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Job Type: Wissenschaftliche Jobausschreibungen

12 PhD Positions in Vienna, AUT

Expertise
Tissue Homeostasis in Health & Disease
Workplace
Medical University Vienna and University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna
Website
Closing Date
01-05-2018

Content

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 www.tissuehome.org

 

Applications must be submitted via the Online Application System.

 

Further details and guidelines, as well as the selection procedure are available at www.tissuehome.org

 

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

 

All PhD positions MUST start on October 1, 2018

Contact(s)

Main contact
Name: Karl Kuchler

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