The University Hospital Bonn:

We combine excellence in research, teaching and patient care. The University Hospital Bonn is a maximum care hospital with more than 1,300 planned beds. With around 38 clinics and 31 institutes and more than 8,000 employees, the UKB is one of the largest employers in Bonn. Every year, the UKB treats around 50,000 inpatients and around 35,000 emergencies, and provides more than 350,000 outpatient treatments. Our employees work in medicine, nursing, administration and management (human resources, finance, construction, technology, purchasing), or the service areas, etc.


We are committed to diversity and equal opportunities

Our aim is to increase the proportion of women in areas where they are underrepresented and to give special support to their careers. We therefore strongly encourage applications from qualified women. Applications will be handled in accordance with the State Equal Opportunity Act. Applications from suitable persons with proven severe disabilities and persons who have the same status are particularly welcome.

PhD student position (m/f/d)

The Institute of Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology (IMMIP) at the University Hospital Bonn has an immediate vacancy for the following full-time position (38.5 hours/week).

The position is available for three years with the possibility of an extension.

The IMMIP (Director, Prof. Dr. med. Achim Hoerauf) invites applications for a Ph.D. student position in the research group of Dr. Manuel Ritter about neglected tropical diseases (e.g., helminth infections) and their influence on concomitant infections and diseases. Besides international research projects especially in Africa, the AG Ritter is using the filarial mouse model Litomosoides sigmodontis

to analyse filarial-specific immune responses and signalling mechanisms (for further information see The group of Dr. Ritter is funded by the DFG within the German-African Cooperation Projects in Infectiology (Projects: MARAG and MAP-TB).


Ihre Aufgaben

  • Immunological, microbiological and parasitological research
  • Independent performance of scientific experiments and their analysis
  • Participation in international collaborative projects including lab work, training and organisation of workshop in African countries
  • Participation in the courses for students

Ihr Profil

  • An MSc or equivalent degree in (molecular) biology, biochemistry, immunology or microbiology
  • Practical experience in immunology, parasitology and microbiology
  • Good command of spoken and written English
  • An interest in immunology, parasitology and tropical diseases research
  • The ability to work well in a group as well as independently
  • The willingness to work in the laboratories of our collaborators in Africa (e.g., Cameroon, Togo, Ghana and Tanzania) for several weeks/year

Unser Angebot

  • A Ph.D. student position starting as soon as possible with funding for at least three years
  • You will work in a dynamic and international group with exposure to basic and translational research as well as microbiology, immunology and human and rodent parasitic infections
  • Students are encouraged and supported in attending scientific conferences to present their results and are also encouraged to attend and participate in house colloquia, University symposia and international conferences
  • The salary will be according to the German salary scale TV-L (EG 13)
  •  A “Jobticket” (subsidized public transport) is available
  • There is also a possibility to use the day care center
  • Supplementary benefits in the public sector (pension plan according to VBL)


We look forward to receiving your application by 14.06.2021. Applicants should send their application in a single pdf file including motivation letter, CV, scanned academic degrees, list of publications and the contact details of two references. In your application, please indicate your preferred scientific project.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions:  

Dr. Manuel Ritter
Institut für Medizinische Mikrobiologie, Immunologie und Parasitologie (IMMIP)
Universitätsklinikum Bonn
Venusberg-Campus 1
53127 Bonn
Tel.: 0228-287-11453
E-Mail: manuel.ritter(at)



Technical Assistant (m/f/d) (BTA, MT(L)A or VTA)

Vacancy no. 107_2021

The Institute of Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology (IMMIP) at the University Hospital Bonn has an open full-time position (38.5 hrs/week) to be filled as soon as possible: Technical Assistant (m/f/d) (BTA, MT(L)A or VTA).

The position is project-related and fixed-term,  three years with extension possibility.

Your tasks:

  • Support projects in the testing of new substances for the treatment of worm infections
  •  Support of research projects
  • Work with human sample material (skin nodules, blood, urine, saliva)
  • Preparation of histological and immunohistological specimens
  • Molecular biological methods (especially (RT-) PCR)
  • Serological examination methods such as ELISA, antibody tests
  • Participation in general laboratory activities and organizational tasks, including diagnostics and animal house

Your profile:

  •  Completed training as BTA, MT(L)A or VTA
  • Experience in the following areas:
    • Histology
      • Preparation and staining of slides
      • Experience with the evaluation of histological preparations desirable
    • PCR
      • Execution of work steps according to existing protocols
      • Experience in establishing new protocols is desirable
  • Previous experience in pre-clinical/clinical research is desirable
  • Experience in diagnostic laboratories is desirable
  • Experience with rodents and appropriate certification (e.g. FELASA) is desirable
  • Independent work, flexibility, reliability, high commitment and organizational skills are expected
  • Structured way of working with detailed protocol management
  • Willingness to learn and establish new methods
  • General PC knowledge and sound basics in Microsoft Office

We offer:

  • Responsible and versatile: a workplace with great creative freedom in a multidisciplinary team
  • Remuneration according to TV-L (incl. additional benefits)
  • Flexible for families: flexible working time models, possibility of a place at the UKB daycare center and offers for those returning after parental leave
  • Provision for later: company pension scheme (VBL supplementary pension scheme in the public sector)
  • Cleverly to work: Job- ticket for public transport VRS or possibility of an interest-free loan for the purchase of an e-bike
  • Customized training: Subsidized continuing education and training (internal seminar program and individual training/coaching)
  • Start with a system: Structured induction (onboarding, mentoring and briefings)
  • Healthy at work: Numerous health promotion offers (BGM)
  • Employer benefits: Discounted offers for employees*.


We look forward to receiving your application

Application deadline: 14.04.2021.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions:


Dr. Ute Klarmann-Schulz
Institut für Medizinische Mikrobiologie, Immunologie und Parasitologie (IMMIP)
GB1 - Personalwesen
Universitätsklinikum Bonn
Venusberg-Campus 1
53127 Bonn
Tel.: 0228-287-14412 (13-18 Uhr)
E-Mail: ute.klarmann-schulz @