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Job Type: Wissenschaftliche Jobausschreibungen

12 PhD Positions in Vienna, AUT

Tissue Homeostasis in Health & Disease
Medical University Vienna and University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna
Closing Date


Molecular & Cellular Control of Tissue Homeostasis in Health & Disease - TissueHome


Interuniversity PhD Program with 10-12 PhD Positions in Vienna


Tissue barriers rely on complex immune surveillance mechanisms to sense external signals, including pathogenic damages or barrier-specific commensal microbiota. A disturbed communication among immune cells within barrier microenvironments can trigger aberrant inflammatory signals, ultimately promoting malignant transformation, autoimmune diseases or increased susceptibility to life-threatening fungal infections. TissueHome shall address three major scientific questions:

(i) How does the cross-talk of innate and adaptive immunity at tissue barriers operate in homeostasis and disease?

(ii) What are the mechanisms specialized cells exploit to communicate within microenvironments to ensure barrier integrity?

(iii) How do microbes shape the immune surveillance, and how does skin or gut microbiome dysbiosis contribute to infections and autoimmune diseases?


TissueHome offers interdisciplinary and interuniversity training for PhD students in state-of-the-art immunology and infection biology techniques, as well as tailored transferable skills training.


TissueHome faculty members offering PhD positions include Karl Kuchler, Arndt von Haeseler (Max F Perutz Laboratories, MedUni Wien, Vienna BioCenter), Wilfried Ellmeier, Maria Sibilia, Michael Jantsch, Christian Seiser (MedUni Wien), Veronika Sexl and Birgit Strobl (Vetmeduni Vienna).

A brief description of their main research interests and potential PhD projects offered by each group is available at the website


Applications must be submitted via the Online Application System.


Further details and guidelines, as well as the selection procedure are available at


Application Deadline: 1st of May, 2018 – Oral Interviews in Vienna June 17-20, 2018


All PhD positions MUST start on October 1, 2018


Main contact
Name: Karl Kuchler

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