13 Early Stage Researcher Positions, Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Germany

Publish Date: Sep 18, 2015

Deadline: Oct 15, 2015

ENLIGHT-TEN is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN-ETN) funded in the framework of the HORIZON 2020 program. The mission of ENLIGHT-TEN is to provide cross-disciplinary training in T cell immunology and big data analysis in order to train a new generation of researchers to exploit the power of emerging technological platforms.

Area of research

ENLIGHT-TEN has developed a cross-disciplinary, high-quality educational programme to provide all its PhD candidates with specialist high-level research training, a broad scientific skill set and experience in both academic and industrial working environments. In addition to excellent research skills, our training programme will also offer training in team-leading abilities, project management and entrepreneurship to supplement and complement the university-based PhD education.

ENLIGHT-TEN consists of ten beneficiaries and six partners from seven European countries, bringing a balanced portfolio of expertise bridging in-depth knowledge of T cell differentiation and pathophysiology of autoimmune and allergic diseases, through to bioinformatic analysis of large data sets. This strong network of academic and industrial partners ensures that ENLIGHT-TEN's early stage researchers will be extremely well placed to successfully compete for academic or industrial life science-related positions, and to drive research and innovation within the European Research Area.

13 Early Stage Researcher Positions

Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (Braunschweig/Hannover, Germany)

  • ESR1: Functional importance and molecular characterisation of differentially methylated regions in helper T cell subsets (Laboratory of Jochen Huehn)
  • ESR2: Defining the role of metabolic pathways in helper T cell subsets (Laboratory of Tim Sparwasser)

University College London (UK)

  • ESR3: Follicular helper T cell differentiation in autoimmune diabetes: role of the CD28 pathway (Laboratory of Lucy Walker)

Medical University of Vienna (Austria)

  • ESR4: Transcriptional networks regulating helper and cytotoxic T cell lineage specification (Laboratory of Wilfried Ellmeier)

Qiagen Aarhus (Denmark)

  • ESR5:Cross-omics prediction tools for analysis of gene regulatory sites in helper T cells (Laboratory of Leif Schauser)

Bayer Pharma (Wuppertal, Germany)

  • ESR6: Comparative model-based analysis of the translatability from in vitro to in vivo and from animal model to human of cytokine responses and adverse events of T cell engaging antibodies (Laboratory of Jörg Lippert)

EMBL – EBI (Cambridge, UK) 

  • ESR7: Tracking helper T cell differentiation pathways one cell at a time (Laboratory of Sarah Teichmann)

Instituto de Medicina Molecular (Lisbon, Portugal)

  • ESR8: Factors determining thymic regulatory T cell development and peripheral homeostasis of naive regulatory T cells in humans (Laboratory of Ana Sousa)
  • ESR9: Functional subsets of human helper T cells (Laboratory of Luis Graca)

Babraham Institute (Cambridge, UK)

  • ESR10: How the T cell response upon vaccination changes with age (Laboratory of Michelle Linterman)
  • ESR11: Plasticity and reprogramming of differentiated T cells (Laboratory of Marc Veldhoen)

University of Turku (Finland)

  • ESR12: Computational methods for characterising T cell-related signatures in health and disease (Laboratory of Laura Elo)

INSERM (Paris, France)

  • ESR13: Characterisation of Tregs from inflamed tissues during autoimmunity (Laboratory of Benoît Salomon)


The candidate holds a master degree in a relevant discipline (Biology, Medical/Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Systems Biology, Bioinformatics, Mathematics, Physics or another relevant discipline), or will receive this before the appointment date. She or he received her/his master degree < 4 years before the date of appointment, has not been awarded a PhD degree, and the candidate can be of any nationality, but did not reside or carry out his/hers main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host organisation for more than 12 months during the 3 years immediately prior to the appointment date.


Headquarter Braunschweig

Research Group

Starting date

Not later than March 31, 2016.

Contract time limit

36 months


The monthly gross salary will be in accordance with the EC Marie Skłodowska Curie rates and will be paid by the host organisation. The salary may be subjected to tax according to applicable national regulations.

Applications accepted until 15.10.2015

Applicants are required to complete the online application form here:https://hzi.opencampus.net/

More information can be found here:

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No.: 675395.

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