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PhD Fellowship in Skin Immunology 2020, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

University of Copenhagen


May 18, 2020


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PhD Fellowship in Skin Immunology

We are offering a PhD fellowship in ‘The role of IL-1β in maintenance and function of epidermal-resident memory CD8+ T cells‘ for commencement on 1 August 2020 or as soon as possible hereafter.

About the LEO Foundation Skin Immunology Research Center

The LEO Foundation Skin Immunology Research Center is located on the 12th floor in the award-winning Maersk Tower at the Department of Immunology and Microbiology. We offer ultra-modern facilities and a vibrant international research environment with focus on the development of early-career scientists. Based on a grant from the LEO Foundation of more than 50 million EUR, the Center aims to unite leading Danish and international researchers in immunology and skin disease to provide new knowledge to enable better diagnostics and more effective treatments for a wide range of inflammatory skin diseases such as psoriasis and eczema. 

Project description

The PhD project will focus on how IL-1β affect tissue-resident memory CD8+ T cells using in vitro and in vivo experimental models. In addition, part of the study will be a clinical study on patients with allergic contact dermatitis. The project will be performed at the LEO Foundation Skin Immunology Research Center and at Department of Dermatology at Herlev/Gentofte Hospital (Denmark).

Start:                  1 August 2020

Duration:          3 years as a PhD student

Job description

Your key tasks as a PhD student at SUND are to:

  • Carry through an independent research project under supervision
  • Complete PhD courses or other equivalent education corresponding to approx. 30 ECTS points
  • Participate in active research environments including stays at other research teams
  • Obtain experience with teaching or other types of dissemination related to your PhD project
  • Teach and disseminate your knowledge
  • Write a PhD thesis on the grounds of your project

Key criteria for the assessment of applicants

Applicants must have a master in medicine and have permission to work at a Danish hospital.

Other important criteria are:

  • Experience with dermatological research
  • Co-authorships in relevant scientific journals

For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.

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Publish Date
May 16, 2020


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