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1) 7 PhD students in the international doctorate program “i-Target” sponsored by the Elite Network Bavaria  (m/w)

Date of publication: 1st of April 2018
Scope of the program

Tumor immunotherapy is subject of intense scientific and clinical development. The requirements of well-trained scientists in this research field is rapidly increasing, both in industry and academy. There are currently no structured training programs in Germany to train prospective scientists specifically in the field of immunotherapies. To fill this gap, a team of ten Bavarian professors under the lead of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (speaker: Prof. Endres, scientific coordinator: Dr. Kobold) have joined forces to investigate innovative immunotherapies and to train talented PhD students in this highly competitive research field. The high scientific level of the investigators will guarantee projects at the cutting edge of research (Anger et al. Nature 2013; Civril et al. Nature 2013; Kobold et al. JNCI 2015; Wartewig et al. Nature 2017; Voigt et al., PNAS 2017). Three fields of immunotherapy will be investigated: Targeted cell-based therapies, targeted antibody therapy and immunomodulatory therapy (that counteracts tumor-derived immunosuppression).
We seek:

We expect applications from graduate students medicine, biology, immunology or pharmacy with an excellent academic background. Applications can come from Germany and from abroad. Applicants are required to have graduated above average at a Master level or equivalent by the time of their application. He or she should have a background in cell biology or immunology with experimental experience in protein biochemistry and/or molecular biology and the willingness to also work with mice. The applicant should be fluent in English.
We offer

Starting on October 1st 2018, we offer seven positions for PhD students in the international doctorate program “i-Target”. A description of the research projects can be found on Besides the experimental work towards the PhD degree the doctorate program involves a structured training program with weekly seminars, lectures given by internationally recognized speakers, hands-on methods courses, annual research retreats as well as soft skill seminars. Scholarships of the doctorate program are awarded for one year with the possibility of extension for three further years.
Disabled persons will be preferentially considered in case of equal qualification. Presentation costs can unfortunately not be refunded.  

If you have questions, please send to:

Applications can be submitted online at

Applicants are asked to specify for which of research projects they apply ( They can add one additional project of interest as a second choice.

Application deadline is: May 1st 2018

2) Postdoctoral scientist in cancer immunotherapy (PhD, MD or equivalent) m/f

Date of publication: 17th of January 2018


Scope of the Project: 

We are offering an exciting scientific position in the field of immunology in a highly clinically relevant research area. The focus of the group Immunopharmacology (Head: PD Dr. Sebastian Kobold) is the development of new anti-tumoral immunotherapies. The project will focus on the development of novel protein-based anti-cancer agents. All projects are embedded in the doctorate program i-Target (Immunotargeting of Cancer) of the Elite Network of Bavaria ( and the Marie-Sklodowska Curie Network IMMUTRAIN, funded by the European Union.

The Division of Clinical Pharmacology (Director Prof. Stefan Endres; hosts highly motivated doctoral students, physicians and postdocs working together in a young team at an internationally competitive level (Hornung et al. Science 2006; Poeck et al. Nat Med 2008 und Nat Immunol 2010; Heidegger et al. Blood 2013; Hoffmann et al. Journal of Hepatology 2014, Kobold et al., J Natl Cancer Inst 2015a and 2015b). Our Division has full training capacities and clearance for the medical specialities clinical pharmacology and immunology.


We seek: 

We are looking for competitive applicants with a doctoral degree (PhD, MD or equivalent) from Germany or abroad with laboratory experience and excellent publications. Experimental skills and knowledge in immunology and cell biology as well as in vivo-models are desirable. The applicant will also be responsible for supervising doctoral students.


We offer: 

Starting from June 1st 2018 we offer a Postdoc position for one year with the possibility of extension for two more years. Salary is paid according to the German public service scale based on candidates' background and experience (TV-L).


Disabled persons will be preferentially considered in case of equal qualification. Presentation costs cannot be refunded. 


Please send your appication using the reference number to:


Dr. Katharina Dennemarck


Reference: 2018-PD-01


3) Doctoral thesis for medical students

Date of publication: 15th of February 2018


Topic: Adoptive cellular therapy of tumors

Candidates are invited to send their application, preferably by e-mail, directly to PD Dr. Sebastian Kobold. Applications should include a cover letter indicating the preferred research topic, CV and certificates (Abitur and I. Teil der Ärztlichen Prüfung).


Start: now


Duration: app. 2 years


Please send your appication using the reference to:


PD Dr. Sebastian Kobold


Reference: Immunotherapy02-2018