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PhD Positions in Defining Innate Immune Checkpoints Controlling Natural Killer, Germany

Do you want to pursue a PhD degree at a recognized university in Germany? If so, then you must take a look at the PhD Positions in Defining Innate Immune Checkpoints Controlling Natural Killer Cell Recognition of Melanoma Cells at Heidelberg University.

In this project, the PhD candidate will investigate NK cell receptor pathways in response to melanoma cells. Within RTG2099 structured graduate education and lab visits with our project partners at Kings College in London will be offered. The PhD candidate will apply an immune-oncology CRISPR/Cas9-based screening approach using primary NK cells and melanoma cells and other tumor cells and will validate already existing candidates for their anti-tumor activity using in vitro and in vivo methods.

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This scholarship will assist you to pursue a PhD degree at the university by providing the salary.

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Heidelberg University, founded in 1386, is one of Europe’s major research institutions. It is Germany’s oldest university and offers over 100 undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral degree programmes.

Why study at Heidelberg University? In addition to academic and social responsibilities, Heidelberg University places a premium on student and young researcher development. By incorporating novel concepts into research-based instruction, it enables early exposure to research subjects and procedures.

Application Deadline: The last date to apply for the scholarship is 31 March 2022.

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: Heidelberg University
  • Department: NA
  • Course Level: PhD
  • Award: Salary
  • Number of Awards: NA
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Nationality: Germany
  • The award can be taken in Germany


  • Eligible Countries: Germany
  • Eligible Course or Subjects: The scholarship will be awarded in Defining innate immune checkpoints controlling Natural Killer cell recognition of melanoma cells.
  • Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the given criteria:
  • The candidate is expected to demonstrate in-depth knowledge in cellular and molecular biology and/or immunology. Hands-on experience in molecular genetics and interest in bioinformatics data analysis is a plus.
  • The candidate should be driven by self-motivation, should share a vivid passion for scientific problems, and should acknowledge interdisciplinary collaborative research in order to successfully master this doctoral study program.    

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: To being enlisted in the programme, applicants must have to take admission at the university.
  • Supporting Documents: Attach your official transcripts of academic records from every postsecondary institution attended for at least one year as a full-time student, statement of purpose, Contact details of two referees, two reference letters from these referees, and CV.
  • Admission Requirements: The successful candidate must hold a university degree (master or equivalent above average) that permits access to undertake doctoral studies.
  • Language Requirement: Very good English skills (spoken and written) are mandatory.


Each successful scholar will receive the salary to complete their PhD degree in Germany at Heidelberg University.

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