Research Associate in Immunology

Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg Department of Human Medicine

Germany

The University Oldenburg is one of the younger universities in Germany and its goal is to find answers to the central questions of societies in the 21st century using interdisciplinary top-level research and teaching. Together with four hospitals, which are responsible for the practical training of students in human medicine, the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences forms the University Medicine Oldenburg, which is linked to the University Medicine of the University of Groningen by an intense and close collaboration.

The institute of Immunology at the Department of Human Medicine (Director: Prof. Dr. Karin Loser) is offering a position for a

Scientist / Research Associate (m/f/d)
(Salary according to E13 TV-L, 100 %)

for habilitation (postdoctoral lecture qualification). Join our team and support us as of January 1, 2023. The position is initially limited until December 31, 2025 with the option of extension. The position is suitable for part time work.

What you can expect:

  • Working in a dynamic, international team with research interests in immunoregulation and autoimmunity.
  • Planning and execution of in vivo as well as in vitro assays to investigate the impact of environmental factors on autoimmunity and to better understand pathomechanisms in various organ-specific and systemic autoimmune diseases using innovative cell and organ culture systems as well as unique transgenic and knock-out mouse models.
  • (Single cell) RNA sequencing analyses to identify and characterize autoantigen(s) or autoreactive cells in experimental autoimmune models.
  • State-of-the-art equipment and know-how for high-resolution immune cell analysis (flow cytometry / cell sorting / cell metabolism analysis).
  • Establishing an independent research group and applying for third-party funded projects.
  • Contribution in immunological teaching. 

What we would expect from you:

  • Completed scientific university studies (master or equivalent) incl. PhD with focus on life science or a similar discipline or proof of an already very advanced PhD process, which is completed at the time of a possible appointment.
  • First professional experience as a scientific employee in research projects, especially in the field of immunology, cell and molecular biology.
  • Experience in handling mouse models - proof of expertise in experimental animal science (FELASA certificate or comparable qualification).
  • Experience in the field of flow cytometry or RNA sequencing.
  • Strong interest in scientific issues coupled with an independent, conscientious and accurate work ethic.
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills as well as good written and spoken German and English.
  • First publication experience.
  • Willingness to take on scientific services in research and teaching as well as organizational and administrative tasks. 

What we offer to you:

  • A lively and excellent scientific environment in which to conduct high-quality research and implement ideas.
  • A dynamic and collegial working environment.
  • Participation in innovative projects in basic research as well as in the clinical-translational field and in several research networks.
  • Extensive opportunities for continuing education at the University of Oldenburg, including support for young scientists (https://uol.de/medizin/nachwuchs).
  • Flexible and family-friendly working hours as well as in-house childcare.
  • A versatile and challenging job with long-term perspectives in a city with a high quality of life and high recreational value. 

The University of Oldenburg strives to increase the proportion of women in the academic field. Therefore, women are strongly encouraged to apply. According to §21 para. 3 NHG, female applicants should be given preferential consideration if their qualifications are equal. Severely disabled persons will be given preference in the case of equal suitability.

Please send your application documents (presentation of your motivation, curriculum vitae, certificates) by October 15th, 2022 and mentioning the reference number I-07/2022 to the University of Oldenburg, Department of Human Medicine, Immunology, Carl-von-Ossietzky-Str. 9-11, 26129 Oldenburg or preferably by e-mail as one coherent PDF document to Please note that application and interview costs cannot be covered.


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