The Hospital of the University of Munich, Germany, is one of the largest and most competitive university hospitals in Germany and Europe. 48 specialized hospitals, departments and institutions harbouring excellent research and education provide patient care at the highest medical level with approximately 10.000 employees.
The Institute for Stroke and Dementia Research (ISD) offers:
Postdoctoral position in Microbiome-Gut-Brain interactions (m/f/d)
Scope of duties
We offer an exciting postdoctoral researcher position in the field of the gut-brain axis at the Institute for Stroke and Dementia Research Munich, in the newly established Benakis Lab. Our research focuses on the impact of the gut microbiome in stroke. In particular, we seek to understand how the gut microbiome modulates the mucosal immune response and influences stroke outcome. Our vision is to develop new microbial immunotherapies for stroke patients to improve recovery.
We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher with expertise in mucosal immunology who is interested in joining a team of young and dynamic scientists. Functioning in a highly collaborative, interdisciplinary environment, you will investigate the mechanisms of gut microbiome–intestinal immune interactions and their contribution to recovery from brain injuries. You will use a broad methodology including animal models, primary cell cultures, imaging, flow cytometry and molecular biology. The applicant should have expertise in immunology and microbiome research. Additional knowledge in related methods such as metabolomics, big-data analysis and microbiology are of advantage. Good oral and writing skills in English are essential, as the working language in the lab and our language of publication is English. We are particularly interested in a creative and criticalminded candidate who is also a team player.
Working life at the ISD involves interacting with a wide array of scientific support, including cutting-edge technologies in immunology, molecular biology and neuroscience, as well as expert lab technicians and scientific staff. Our approach to science is curiosity-driven, and is closely aligned to our interest in new technologies. This position is initially offered for 2 years, with possible extension. Salary is based on previous experience, according to German (TV-L) guidelines. The Ludwig Maximilians University is an equal opportunity employer. Individuals of all nationalities, genders, ages, and those with disabilities are encouraged to apply. We give priority to applicants with a disability and essentially equal qualifications. Interested? Please submit your CV/resume, list of publications, two letters of reference and a one-page statement of research interests to Dr. Corinne Benakis (email: email@example.com).
Due to the current public health situation, initial interviews will be held online.
Dr. Corinne Benakis
Institute for Stroke and Dementia Research
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