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PhD position

Immunology, Rheumatology, T-cell biology
Medical University of Vienna


Position for a PhD-Student available at the Medical University of Vienna

Department of Rheumatology


The project is funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF).


Application deadline: December 28th, 2020

Start date: January 2021

Duration: up to 4 years


The field: Immunology, Rheumatology, T-cell biology, Bioinformatic


The project:

We are looking for highly motivated students who are interested to perform research in the field of autoimmunity and inflammation. The project aims to address the role of certain transcription factors for the stability and function of regulatory T cells. Experiments are designed to understand transcriptional and epigenetic signatures of Treg cells under inflammatory conditions.

The approach entails state-of-the-art technologies, including transcriptomic and epigenomic analysis (histone modifications such as methylation and acetylation), as well as advanced cell biology techniques, including the use of in vivo models. This will enable the integration of murine and human datasets and provide new insights in the function of Treg mediated autoimmunity.


The research group: The project is under the supervision of Michael Bonelli at the Department of Rheumatology at the MedUniWien (http://www.meduniwien.ac.at/rheumatologie/bonelli/). Participation in this program offers unique opportunities for PhD students to collaborate with international experts in the field and to apply cutting-edge technologies, including transcriptomics, proteomics, and epigenomics, as well as advanced cell biology and immunology. The PhD student will be part of the N094 “Immunology” PhD Program of the MeduniWien, and benefit from high quality teaching and training including participation in regular seminars with leading speakers.


The candidate: Applicants should hold a master's degree in molecular biology, medicine, immunobiology or a related discipline and ideally have documented experience in molecular biology, mammalian cell culture methods and mouse models. Previous experience with immunological assays, primary cell cultures, flow cytometry and bioinformatics analysis are advantageous.

Application: Interested students should send their application (letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, high school diploma, a brief synopsis of your master thesis, at least 2 letters of recommendations) to:

Michael Bonelli (michael.bonelli(at)meduniwien.ac.at)


Name: Michael Bonelli
Telefon: 014040043010

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