SFB 1054 Cell-Fate Decisions in the Immune System Application


Our mission
Immune cells, and T cells in particular, display an enormous degree of developmental plasticity, which manifests itself in the existence of multiple functional subsets, each displaying characteristic effector functions, cytokine profiles and tissue specificities.
The Collaborative Research Center (CRC) 1054 has set out to explore the determinants of this remarkable plasticity of cell-fate decisions in the immune system, investigating and elucidating the signals that control immune cell-fate decisions. Deciphering how these signals are read and interpreted continues to provide fundamental insights into the biology of the immune system, potentially revealing novel perspectives for targeted immune therapies.

We offer
The Munich-based CRC offers excellent working facilities in an international academic atmosphere in the top-ranked Ludwig-Maximilians-University, the Technical University and the Helmholtz Zentrum.
Doctoral researchers will be members of the CRC 1054 Integrated Research Training Group (IRTG), a structured graduate program committed to providing an excellent graduate education with a focus on immunology, and will receive a unique opportunity for interdisciplinary training in immune biology and related state-of-the-art techniques.
Postdoctoral researchers benefit from early career programs at the LMU and TUM, as well as a newly-formed Munich Postdoc Network.

Team Members 
As additions to our research consortium, we are looking for highly motivated next-generation researchers, who are independent thinkers, diligent workers and will be committed to advancing the project goals. Experience in molecular and cellular lab techniques are recommended. Good command of written and spoken English is expected of all applicants.

For information about the individual open positions, please see https://www.sfb1054.med.uni-muenchen.de/open_positions1/

Online applications for doctoral and post-doctoral positions were being accepted until August 15, 2021. We will make every effort to expedite the selection process so that positions can be filled as soon as possible. 

For doctoral project applicants: You should hold an academic degree qualifying you for a doctoral position in the field of biology, biochemistry, medicine or a related field. Medical School graduates have the opportunity to pursue a PhD Medical Research. Life Science graduates are required to have a completed master’s degree.

For postdoc positions: Please include additional information and documents concerning your doctorate.

The following documents should be submitted through the online form:

  • Curriculum Vitae not exceeding 2 pages,
  • Documentation for qualifying academic degrees (PDFs of transcripts, degree certificates, translations, if applicable),
  • Short summary of master’s thesis and doctoral thesis, if applicable (250 words each),
  • Motivational essay elaborating on your motivation driving your interest in this position, including what you expect to contribute to the project, in approx. 500 words.
  • Contact information for two references.

The institutions contributing to this project are equal opportunity employers and encourage applications from female candidates. Disabled candidates with essentially equal qualifications will be given preference.

If you have any questions, please contact sfb1054irtg@med.uni-muenchen.de