Open PhD position

We are offering a 3 year PhD fellowship position in immunology and nephrology. Apply till September 27th, 2019.

The SFB 1192 “Immune-mediated glomerular diseases- Basic Concepts and clinical Implications” is an interdisciplinary research consortium consisting of nephrologists, immunologists, pathologists and physiologists in Bonn, Hamburg and Jena, which aims to unravel the mechanisms underlying autoimmune kidney diseases.

One PhD student position in this project (TV-L 13 65%) is available at the Institute of Experimental Immunology (IEI) of the Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn (Director Prof. Dr. Christian Kurts) to analyse the details of the immune response and the impact of dendritic cells (DC) in crescentic glomerulonephritis (cGN). The project will start as soon as possible and is limited to three years with the possibility of extension.

The project will address the role of immune cells, especially macrophages (MF) and dendritic cells during cGN, and translate the findings to patients with cGN. The long-term aim is to obtain a better understanding of renal DC/MF in cGN and identify targets for therapeutic strategies. Close interactions exist in addition with GRK2168 and the SFBTR57.

We offer a well-equipped laboratory and the doctoral student will also participate in a structured program that promotes scientific education and long-term development of scientists to pursue their career in the field of translational science in chronic kidney disease.

The ideal candidate is highly motivated and talented with a strong interest in immunology and kidney diseases with the following profile:

- Diploma thesis or Master’s degree in biology, biochemistry, biomedicine or similar

- Basic knowledge in immunology, life sciences, and molecular techniques

- Excellent teamwork and English communication (oral and writing) skills

- Experience with in vivo experimental models, flow cytometry, and gene sequencing are advantageous

The University of Bonn is committed to being an equal opportunity employer in our recruitment efforts. Preference will be given to suitably qualified female applicants or handicapped people, all other considerations being equal. Application: Please send a letter of Motivation, C.V. and certificates in one single pdf file to Fernando Verduzco via email ( by September 27th, 2019.