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Uniklinik Köln, Deutschland

PhD students interested in skin related research

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outstanding PhD students interested in skin related research

Are you looking for excellent research opportunities for your PhD at the forefront of Skin Research? Within the Collaborative Research Consortium (SFB) 829 “Molecular Mechanisms Regulating Skin Homeostasis”, funded by the German Research Foundation, 20 Cologne research groups from the University Hospital, the two MPIs for Biology of Ageing and Metabolic Research, the German Sports University and the University of Cologne unravel the underlying mechanisms of skin homeostasis and diseases.

PhD students participating in the projects of SFB 829 will become members of the Integrated Research Training Group (IRTG) program, which provides them with the best possible scientific and team environment, guidance, mentoring and teaching.

PhD students have the possibility to enroll in one of the graduate school programs available on the Cologne Campus.

The positions are available in different SFB 829 projects in diverse skin research projects:

  • Hisham Bazzi: Centrosomes in mammalian skin epithelial cell fate decisions
  • Mario Fabri: Vitamin D regulation of the skin innate immune response
  • Dr. Björn Schumacher: UV-induced DNA damage in photoaging and skin homeostasis
  • Catherin Niemann: Hedgehog-Gli signaling in skin homeostasis and tumor formation
  • Sandra Iden: Mammalian polarity proteins in skin homeostasis and diseases

For more details and job opportunities in our SFB 829 research groups visit our website:

Funding is available until maximum December 2020. Payment is based on the German TV-L E13 scale (65%).

Applications in English are invited from highly-qualified graduate students who have a very good MA (or equivalent) in Cell Biology, Biochemistry or Genetics.

The university Hospital of the University of Cologne is an equal opportunities employer. Applications of women are thus especially encouraged. Handicapped candidates will be given priority in case of the same professional qualification.

Applications should be directed to the PIs of interest. Applicants should send a cover letter stating the relevant background, CV, copies of the last university degree (MA or equivalent) and two reference contacts by email as a single PDF to the attention of Julia Zielinski (

University Hospital of Cologne

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