PhD student positions in biomathematics - systems biology of inflammation

The mammalian immune response depends on the interaction and collaboration of many highly individual cells. Our group uses mathematical modeling and data analysis tools to quantify and rationalize immune cell dynamics in the context of clinical manifestations such as chronic inflammation and cancer. The group is currently moving from Berlin to Bonn, and will be integrated into both the ImmunoSensation cluster and the Hausdorff Center for Mathematics, an exceptional environment for our interdisciplinary research program. We are recruiting 2 PhD students for data-driven modeling in two areas: innate lymphoid cells and T cells driving autoimmune organ damage, and immune cell networks in cancer immunotherapy. Both projects will be carried out in tight collaboration with wet-lab immunologists and will include first-hand data analysis as well as mathematical model development. The projects may comprise stochastic and spatial modelling techniques as well as analysis of single-cell sequencing and high-content imaging data, thus offering ample opportunity for expert training in modern systems immunology. We are looking for highly motivated, independent and committed scientists eager to make significant contributions to both fundamental and clinical research. Candidates should have a Master degree in (bio-)physics, systems biology, mathematics, computer science, or a related discipline. Good computer programming skills are required, training in immunology or cell biology is an advantage. The position requires good communication and interpersonal skills, and fluent English.

Closing date: January 15, 2021

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