Postdoctoral Position in Human Medicine
University of Oldenburg Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Germany

The Unit of Immunology (Department of Human Medicine) of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of Oldenburg invites applicants for a

Postdoc position (m/f/d)

(E13 TV-L, 100 %, 3 years)

The position is suitable for part-time work.

The unit of Immunology concentrates on analyzing the regulation of the immune system in systemic autoimmune diseases, during the progression of sterile inflammatory disorders, the defense against microbes, and the progression of (skin) tumors.

The interaction of antigen-presenting cells and T cells plays an important role in the development of systemic autoimmunity, e.g., systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and it has been shown that this interaction often involves CD40/CD40L signaling. In this project, we will use an established mouse model for SLE (K14-CD40L tg) to investigate the impact of various transcription factors, including the aryl hydrocarbon receptor, on the pathophysiology of SLE and the development of autoreactive cells.

We expect:

  • An academic university degree in the fields of biology, biotechnology, molecular medicine, human medicine or a comparable field, including PhD od MD
  • Strong interest in immunology, cell biology or molecular biology
  • experience in flow cytometry, in vivo imaging, RNA sequencing, microbiome analysis
  • High level of commitment and self-motivation, flexibility and ability to work in a team as well as independently
  • Willingness to perform animal experiments and experience in handling laboratory animals (ideally FELASA certificate or comparable)
  • Fluent speaking and writing skills in English
  • Basic knowledge of the German language

We offer:

  • A versatile and challenging job in a dynamic, interdisciplinary and motivated team
  • A position with a high level of responsibility
  • Very good personal and professional training options, education opportunities as well as help with the reconciliation of work and family life
  • Participation in innovative projects (basic research as well as translational)
  • The possibility of postdoctoral lecture qualification (habilitation)

The University of Oldenburg strives to increase the percentage of women in academic positions. Therefore, women are strongly encouraged to apply.

People with disabilities will be given preference in case of equal qualification.

Applications including letter of motivation, curriculum vitae and all supporting documents as well as transcripts are requested by March 31h, 2021to Prof. Dr. K. Loser, Department of Human Medicine, Unit of Immunology, University Oldenburg, 26111 Oldenburg, or preferentially by e-mail in one PDF file to . Please include the reference number 08/20-21 in your application and please note that application and interview costs cannot be covered.


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