Post-doctoral Research Fellow (m/f/x) in Immunology

Institution
Faculty of Medicine - Biomedical Center (BMC) - Institute for Immunology
Start date
as soon as possible
Application deadline
2 Aug 2021
Contract duration
The position is limited to two years, with the option of extension.

The Institute for Immunology, Biomedical Center, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU), is currently recruiting within the Collaborative Research Centre 1054 “Control and Plasticity of Cell-Fate Decisions in the Immune System”.

The Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) 1054 explores the plasticity of cell-fate decisions in the immune system to identify signals that confer T cell plasticity and characterize their molecular basis. Our long-term research goal is to identify targets that control immune cell differentiation for specific therapeutic intervention.

We analyze extracellular vesicles (EVs) and evaluate in vivo data on the roles of exosomes as mediators of T cell differentiation. Furthermore, we harness EVs to influence T cells therapeutically.

A Post-Doctoral Research Fellow position is available immediately under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Thomas Brocker. Visit the webpage, to explore the fast-developing and highly interdisciplinary field of immunotherapy.
The Post-Doctoral Fellow will develop new approaches to manipulate the immune system against inflammatory diseases and cancer by generating novel classes of recombinant molecules. The successful candidate is scientifically driven and well-organized.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Designing bioactive recombinant molecules for redirecting T cells.
  • Developing appropriate in vitro models for rapid functional testing.
  • The position will involve producing recombinant molecules, cell culture, cell sorting, (imaging) flow cytometry, classical immunological methods, preclinical mouse models.

Requirements

  • Suitable applicants should have a Ph.D. in immunology or a related relevant field.
  • The ideal candidate will work well in an interactive scientific environment, be intellectually curious, and have experience in several aspects of molecular and cellular immunology.
  • Critical skills include molecular cloning, cellular immunology, cell-based immune functional assays, flow cytometric analysis, and relevant statistical analysis.

Benefits

The successful candidate will receive an initial two year contract, with the option of extension. Please include a cover letter describing your interest in this opportunity and suitability for the role with your application.
The LMU is committed to a family-oriented policy and an equal opportunity employer, specifically welcoming female scientists' applications.

Also possible in a part-time capacity.

People with disabilities who are equally as qualified as other applicants will receive preferential treatment.

Contact

We will consider applications until we fill the position. Please send us applications (including a letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, names + contact information of two referees) as a single PDF file via e-mail.

Email: Sekretariat.Immunologie@med.uni-muenchen.de

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