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Please note, all job vacancies are posted as soon as they are received, and are cleared after the closing date, or after three months, if one is not specified.

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Current vacancies

PhD in Immunology

Ludwig Maximilian University are looking for a PhD candidate to study the function of dendritic cells in early life. Dendritic cells are versatile controllers of immunity with crucial roles in innate and adaptive immunity. In neonates these cells are qualitatively distinct from adults, presumably to establish early life immune balance essential for survival. The project aims to understand how dendritic cells in early life respond to pathogens and initiate T cell responses. To this end novel mouse models to fate map and deplete dendritic cells will be used in combination with cutting edge single cell technologies (such as single cell RNA sequencing, Multi-parameter flow cytometry, Histo-Cytometry). The position is available in the group of Dr. Barbara Schraml at the Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany and is funded by a Starting Grant from European Research Council. The post is located in state of the art laboratories at the Biomedical Center of the LMU with access to excellent dedicated core facilities for flow cytometry, bioimaging and bioinformatics. 

A Master’s degree in Immunology, Cell Biology or Biochemistry with background in molecular biology is desirable, although applicants with a degree in physics or bioengineering and an interest in life sciences are also welcome. Expertise in flow cytometry or microscopy are desirable. And interest in working with in vivo models is required. You should be creative and a good team player wanting to take an active role in a young research team. Proficiency in English is required.

We offer:  

• A young and international research team

• Cutting edge technologies in state of the art facilities

• Competitive salary according to the German public service scale (TV-L)

Institution/Organisation:
Ludwig Maximilian University
Application deadline:
Post-Doc in Immunology

Dendritic cells are versatile controllers of immunity with crucial roles in innate and adaptive immunity. In neonates these cells are qualitatively distinct from adults, presumably to establish early life immune balance essential for survival. The project aims to dissect the developmental and functional heterogeneity of dendritic cells at barrier organs in early life. The project that will be led by the candidate aims to define the cell intrinsic and extrinsic mechanisms that influence dendritic cell function using single cell technologies (such as single cell RNASeq, multiparameter flow cytometry), in vivo mouse models to deplete dendritic cells, as well as innovative imaging techniques.  The position is available in the group of Barbara Schraml at the Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany. The post is located in state of the art laboratories at the new Biomedical Center of the LMU with access to excellent dedicated core facilities for flow cytometry, bioimaging and bioinformatics.

You should be creative and a good team player wanting to take an active role in a young, dynamic and international research team. A doctoral degree in Immunology, Cell Biology or Biochemistry is expected, although applicants with a degree in physics or bioengineering and an interest in life sciences are also welcome to apply. Previous experience in immunology is desirable. Expertise in flow cytometry, gene expression profiling and/or working with in vivo models are a plus. Proficiency in English is required.

Institution/Organisation:
Ludwig Maximilian University
Application deadline:
Independent group leader in Mucosal Immunology

To strengthen their team UMCG now have a tenure track position available for a highly talented mucosal immunologist with a PhD or MD/PhD degree who has successfully completed relevant post-doctoral training. Their ambition is to further understand the disturbed homeostasis between the mucosal immune-system and the gut microbial content to identify potential drug targets or leads for personalizing treatment. They expect the new team member to work on functional translation of findings from ongoing large scale multi-omics (e.g. microbiome, genomic, scRNAseq) analyses in the context of chronic intestinal diseases, by making use of state of the art research technologies (e.g. Tissue chips, CyTof) . In the research center there is a strong focus on using available human materials (e.g. intestinal biopsies, intestinal organoids, iPSCs) in in vitro/ex vivo model systems like gut-on-a-chip technology, which should be complemented by human immunological approaches.

Qualifications:

  • The successful candidate is expected to build or extend an independent research line, at an internationally competitive level.

  • Excellent scientific achievements in mucosal research, as documented by internationally recognized research publications and presentations at scientific conferences.

  • The candidate is expected to raise extramural research funding. A track record in securing external funding is an asset.

  • The successful candidate is expected to drive immunological research forward within the UMCG in strong collaboration with immunologist working in other areas of interest.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Affinity with teaching for (under)graduate students.

Institution/Organisation:
University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG)
Application deadline:
Independent group leader in Transplant Immunology

UMCG are seeking a highly talented and broadly oriented immunologist with strong expertise in translational research in transplantation immunology who is able to bridge the traditional borders of innate and adaptive immunity. The candidate should have an excellent track record of independent research with high quality publications and successful acquisition of funding.

