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PhD Project
University of Lübeck/Institute of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology

14 PhD positions in neuroinflammation research

14 Jun 2024

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Position Description

We offer 14 PhD positions for Early Stage Researchers (ESR) for three years to undertake research in neuroinflammation. Funded as a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN) within the EU Horizon 2020 Framework Programme, ENTRAIN will undertake deep analyses of the molecular and cellular mechanisms involved in macrophage-endothelial cross-talk and will exploit this information to develop new treatments of neurological diseases, such as stroke, Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis. We are using novel and emerging technologies, such as cutting-edge chemoproteomics, unique genetic and viral tools for targeting of defined cell populations, and high resolution intravital imaging. The results will impact on the understanding of neuroinflammation, but also on the rarefaction of vessels.
The PhD students will be hosted by 13 academic and industrial partner organizations in Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, and Switzerland. For further details of the individual projects in ENTRAIN, please follow the link

To be eligible for one of these posts, we expect a good master (or equivalent) degree (minimum upper second) in a relevant discipline of the life sciences (preferentially neurosciences, immunology, vascular biology, molecular or cellular biology). Research experience in one of the fields mentioned above would be advantageous. Good skills in English language are required. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential, as a willingness to work flexibly and travel to collaborating partners. The successful applicants will be expected to register for a PhD and will submit a high quality dissertation for examination within 3 years of his or her appointment.

Each PhD student in the project will have a Personal Career Development Plan, designed with their supervisors at the beginning of the fellowship, covering scientific objects and training needs (including complementary skills). Each PhD student will be expected to have at least two secondments in academia and industry to another collaborating partner organization.

As an ESR you have to fulfil the following Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN eligibility criteria:
• You have not yet been awarded a doctorate degree and you are in the first 4 years (full-time equivalent) of your career.
• At the time of recruitment, you must not have resided or carried out your main activity (work, studies, etc) in the country of the beneficiary partner organization for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to your recruitment. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.

For further information on Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks including living and mobility allowances, see:

Type of contract: Temporary
Status: Full-time
Hours per week: According to national regulations

How to Apply

Please apply online and use our recruitment portal on The recruitment starts 15th June 2019 and runs until 7th July 2019. Please notice, that we only accept fully completed forms. The application should include a CV, certificate of latest (school) graduation and credentials of all academic degrees as well as 2 letters of recommendation. For further information contact: Mrs Susanne Zimmermeier Email: Tel. +49 451 3101 7201 Fax +49 451 3101 7204