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PhD Position at the BMC

Collaborative Research Center 1054 “Control and Plasticity of Cell-Fate Decisions in the Immune System”


The Klein lab at the Institute for Immunology, Biomedical Center, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich, is currently recruiting within the

Collaborative Research Center 1054 “Control and Plasticity of Cell-Fate Decisions in the Immune System”

PhD student in Immunology

The Munich-based Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) 1054 ( explores the control of cell-fate decisions in the immune system. Its Integrated Research Training Group (IRTG) provides a structured framework for training and supervision of doctoral candidates.

Research in the Klein lab aims at elucidating the cellular interactions and molecular pathways that orchestrate the generation of a functional and self-tolerant T cell repertoire ( We are combining genetically manipulated mouse models, single-cell or whole-repertoire TCR sequencing and TCR re-expression in retro-or transgenic mice to dissect T-cell-intrinsic and -extrinsic determinants shaping the T cell pool during repertoire selection in the thymus and in autoimmune settings.

Selected references: Hassler et al. (2019) PNAS 116(37); Klein et al. (2019) Nat Rev Immunol, 19(1); Yamano et al. (2015) Immunity, 42(6); Klein et al. (2014) Nat Rev Immunol, 14(6).

Your profile:

  • Master’s degree in life sciences, ideally with knowledge of cellular and molecular immunology.
  • Experience in flow cytometry, animal experimentation and/or bioinformatics is a plus, but not mandatory.
  • Curiosity, team spirit and enthusiasm for science.

We offer:

  • Modern workplace with cutting-edge technology embedded in a stimulating scientific community at the Biomedical Center of the LMU.
  • A dynamic international team.
  • Participation in structured programs (IRTG, MMRS) that offer scientific and soft-skills training.
  • Employees are remunerated according to salary group E 13 TV-L (65%)
  • Start date is ASAP.

Submit your application (merged PDF including letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, degree certificates, two references) to Ludger Klein at Informal inquiries prior to or in parallel to submission of a full application are encouraged.

The LMU is committed to a family-oriented policy and is an equal opportunity employer, specifically welcoming female scientists' applications. Severely disabled persons with similar qualifications will be given priority.