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Postdoc position - AG Baumjohann

The group of Dr. Dirk Baumjohann at the Institute for Immunology, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich, Germany, is currently recruiting for a

Postdoc position
in Human Immunology

Our research focuses on T helper cells, which coordinate cellular and antibody-mediated immune responses to a variety of pathogens (Nat Rev Immunol 2013, Curr Opin Immunol 2014, Trends Immunol 2016). While several distinct T helper cell subsets have been described in the past, new research indicates that T helper cell differentiation is characterized by a considerable degree of flexibility and plasticity. In this project, we will combine cellular and molecular immunology techniques with cutting-edge systems immunology approaches to identify and characterize novel therapeutic drug development candidates that modulate human T helper cell responses. This collaborative research project is funded by an international pharmaceutical company for initially one year, with potential prolongation for an additional year, and it provides interested applicants with an ideal opportunity to work at the intersection of academic and industry research.

Environment

The LMU is one of the most renowned universities in Europe. The Institute for Immunology (www.immunologie.med.uni-muenchen.de) offers excellent training and support in a highly stimulatory scientific environment, including the DFG-funded Collaborative Research Center SFB 1054 “Control and Plasticity of Cell-Fate Decisions in the Immune System” (www.sfb1054.med.uni-muenchen.de). Our location in the newly built Biomedical Center of LMU’s Medical Faculty (www.bmc.med.uni-muenchen.de) provides additional opportunities for collaboration. Last but not least, Munich offers the highest quality of living with its numerous cultural activities and its close proximity to the Alps.

Application details

Applicants should hold a PhD or MD/PhD degree in Immunology, Molecular Medicine or similar. Previous experience in immunological techniques, assay development, and human cell culture is expected. Experience in conducting and analyzing NGS experiments would be a plus. Good communication skills and fluency in English are essential. Highly motivated candidates with a proven track record of excellent scientific accomplishments are encouraged to apply. Starting dates are flexible. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Please send your application (including a letter of motivation, CV, and names + contact information of two references) as a single PDF file to Dr. Dirk Baumjohann (dirk.baumjohann@med.lmu.de).

The LMU is committed to a family-oriented policy and an equal opportunity employer specifically welcoming applications from female scientists. Severely disabled persons with similar qualifications will be given priority.

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