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PhD student position Retinal Immunology (f/m/x) in Köln

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» Your tasks
  • To elucidate the role of innate immune activation in the pathogenesis of common blinding retinal neurodegenerative diseases
  • To assess specific previously identified immune mechanisms in different mouse and cell culture models of age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
  • To validate novel anti-inflammatory drug candidates for AMD treatment in these models in vitro and in vivo
» Your Profile
  • Candidates should be highly motivated with a strong interest in retinal cell biology, neuroimmunology and experimental ophthalmology
  • Candidates should hold a master's degree in biology, biomedicine, neuroscience or a related subject
  • Experiences with animal models, cell culture techniques and molecular biology techniques are advantageous

Please send your application including CV, brief summary of previous scientific work and laboratory techniques, and references if available to the address below.

» Our Offer
  • Excellent laboratory facilities, excellent opportunities for international scientific networking on the Cologne Life Sciences campus, and specific support for female scientists
  • The applicant will get the opportunity to conduct a PhD thesis
» Your future with us

As a modern maximum-care hospital with a capacity of approximately 1,540 beds, the University Hospital of Cologne is dedicated to the practice of innovative academic medical excellence. At the Faculty of Medicine 1.800 scientists are engaged in research, ranging from basic sciences to clinical application, as well as teaching and health care. Together with the University Hospital Cologne the faculty maintains 58 clinics, research institutes and centres. 3.400 students study in this dynamic and innovative environment. The Faculty of Medicine and the University Hospital Cologne are embedded in the scientifically highly active Rhine region. They have strong contacts to and alliances with the surrounding universities and non-university research institutions guaranteeing scientific excellence in research and teaching.

» Your future in detail

The Chair of Experimental lmmunology of the Eye is an independent division of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University Hospital Cologne with a strong research focus on innate immune activation in the diseased retina. The laboratory is a leading institution for experimental immunology centered around age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and rare monogenetic retinal dystrophies including retinitis pigmentosa.

The Retina Laboratory of the Center of Ophthalmology at the University Hospital Cologne is bridging clinical and experimental retinology to conduct translational research on the pathogenesis and therapy of blinding retinal diseases. The long-standing research focus of the lab is on retinal cell biology and immunology of AMD and other retinal neurodegenerative diseases.


Further information is available on the internet at .

Applications from female candidates are expressly welcome and will be given priority in the event of equal suitability, competence and professional performance.

People with disabilities are welcome to apply and will be treated preferentially in the event of equal suitability and qualification.



Professor Dr. Thomas Langmann
+49 221 478-7324

Application deadline: 22.11.2020

Postal address:

Universitätsklinikum Köln AöR
Geschäftsbereich Personal
Job-ID: 00001991
50937 Köln

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