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 Cardiovascular Prevention invites applications for a Postdoc Position (m/f/d) to study the role of chemokine receptors CCR8, CXCR4 and ACKR1 in chronic inflammation. Individuals of African ancestry for example carry a variant for ACKR1 which leads to its lack of expression and an alternative pattern of hematopoiesis. This also includes changes in other chemokine receptors. Using atherosclerosis as a disease model for chronic inflammation, the project will interrogate the cell-specific (neutrophils, monocytes and dendritic cells) and systemic effects of these receptors in inflammatory responses in atherogenesis and atheroprogression in mouse models and human samples. The postdoc position is part of the SFB 1123 (www.sfb1123.med.unimuenchen.de/index.html) and therefore offers excellent scientific collaborations.
Our requirements: Eligible candidates should have experience with mouse models, immunological and molecular biological techniques, a strong motivation and team spirit. Solid English skills written and spoken are mandatory. The successful candidate should hold an above-average PhD degree in biological sciences or related fields and have experience with basic methods of molecular and cellular biology. The Postdoc will work at the institute for cardiovascular prevention (IPEK) at the LMU in Munich, Germany (www.klinikum.uni-muenchen.de/Institut-fuer-ProphylaxeundEpidemiologie-der-Kreislaufkrankheiten/de/0600-Institute/index.html).
Our offer: The applicant will work in a group of experienced staff, PhD students, postdocs and technicians with excellent infrastructure. Salary will be according to TV-L; the position is funded for up to three years.
Applications from severely handicapped persons with basically similar qualification will be given priority. Presentation and traveling costs can unfortunately not be refunded.
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Interested candidates should submit their electronic application using the reference number 2019-K-0354 (including motivation letter, CV, publication list and references) to: Klinikum der Universität München Institut für Prophylaxe und Epidemiologie der Kreislaufkrankheiten Pettenkoferstraße 9 80336 Munich, Germany Mr. Johan Duchene, email: [email protected] Mr. Christian Weber, email: [email protected]