The candidate should have a track record of successful collaboration with clinicians and a genuine interest in clinically relevant research aimed at improving patient care. The candidate has to be a strong team player to be able to develop a new research line within a large center with multiple partners and opportunities.

  • The successful candidate is expected to build or extend an independent research line, at an internationally competitive level.

  • Excellent scientific achievements in transplant immunology, as documented by internationally recognized research publications and presentations at scientific conferences.

  • The candidate is expected to raise extramural research funding. A track record in securing external funding is an asset.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Affinity with teaching for (under)graduate students

Institution/Organisation:
University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG)
Application deadline:
Independent group leader in Onco-Immunology

UMCG are looking for an outstanding and highly motivated individual with a PhD or MD/PhD degree and successfully completed post-doctoral training in a relevant area of onco-immunology. The ideal candidate has a track record in using state-of-the-art techniques to investigate cancer immunotherapy, either in the context of immune checkpoint inhibitors, adoptive T-cell-based therapeutics or related areas. Applicants must provide a record of scientific excellence through publications and acquisition of funding/fellowships. The successful candidate is expected to develop a strong and exciting research line, and catalyze our ongoing onco-immunology research.

They are looking for a team player, with a desire to clinically translate cancer biology concepts, and is admissible to back-translate questions that arise from the clinical application of cancer immunotherapy. The candidate should have a track record of successful collaboration with clinicians and a genuine interest in clinically relevant research aimed at improving patient care. The candidate will benefit and contribute to their successful interdisciplinary research environment and the close cooperation within the Cancer Research Center Groningen and the various associated oncological and immunology departments within the UMCG.

Qualifications:

  • The successful candidate is expected to build or extend an independent research line, at an internationally competitive level.

  • Excellent scientific achievements in cancer immunology research, as documented by internationally recognized research publications and presentations at scientific conferences.

  • The candidate is expected to raise extramural research funding. A track record in securing external funding is an asset.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Affinity with teaching for (under)graduate students.

Institution/Organisation:
University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG)
Application deadline:
Professor of Immunology (E&R)

This permanent, full time post as a Professor of Immunology is available from November 2019. 

The University of Exeter Medical School is renowned for its world-leading diabetes research, and has recently been awarded £million investment from Research England as part of ‘Expanding Excellence in England.’

Immunology is a priority for the Diabetes Centre of Excellence and the University of Exeter Medical School. We are keen to develop novel and exciting research into autoimmunity in Type 1 diabetes (T1D) in man by making multiple appointments at different levels.

To make progress in human Type 1 diabetes is likely to need novel approaches. Exeter encourages applications from innovative immunologists either working in Type 1 diabetes at present or from those with experience in other areas of human autoimmunity who may not have worked on Type 1 diabetes but have relevant approaches and techniques. The immunologists will be able to work on novel and pioneering approaches using unique human pancreas samples obtained at the time of diagnosis of type 1 diabetes. Equipment to support applicants includes preferential access to Next Generation Sequencing, state of the art cell sorters and a new high-resolution, automated, digital pathology system. Key collaborators for this post will be the Immunologists led by Professor Gordon Brown in the recently established Centre for Medical Mycology. The ultimate aim is to understand the underlying disease processes in order to understand mechanisms in T1D, to stimulate the development and application of novel immunotherapies and inform the design of new clinical trial

Applications are welcome from Professors with skills in these areas, both those who have already applied these skills to diabetes research and those who would be keen to do so. 

Institution/Organisation:
University of Exeter
Application deadline:
Miltenyi Biotec opportunities

Miltenyi Biotec is a team of more than 2,300 scientists, physicians, engineers, marketers and numerous other specialists, passionate about driving biomedical progress towards curing severe diseases. They offer a wide range of positions in the biomedical field with individual responsibility at all entry levels – for the experienced professional as well as for the graduate student. Miltenyi Biotec are currently recruiting for multiple positions suitable for candidates with an immunology backgrounds. These positions are based at three separate sites in Germany - Bergisch Gladbach, Teterow and Radolfzell am Bodensee.  The company language is English, but German lessons are provided as well. Please click on the link below to search their careers site for opportunities in Germany.

Institution/Organisation:
Miltenyi Biotec
Application deadline:
Various

  

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