Postdoctoral Position in immunology

Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics, Freiburg

Developmental and Evolutionary Biology & Genetics Immunobiology and Infection Biology & Medicine

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Postdoctoral Position | Immunology

Job offer from October 05, 2020

The Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics in Freiburg, Germany offers a postdoctoral position in immunology in the independent Max Planck Research Group (MPRG) “Immune Cell Dynamics” (Head: Dr. Tim Lämmermann).

The position is available for an initial two-year appointment with the possibility of extension.

The Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics (MPI-IE) in Freiburg, Germany is an interdisciplinary research institution that conducts basic research in two key areas of modern biology: Immunobiology and Epigenetics. Central questions address the molecular basis of cell type identities, as they are regulated during immune cell differentiation, metabolic response and epigenetic chromatin adaptation.

Your tasks:

Research in the Lämmermann group focusses on immune cell dynamics of the innate immune system. In particular, we are interested in how immune cells coordinate their inter- and intracellular dynamics under physiologically relevant conditions. We make use of targeted gene deletion in mouse in combination with advanced light microscopy techniques to understand the behavior of live immune cells in physiological and pathological tissues. This postdoctoral position will have a strong focus on the dynamics of inflammatory cells in vitro and in situ.

Your qualifications:

We are looking for an enthusiastic, highly-motivated, technically creative and experienced scientist with team-player attitude, strong communication skills and fluent English.

Applicants should possess an academic degree plus a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree with at least 3 years of proven research experience in immunology, cell biology, neurobiology and/or advanced microscopy. Prior experience working with transgenic mice, inflammatory or neurobiological disease models are preferred. Candidates should have previous work experience with mouse work, confocal immunofluorescence microscopy, multicolor flow cytometry and cellular immunological assays, reflected in their publication record. Prior experience with bioinformatical analysis is advantageous.

We offer:

The MPI of Immunobiology and Epigenetics (MPI-IE) in Freiburg is situated at the borders of Germany, France and Switzerland and offers a unique and collaborative setting for both culture and reaseach at the highest level. The Institute investigates the molecular basis of the immune responses and other topics of developmental biology. Another main focus of the Institute is Epigenetics. This area deals with inheritable traits, which are not caused by chandes in the DNA sequence. Research at the MPI is supported by strong institutional infrastructure and service units including mass-spec, bioinformatics, deeq-sequencing, imaging, FACS, and mouse and fly transgenic facilities. The MPI-IE is an international research institute and the working language is English.

Salary will be based on previous experience according to TVöD guidelines.

Handicapped applicants with equal qualifications will be given preferential treatment. The Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in areas, where they are underrepresented, and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply. The Max Planck Society strives for gender and diversity equality. We welcome applications from all backgrounds. A childcare facility is directly attached to the Institute.

Application deadline:

Have we sparked your interest? Please submit your complete application, including a statement of research interests and a CV via our online application portal until November 02nd, 2020. At the same time, please ask three of your referees to send recommendation letters to .

Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics
Stübeweg 51
79108 Freiburg

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