Scientist (PhD/MD - Student) in the field of virus  Immunology

Scientist (PhD/MD - Student) in the field of virus Immunology

University Hospital Duesseldorf

Düsseldorf, Germany

Dear Applicant,

the Department of Molecular Medicine II, located at the University Clinic Duesseldorf, is looking for a highly motivated PhD or MD student. We are searching for people passionate about the field of virus immunology, chronic virus infections, and cancer immunology. In particular, the job includes analysis of the innate and adaptive immune system by investigating virus infections with in vivo and in vitro systems. The aim is to understand the development of chronic virus infections and/or progressive cancer growth and to develop therapeutic strategies with basic research techniques. The models will focus on murine viruses such as the Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis Virus (LCMV) and the Vesicular Stromatitis Virus (VSV) and murine cancer models.

Detailed Information can be found in the following publications of our institute:

Behnke K, Zhuang Y, Xu HC, Sundaram B, Reich M, Shinde PV, Huang J, Modares NF, Tumanov AV, Polz R, Scheller J, Ware CF, Pfeffer K, Keitel V, Häussinger D, Pandyra AA, Lang KS, Lang PA. B cell-mediated maintenance of CD169+ cells is critical for liver regeneration. Hepatology. 2018. doi: 10.1002/hep.30088 [Add to Citavi project by DOI] [Add to Citavi project by DOI]

Xu HC, Huang J, Pandyra AA, Lang E, Zhuang Y, Thöns C, Timm J, Häussinger D, Colonna M, Cantor H, Lang KS, Lang PA. Lymphocytes Negatively Regulate NK Cell Activity via Qa-1b following Viral Infection. Cell Rep. 2017 Nov 28;21:2528-2540.

Xu HC, Grusdat M, Pandyra AA, Polz R, Huang J, Sharma P, Deenen R, Köhrer K, Rahbar R, Diefenbach A, Gibbert K, Löhning M, Höcker L, Waibler Z, Häussinger D, Mak TW, Ohashi PS, Lang KS, Lang PA. Type I Interferon Protects Antiviral CD8+ T Cells from NK Cell Cytotoxicity. Immunity. 2014; 40:949-60.

Lang PA, Contaldo C, Georgiev P, El-Badry AM, Recher M, Kurrer M, Cervantes-Barragan L, Ludewig B, Calzascia T, Bolinger B, Merkler D, Odermatt B, Bader M, Graf R, Clavien PA, Hegazy AN, Lohning M, Harris NL, Ohashi PS, Hengartner H, Zinkernagel RM & Lang KS. Aggravation of viral hepatitis by platelet-derived serotonin. Nat Med 2008; 14:756-761.

We offer a diverse range of work in a professional, modern and international laboratory.

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Scientist (PhD/MD - Student) in the field of virus Immunology