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Master Thesis in “Human immunology”

Published: 22. Feb 2019

Master student (m/f/div)

The research team of Dr. Jun Dong in Cell Biology Group at the German Rheumatism Research Center Berlin is looking for a Master student as soon as possible.

Description:

We are interested in cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying the compartmentalization, maintenance and reactivation of human bone marrow resident and blood circulating memory T lymphocytes (selected publications: Okhrimenko et al., Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 2014; Dong et al, Springer Epigenetics and human health, 2016; Dong et al, Z. Rheumatol, 2018; Siracusa et al, Eur. J. Immunol. 2019).  In this particular project, we want to address the clonal relation of memory T cells from bone marrow versus peripheral blood. For this, you will apply the next generation sequencing and advanced flow cytometry to analyze primary human memory T cells from steady state as well as after systemic immune re-challenge by vaccination. These techniques are well established in our lab. The project should start as soon as possible.

Requirements:

We are looking for a highly motivated individual who is interested in doing his/her Master Thesis (minimum 6 months) in T lymphocyte biology. This position requires good communication and interpersonal skills, and fluent English.

You can expect:

  • To perform research in a renowned and multidisciplinary institute that is embedded in Berlin´s academic environment
  • To obtain expert knowledge of immunology by attending clubs and seminars offered by the DRFZ.

Application:

Please send the following information combined into a single file to Dr. Jun Dong (dong@drfz.de).

  • Curriculum vitae
  • A brief statement of interest
  • Relevant certificates
  • Details of referees (if available).