The Hospital of the University of Munich, Germany, is one of the largest and most competitive university hospitals in Germany and Europe.
The Institute for Stroke and Dementia Research (ISD) offers:
Postdoc in Neuroimmunology / Microglia Biology
Scope of duties
A postdoctoral researcher position is available at the Liesz-Laboratory at the Institute for Stroke and Dementia Research, Munich (https://www.isd-research.de/liesz-lab). Our laboratory studies the interaction of the immune system and the brain in conditions of acute brain injuries such as stroke, with the ultimate goal of identifying novel therapeutic targets (Nature Medicine, 2009; Brain, 2011; Science Translational Medicine, 2015; Science Translational Medicine, 2018; Science, 2020).
We are searching for an experienced postdoctoral researcher with background in microglia biology. Functioning in a highly collaborative, interdisciplinary team, the postdoctoral researcher will investigate the mechanisms of chronic microglial activation and their contribution to recovery from brain injuries. You will use a broad methodology covering animal models, primary cell cultures, imaging, flow cytometry and molecular biology. The applicant should have an extensive expertise in microglia biology and neuroinflammation. We expect advanced knowledge in neuroimmunological techniques, additional expertise in related methods such as transcriptomics (scSeq), cloning, cell culture and lipid metabolism are of advantage.
As part of the excellence cluster “Munich Cluster for Systems Neurology (SyNergy)” (www.synergy-munich.de), faculty member of the Graduate School of Systemic Neuroscience (www.gsn.uni-muenchen.de), coordinator of an interdisciplinary research unit (https://immunostroke.de) and active collaborator on the large biomedical campus in Munich, we provide a highly collaborative and inspiring research environment. Our group is located in the brand-new Center for Stroke and Dementia Research building with access to cutting-edge technologies in immunology, molecular biology and neuroscience.
Salary is according to TV-L (German standard) on a fixed-term contract with a possible extension. Disabled persons will be preferentially considered in case of equal qualifications.
Please send a cover letter, a CV, and two letters of recommendation as one pdf file to Dr. Arthur Liesz.
Contact for questions
PD Dr. Arthur Liesz
Institute for Stroke and Dementia Research
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