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Postdoctoral Position (f/m) in immunology/ molecular biology/ biochemistry

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) München is recognized as one of Europe's premier academic and research institutions. The Gene Center is a central scientific institution of the LMU that is located in the heart of its Life Science Campus in Großhadern.

The research group of Professor Veit Hornung at the Gene Center, LMU Munich, Germany, offers a

Postdoctoral Position (f/m) in immunology/ molecular biology/ biochemistry

Our research

In our research projects, we are trying to understand what mechanisms are employed by our innate immune system to distinguish self from non-self. Central to this complex task is a repertoire of germ-line encoded receptors that have evolved to detect the presence of certain molecular features that are specific for microorganisms. At the same time, certain sensors also detect the perturbation of cellular homeostasis rather than a specific molecular pattern of non-self. In our studies, we focus on sensor systems that operate within the cytoplasm (e.g. inflammasome pathway, cGAS-STING axis). To study these pathways, we mainly employ genetic loss-of-function tools such as the CRISPR/Cas technology. Here, we conduct hypothesis-driven, candidate gene knockout approaches, as well as genome-wide, unbiased screening campaigns.
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Your qualification

• PhD in biochemistry, biology, biotechnology or a related field
• Documented background in immunology, molecular biology or biochemistry
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively with colleagues from different disciplines
• Proactive attitude and enthusiasm for research
• Fluent written and spoken English

Our offer

The appointee will join a multidisciplinary team within a stimulating atmosphere with excellent scientific working conditions and access to state-of-the-art instrumentation at the Gene Center of the LMU. The position is (initially) limited to two years, with the possibility of extension. The salary is based on the German public sector pay scale (TV-L).

Your application

Please send your application with two letters of recommendation as a single PDF to:

General enquiries can be directed to Annika Ginkel:

Applications close 1 May 2018.

The University of Munich is an equal opportunity employer. Handicapped candidates with equal qualifications will be given preference.