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PhD Student – Hemopoietic stem cell gene therapy focusing thalassemia and sickle cell disease (m|f|d)

Your role:

  • While obtaining your PhD, you will have the opportunity to join a dynamic team and develop solutions to improve gene therapy for hemoglobinopathies towards clinical translation.
  • You will intensively work with human and murine hemopoietic stem cells that you genetically correct with viral vectors, or other genetic tools. You will then characterize these modified cells for functionality in vitro using a wide panel of tools and technologies as well as in vivo to confirm their therapeutic efficacy.
  • As you love to explore new approaches and develop new solutions, you will apply a broad spectrum of different methods including, primary hemopoietic cell culture and differentiation, culture of stable cells lines, immunophenotyping assays based on fluorescent cytometric cell analysis, etc. You will also help develop and use automated screening assays to accelerate your work.
  • Molecular biology and gene therapy are your favorite topics and you are keen to apply your skills and knowledge of both topics synergistically. You possess a good command of English and you are used to document your activities with care.
  • This position offers you the unique opportunity to obtain your PhD while developing new technologies and gaining scientific insights in a very dynamic field and gives you the chance to learn how ideas will translate into practice and become a therapy concept. Our interdisciplinary team looks forward to working with you and hearing your own ideas!

Your profile:

  • You are curious, well organized and highly motivated to use the skills you have acquired during your "Master of Science” in a multidisciplinary environment. Preferably you have already gained experience in a Company environment.
  • You are experienced with molecular biology technics and with (primary) cell culture and capable of working with novel devices (e.g. Flow cytometers).
  • Preferably, you are familiar with functional testing of primary human cells and highly interested in performing in vivo experiments using mouse models.
  • You are a team player and interested to work in interdisciplinary teams. Good German skills and excellent English skills are nice to have.

What we offer:

  • A modern workplace and exciting opportunities in the development of technologies with a secure future
  • Cross-border intercultural cooperation and short communication channels
  • A collegial corporate culture and flexible working hours enable time management on your own terms
  • Personalized employee development program: specialist and personal training courses provided by our own training academy
  • Diverse corporate benefits with regard to employee health, sport, and staff events

Contact us:

If you have the skills and qualifications for this position, please use the link to send us your details (application letter, curriculum vitae, references and certificates). Please give us some idea of when you can start and the kind of salary you are looking for.

Your contact

Jana Straka
+49 2204 8306 2515

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Progress prospers with inspiration and curiosity. For 30 years Miltenyi Biotec has been developing products and services that are used in basic research, translational research and cell therapy. Today we are a team of more than 2,300 scientists, physicians, engineers, marketers and numerous other specialists. At Miltenyi Biotec, innovative ideas are being turned into cutting edge products. Together, we are passionate about driving biomedical progress towards curing severe diseases.

Miltenyi Biotec GmbH
Human Resources
Friedrich-Ebert-Strasse 68
51429 Bergisch Gladbach Germany