PhD position in Chronobiology/Immunology/Microbiology: Germany
PhD position available immediately in Chronobiology / Immunology at the Chair of Nutrition and Immunology, Technical University Munich, Germany.
Many physiological processes present near-24h „circadian “oscillations. These daily rhythms are called circadian rhythms, and they are generated by circadian clocks. The master circadian clock in mammals such as mice or humans is located in the brain, more specifically in a region of the hypothalamus called the suprachiasmatic nucleus. However, recent research has shown that clocks are also present in other brain regions and in most peripheral organs too. During evolution, circadian clocks have evolved by giving an advantage to living organisms, by adapting their physiology to the cyclically changing environment (e.g. light/dark, warm/cold daily cycles), and by organizing in time the processes occurring in various tissues and within cells. Thus, it is not a surprise that disturbances of circadian clocks have been associated with various diseases, including cancer, metabolic diseases and mood disorders. The chronobiology research at the Chair of Nutrition and Immunology aims at deciphering how these clocks impact on gastrointestinal diseases.
You are expected
- to have a MSc or equivalent in Biology, Medical Science or related disciplines, preferably with a strong background in immunology and/or physiology
- to have an excellent academic record
- to be fluent in English (writing and speech)
- to have an experience in performing scientific mouse experiments (mouse handling), especially in immunology or physiology and behavior is highly appreciated
Further Enquiries and Application
For more information and requests for advice on the application procedure please by send an Email to Silke.Kiessling@tum.de.