PhD student (f/m/d) in functional immunogenomics

The Cluster of Excellence (EXC2180) “Image-Guided and Functionally Instructed Tumor Therapies (iFIT)” is a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research program that focuses on understanding tumor biology and the development of novel diagnostic and therapeutic approaches for cancer. The iFIT research group of Dr. Josef Leibold is looking for a

PhD student (f/m/d) in functional immunogenomics

The earliest possible start date is April 2021 and the position is offered for 1 year with plans for a further extension. The laboratory of Dr. Leibold studies the impact of genetic alterations on the tumor microenvironment, with the ultimate goal to identify novel approaches to treat late stage
stomach, lung and prostate cancer. By using innovative mouse models combined with functional genetic CRISPR/Cas9 and RNAi screens the goal is to identify druggable targets in genetically defined cancer cells that re-establish immunosurveillance mechanisms and enhance immunotherapeutic approaches.

Further reading:


• Planning, implementing and performing research experiments
• Analysis, interpretation and presentation of research findings
• Contribution to grant writing, research reports and publications
• Scientific literature research and development of new ideas


• Diploma or Master’s Degree (or equivalent) in biology, life sciences or related discipline
• Practical experience in cell culture techniques, immunological assays and molecular biology methods
• Creativity and thinking outside the box are encouraged
• Excellent organization, communication and documentation skills
• Excellent English skills (oral and written)
• Strong interest in cancer genetics and and a high level of self-motivation
• Collegiality and ability to work both independently and as part of a team
• practical skills in animal experimentation (FELASA B or comparable) are desirable

We offer an interesting and versatile workplace in a highly innovative and relevant research field. You will receive doctoral student payment including social benefits. Severely handicapped persons with equal qualifications are given preferential consideration. The University of Tübingen is committed to increase the percentage of female scientists, and therefore encourages women to apply for this position. The Administration of the University Hospital is responsible for all employment matters.

Please send your application forms including a short cover letter, a CV, a publication list, as
well as contact details for two references via e-mail (single PDF file) or in written form to:

Josef Leibold, M.D.
Juniorprofessor for Functional Immunogenomics
Cluster of Excellence iFIT (EXC2180)
Medical Oncology and Pulmology
University Department of Medicine
University Hospital Tübingen
Otfried-Müller-Str. 14
72076 Tübingen, Germany