Molecular Biologist, Bioengineer, Immunologist as Postdoc - CAR T Cell Engineering & Cancer Immunotherapy (m/f)

The Cancer Immunotherapy Research Lab (Lead: Dr. Michael Hudecek) at the University Hospital Würzburg (Department of Medicine II – Hematology/ Oncology; Chair: Prof. Dr. Hermann Einsele)
is inviting applications for a

Post-doc Position in
CAR T Cell Engineering & Cancer
Immunotherapy (m/f)

Our group is leading the translational research effort on tumor-reactive chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) modified T cells in Europe and strives to develop novel groundbreaking CAR technologies for adoptive immunotherapy of cancer.
Your challenge: To engineer tumor-specific T cells through genetic modification with synthetic chimeric antigen receptors, and to spearhead the development of innovative advanced engineering technologies that enhance anti-tumor reactivity and safety, and facilitate CAR T cell production.
The candidate will be able to work on an independent, high-impact project designed for at least a 3 year period. The project will inform the clinical translation of CAR T-cell therapy at our institution (phase I/II) and has potential to be included into a biotech spinoff by our group. The project should start in Q1 of 2016.
Your profile: Applicants for this position should have a strong background in bioengineering, immunology and molecular biology, and be about to or have obtained their PhD with excellent results. Key characteristics of successful applicants will include an extraordinary level of work ethic and enthusiasm, a team and result-oriented work style, excellent communication and organizational skills, the ability to face scientific challenges with creativity and dedication.
Your team: Our lab and department provides a stimulating and nurturing environment with an international team of experienced, driven scientists. Further, the applicant and project will benefit from an international team of outstanding collaborators and partners. The Department of Medicine at the University Hospital Würzburg runs one of the largest hematology and bone marrow transplantation programs in Germany which provides numerous opportunities for bench to bedside interaction, education and clinical translation.
The Post-doc candidate will be able to participate in the mentoring of PhD-/MD- students and contribute to lab management and organization. Disabled applicants will be preferentially considered in case of equivalent qualifications.
Application: Please send a letter of motivation (German or English, 1-2 pages), your CV and list of publications, the 2 most important publication, and names of 2 potential referees as a single combined pdf-file by email to:
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