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Postdoctoral Researcher (gn) in Neuroimmunology / target antigen identification of cellular (auto-)immune responses in CNS neuroinflammation


Clinic of Neurology with Institute of Translational Neurology

The University Hospital of Münster is one of the leading hospitals in Germany. Such a position cannot be achieved by size and medical successes alone. The individual commitment counts above all. We need your commitment so that even with little things we can achieve great things for our patients. There are many possibilities open for you so that you may develop with them.

The Clinic of Neurology with Institute of Translational Neurology (Heads: Prof. Prof. Dr. Heinz Wiendl, Prof. Dr. Dr. Sven Meuth), offers a position, limited until 31.12.2020, of a

Postdoctoral Researcher (gn*) in Neuroimmunology / target antigen identification of cellular (auto-)immune responses in CNS neuroinflammation
Ref.: 03510

Full-Time with 38,5 (hours/week)
(German salary grade: E 13 TV-L, 100%)

(*gn=gender neutral)

We are an interdisciplinary team of scientists and physicians dedicated to the study of (auto-)immune mechanisms of neuroinflammatory diseases. We take advantage of a unique infrastructure facilitating access to clinical samples and state of the art techniques.

Within this project this unique infrastructure will be used to investigate the pathomechanism of cytotoxic T cells in CNS autoimmunity with a particular focus on the blood-brain barrier interactions. Therefore, a wide spectrum of techniques including TCR sequencing, flow cytometry, cell isolation and sorting, RT-PCR, next generation sequencing and cloning together with combinatorial peptide libraries, and confocal microscopy will be employed.

The applicant will work at the group of Catharina Gross at the Clinic of Neurology with Institute of Translational Neurology in Münster in close cooperation with the laboratory of PD Dr. Dornmair at the Institute of Clinical Neuroimmunology in Munich. Additionally, the applicant will benefit from established interactions with highly renowned groups in the field of immunology and neuroscience both nationally and internationally. This is reflected by our collaborations within the Transregio SFB „Multiple Sclerosis“, Horizon2020 RESTORE, and European Susac consortium (EUSAC).

We are looking for a highly motivated experienced postdoctoral scientist willing to contribute to the emerging field of (auto-)immunity in neuroinflammatory diseases.

The qualified candidate should have a Doctoral (Ph.D.) degree in biology, pharmacy, chemistry or biochemistry or a related scientific discipline. The candidate should be able to work independently but also to be a team player, and share our passion for understanding immune-cell interactions in autoimmunity. Hands-on experience in next generation sequencing methods will be most advantageous for the present position and such applicants will be given preference. Good written and oral communication skills in English are also required. Experience with flow cytometry or computational analysis tools will be beneficial but is not required. The ideal candidate will be interested in developing her/his own research profile including the ability to acquire independent third-party funding.

Please send your application (including the above reference number) with all relevant information (CV, cover letter) until 27.03.2019 to Personalgewinnung des Universitätsklinikums Münster, Bewerbermanagement, Domagkstraße 5, 48149 Münster or via e-mail (PDF-file, max. 5 MB) to Bewerbung(at)­ukmuenster(dot)­de.

Applications of women are specifically invited. In the case of similar qualifications, competence, and specific achievements, women will be considered on preferential terms within the framework of the legal possibilities. Handicapped candidates with equivalent qualifications will be given preference.



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