Ph.D. student in CAR-T cell Engineering for Cancer Immunotherapy (m/f/d) in Vollzeit (65%). (KHS-27170)

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Universitätsklinikum Würzburg



Our research focuses on the development and clinical translation of adoptive cancer immunotherapy with T cells that have been modified by gene transfer to express chimeric antigen receptors (CARs). CAR-T cell therapy is a transformative treatment in cancer medicine and the PhD student for this project will have the ability to make a contribution to this transformation. 

Your project: 

  • The project focuses on a novel CAR format enabling the targeting of multiple antigens in parallel and includes a strong component of superresolution microscopy imaging.
  • The project is based on CAR-T cell genetic engineering with in depth functional analyses in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo.
  • The applicant will work as part of an experienced research team.
  • The position will be integrated into an EU-founded Horizon project, having the opportunity to benefit from the very dense scientific community in cancer immunotherapy.
  • The Program is designed for a 3-year period and can start immediately (from February 2023).
  • Salary is paid according to the German public service scale based on candidates' background and experience (TV-L).

Your qualification: 

  • Applicants for this position should have or be about to obtain their master's degree in biomedicine, biology, biophysics, biochemistry, or a related field with excellent result
  • Have expertise in (T cell) immunology, ideally also mouse tumor models and molecular biology, incl. vector cloning. 
  • Have hands-on expertise in multi-color flow cytometric analysis, incl. data analysis using different software applications (FlowJo, Graph Pad Prism)
  • Key characteristics of successful applicants will include a high level of enthusiasm, result oriented work style, analytical thinking, excellent communication and time management skills and the ability to face scientific challenges with creativity and dedication.

Our team: 

  • Being one of the leading CAR-T research programs in Europe, we provide a stimulating environment with an international team of experienced, innovative scientists, medical doctors, and technicians with numerous national and international collaborators promoting top-class science.



Please send your application including a letter of motivation (German or English), expected availability date, CV and list of publications, bachelor/master thesis abstract, and an expressive letter of reference or the names of two potential referees as a combined pdf-file by email to:, Reference: “PhD-Student"


Universitätsklinikum Würzburg, 

Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik II, 

PD Dr. Thomas Nerreter

Versbacher Straße 5,

Building E4/R 4.06b,

97078 Würzburg, Germany


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What you can look forward to:​

  • Attractive payment according to TV-L incl. company pension scheme and annual special payment
  • Own free gym (training time: Mon-Fri 16:00 to 8:00; Sat-Sun 24h)
  • Meal allowance in 5 canteens/coffee bars
  • Workplace in the public sector

Anschrift für Bewerbungen

Josef-Schneider-Straße 2
97080 Würzburg

Informationen zur Stelle

7. Dezember 2022
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