The University Clinic 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.
In the Department of Neurology (Head: Prof. Dr. Heinz Wiendl) we are looking for a
Postdoctoral Researcher (m/f) in Neuroimmunology / Next-Generation-Sequencing Ref.: 10471 Salary according to TV-L E 13 (100%) Initially limited for one year,
Our laboratory is dedicated to obtaining a better mechanistic understanding of the molecular processes underlying these diseases. We now seek to combine our long-standing experience in projects ranging from basic animal models to patient-focussed settings with novel state-of-the-art Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technologies to better understand nervous system autoimmunity.
We are an interdisciplinary team of biologists and physicians and have a long-standing interest in understanding the basic cellular and molecular mechanisms of central nervous system (CNS) autoimmunity and novel reatments. The applicants will work within the Neuroimmunology lab as part of the newly established research group of PD Dr. Meyer zu Hörste funded by an “NRW-Rückkehrstipendium”.
In addition to various animal models and genetically engineered mice, we employ a number of cell and molecular biology techniques such as flow cytometry, cell isolation and sorting, ELISA, RT-PCR, Western blotting, cloning, ChIP-seq, RNA-seq, confocal microscopy. Finally, our translational research is supported by an extensive biobank of MS-derived and related specimen. We have a lively interaction with highly renowned groups in the field of immunology and neuroimmunology both nationally and internationally. This is reflected by our strong collaborations within the Sonderforschungsbereich „breaking barriers“ the Transregio SFB „Multiple Sclerosis“ and Participation in the Excellence Initiative Cells in Motion.
We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral scientist to better characterize local immunde reactions in the CNS by combining NGS technologies with animal models and translational approaches.
The qualified candidate should have a Doctoral (Ph.D.) degree in biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics 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 CNS autoimmunity. Hands-on experience in genomic and ideally NGS methods will be required for the present position. Good written and oral communication skills in English are also required. Experience with animal models, flow cytometry or computational analysis tools will be beneficial. The ideal candidate will be interested in developing her/his own research profile including the ability to acquire independent third-party funding.
Duration of contract: 1 year, extension is planned
In the case of similar qualification, 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.
Universitätsklinikum Münster Albert-Schweitzer-Campus 1 . Gebäude D5 . 48149 Münster
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