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PhD position (Biology / Biochemistry / Veterinary Medicine)

The Department of Pathology at the University of Veterinary Medicine (TiHo) Hannover invites applications for a


PhD position (Biology / Biochemistry / Veterinary Medicine)


available as soon as possible.


The PhD project, funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), deals with the role of a family of pattern recognition receptors in innate immunity, the so-called C-type lectin receptors (CLRs), in infection with Theiler’s murine encephalomyelitis virus (TMEV). Based on the hypothesis that dysregulated CLR activation causes brain immunopathology and neurodegeneration, the project aims to analyze the effect of CLRs in the neuropathogenesis of TMEV infection in detail.


For the available PhD position, we are seeking a creative and enthusiastic candidate that must have obtained a MSc or Diploma degree in Biology, Biochemistry or a related field, or a Staatsexamen in Veterinary Medicine. The PhD project will involve a variety of methods including molecular biology techniques, biochemical and immunological methods as well as animal experiments in cooperation with the immunology group of the Research Center for Emerging Infections and Zoonoses (RIZ; Prof. Dr. B. Lepenies). Thus, previous experience in one or more of these fields is considered a plus. Additional requirements are an above-average university degree, very good English language skills as well as a high motivation. The salary will be in accordance with the TV-L German public sector pay scale (E13/E14, 65%, three years).



Please submit your application including your CV, relevant documents and certificates no later than 28.02.2018 by email to:


Prof. Dr. Andreas Beineke

Stiftung Tierärztliche Hochschule Hannover

Department of Pathology

Bünteweg 17

30559 Hannover, Germany


Phone: +49 (0)511/953-8640



Relevant Publications:

Ciurkiewicz et al. 2017 Brain Pathol; doi: 10.1111/bpa.12518

Uhde et al. 2016 PLoS One; doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0161883

Herder et al. 2015 Brain Pathol; doi: 10.1111/bpa.12238

Prajeeth et al. 2014 J Neuroinflammation; doi: 10.1186/s12974-014-0180-9


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