PhD student quantitiative mass spectrometry-based proteomics

Posted 10 Jan 2022

University Medical Center Mainz

Germany (Ph.D.)

In the framework of the new CRC 1292 “Targeting convergent mechanisms of inefficient immunity in tumors and chronic infections” the “Core Facility for Mass Spectrometry” of the Institute for Immunology of the University Medical Center Mainz is hiring

a PhD student (mass spectrometry-based proteomics)

Starting date: as soon as possible Duration: 3 years Salary: TV-L E13 (65%)

The CRC 1292 has a translationally oriented research program aiming at targeting inefficient immunity in the context of chronic infections and cancer. In 19 cooperating projects starting into the second funding period in January 2022, the CRC 1292 will confront different challenges by identifying common and disease-specific molecular checkpoints with the aim to develop personalized therapeutic strategies.

Your Tasks:

  • Characterization of the viral-host interactome during murine cytomegalovirus (mCMV) infection
  • Optimization and development of protocols for affinity purification mass spectrometry (AP-MS)
  • Evaluation of protein-protein- as well as protein-DNA interactions by AP-MS
  • Evaluation of quantitative proteomic and transcriptomic datasets


The candidate should have a degree, preferably in (bio-)medicine, biochemistry, chemistry, biology, bioinformatics or a related discipline. Very good knowledge in one or more of the following areas is desirable:

  • Mass spectrometry-based proteomics/protein (bio-)chemistry
  • Immunology/immunobiological techniques
  • Molecular biology/genetics
  • Cell culture
  • Analysis of high-throughput omics datasets (e.g proteomics, transcriptomics, etc.)

We wish to raise the proportion of female academic staff and would therefore like to expressly encourage qualified women to apply for the position. Preference is given to severely disabled candidates, if they have the same level of qualification. For further information about the lab please visit the website

How to Apply

Please send your application (CV, academic record, a brief statement of research interests and the
contact details of two references) to:
PD Dr. Ute Distler,
Universitätsmedizin Mainz
Institut für Immunologie, Geb. 308 A
Langenbeckstr. 1
55131 Mainz
Or by email to: (Please send only pdf files)