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Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical MedicineHamburg
The Breloer Group "Helminth Immunology" at the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine (BNITM) in Hamburg invites applications for the position of a
Postdoctoral researcher (m/f)
We offer a 3-years position, starting in February 2019 with the option of a 3-years extension (6 years in total). The payment and benefits are based on the TV-AVH salary scale.
Parasitic worms or helminths infect one-third of the human population. They manage to survive
in immune competent hosts sometimes for decades, by actively dampening the immune response
of their hosts. The Research Group "Helminth Immunology" exploits mouse models of intestinal
and tissue dwelling helminth parasites to study
initiation and execution of innate and adaptive immune response against helminths
helminth-induced countermeasures i.e. immune modulation and immune evasion
the consequence of concurrent helminth infection on the immune response to third party antigens in situations of vaccination or co-infection
We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated scientist who is passionate about immunology
and parasitology and pursuing a scientific career to join our team. The BNITM offers a vivid
and collaborative environment for research that is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for parasitological
and immunological research. The applicant will be involved in ongoing projects and
also encouraged to develop independent research projects in the frame of the Helminth Immunology
Group. For further information see: https://www.bnitm.de/en/research/research-groups/molecular-biology-and-immunology/breloer-group/
The applicant must hold a PhD or Dr. rer. nat. in biology, biochemistry, molecular biology or a related
subject. A strong background in immunology and techniques related to infection immunology
in mouse and/or human systems is advantageous. Excellent command of written and spoken
English is required; German language skills are advantageous but not mandatory. Experience as
postdoctoral researcher and/or experience with independent development of research projects,
record of publications and/or grants will be favourable.
We support our employees in achieving a work-life balance and promote the professional
equality of women and men. We strive to assist women in their scientific
career, increase the number of women in research and reduce under-representation
in all areas and positions in general. Applicants with disabilities will be given
preference when equally qualified.
For queries regarding this position, please contact PD Dr. Minka Breloer (Breloer@bnitm.de)
To apply please send your application with CV, publication list, contact detail of 2-3 referees
and brief outline of your research interests within the Helminth Immunology Group referring to "PostDoc Helminth-Immunology" until 01.12.2018 as a single PDF via email to Ms. Linda Dvorak: email@example.com