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Universität zu Köln | CECAD Research Center | Cabreiro Lab

PhD student Microbiome in Aging - research organism mouse (f/m/d)

  • Online seit 05.02.2021
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Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
PhD student „Microbiome in Aging“ - research organism mouse (f/m/d)
CECAD Research Center | Cabreiro Lab

The University of Cologne is one of the largest and most research-intensive universities in Germany, offering a wide range of subjects. With its six faculties and its interfaculty centres, it offers a broad spectrum of scientific disciplines and internationally outstanding profile areas, supported by the administration with its services.

The Cabreiro lab (www.cabreirolab.org) aims at understanding how microbes alter specific metabolic and signaling pathways in host cells to maintain systemic homeostasis and suppress aging. Our research interests span several fields including organismal and cell biology, metabolism, microbiology, pharmacology and systems biology. We seek a highly motivated PhD student (f/m/d), who will investigate microbiome-related mechanisms in regulating drug effects on host immunity, metabolism and aging.


  • Use the power of the mouse model (including germ-free) to causally link the role of microbes in drug efficacy.
  • Use molecular biology, biochemistry and imaging techniques.
  • Perform metabolic, proteomic and transcriptomic studies of host and/or microbiome samples.
  • Metabolic phenotyping of mouse models with a special focus in immunity.
  • To accurately record and judiciously analyze and present experimental data.
  • Drive your own research project under direct supervision of the PI.


  • The opportunity to integrate into a top research group, in a dynamic and vibrant scientific community
  • The access to state-of-the art infrastructure and services
  • A diverse and fair working environment
  • Support in reconciling work and family life
  • Flexible working time models
  • Extensive advanced training opportunities
  • Occupational health management offers
  • Local transport ticket at a discount for UoC employees

The position (65%) is available from the 01.09.2021. The position is initially for three years with the possibility of extension. If the applicant meets the relevant wage requirements and personal qualifications, the salary is based on remuneration group 13 TV-L of the pay scale for the German public sector.

The University of Cologne is committed to equal opportunities and diversity. Women are especially encouraged to apply and will be considered preferentially in accordance with the Equal Opportunities Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (Landesgleichstellungsgesetz – LGG NRW). We also expressly welcome applications from people with disabilities / special needs or of equal status.

Please apply online with proof of the sought qualifications, including a CV and a one-page letter of interest (both written in English) and contact information for 2-3 academic references at: https://jobportal.uni-koeln.de with the reference number Wiss2102-05. The application deadline is 31.03.2021. All questions should be addressed to Prof. Dr. Cabreiro (f.cabreiro@uni-koeln.de).



  • A completed Master’s degree in life sciences or related fields is mandatory.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English is mandatory.
  • Evidence of great communication and team work skills, curiosity- driven science and excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Experience in animal tissue handling, organoid or cell culture is desirable.
  • Experience in microbiology or systems/computational biology is desirable.
  • A background in physiology, metabolism or aging is a plus.
  • Proficiency in R studio programming language is desirable.


Art der Beschäftigung
Zeitraum der Beschäftigung
The position is initially for three years with the possibility of extension.
remuneration group TV-L 13 of the pay scale for the German public sector
Mittwoch, 31. März 2021 - 23:59


Hochschule / Einrichtung
Universität zu Köln
Institut / Einrichtung
CECAD Research Center | Cabreiro Lab
50931 Köln, Deutschland
Herr Prof. Dr. Filipe Cabreiro


Herr Prof. Dr. Filipe Cabreiro



Universität zu Köln | CECAD Research Center | Cabreiro Lab

50931 Köln