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Predoctoral Fellow/PhD student  (f/m/x)

The Institute for Immunology, Medical Faculty TU Dresden, is looking for a highly motivated

Predoctoral Fellow/PhD student (f/m/x)

in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Biology/Immunology 

The position is available immediately. The expected duration is 3-4 years.

Our group investigates how hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells participate and interact in the complex process of blood cell generation. We use special labelling techniques to follow the differentiation and proliferation of stem and progenitor cells in the intact bone marrow niche. The DFG-funded research project focuses on DNA damage accumulation in the hematopoietic system and its role in leukemia development. Using an established mouse model (Schoedel et al., Blood 2016), which enables the targeted depletion of hematopoietic stem cells, we want to investigate how the interplay of largely division-inactive stem cells and strongly proliferating progenitor cells, can counteract the accumulation of genome damage in hematopoiesis. The project is carried out in cooperation with the research group "Theoretical Systems Biology" of Prof. Thomas Höfer, German Cancer Research Center Heidelberg.

Your tasks include:

  • Carrying out mouse experiments
  • Investigation of hematopoiesis and purification of cell populations using multicolor flow cytometry
  • Cultivation of hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells
  • High-throughput genome sequencing and single-cell gene expression analysis (in cooperation with a core facility)
  • Data analysis (in cooperation) and writing of scientific publications.

For more information about our scientific work, please refer to our recent publications:

Munz et al., bioRxiv 2022

Morcos et al., Nature Communications 2022

Sanin et al., Science Immunology 2022

Morcos et al., Journal of Experimental Medicine 2020

For further information about the work environment, please refer to our website or contact Dr. Alexander Gerbaulet (, +49 351-458-16527)

Your Profile:

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in biology, medicine, pharmacy or related subjects
  • Practical experience in one of the following research areas is desired:cell biology, immunology, molecular biology, bioinformatics or computational biology
  • Willingness to perform mouse experiments, a FELASA-B certificate would be optimal
  • Scientific enthusiasm and intrinsic motivation
  • Ability to integrate into a scientific team and a good command of the English language

We offer:

  • A fascinating research project, excellent mentoring and a stimulating environment
  • Arrangement for flexible working hours to find a balance between work and family life
  • Using our internal prevention program including courses and work-out at the `Carus Vital´ health Center
  • Taking part in job-oriented educational courses at the `Carus-Academy´ 
  • Provision for the future in the form of a company pension plan
  • A position according to the TV-L conditions 

Application of women is appreciated. Disabled persons with equal qualification will be preferred.   

We kindly ask you to apply preferably via our online form to make the selection process faster and more effective. Of course, we also consider your written application without any disadvantages. We look forward to receiving your application, until February 15th, 2023 online with registration number IMU0923549. For further information, please contact Julia Saalbach by telephone 0351-458-6505 or by E-Mail: