlich teilbar. Eine an die Befristung anschließende Weiterbeschäftigung ist möglich.