To study the role of chemokine receptors CCRB, 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 interroggate the cell-specific (neutrophils, monocytes and dendritic cells) and systemix 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 and therefore offers excellent scientific collaborations.
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 method of molecular and cellular biology. The postdoc will work at the institute of cardiovascular prevention at LMU Munich, Germany
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 qualifications will be given priority. Presentation and travelling costs unfortunately cannot be refunded.
Interested Candidates should submit their electronic application using the reference number 2019-k-0354 including motivvation letter, CV publication list and references to