The Institute of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf offers PhD and Postdoctoral Fellowships in Molecular Inflammation.
Our newly established laboratory studies the role of Neutrophil Extracellular Traps (NETs) in acute inflammation. NETs are lattices of extracellular DNA filaments, which are liberated from activated neutrophil granulocytes during infection and sterile inflammation. NETs are toxic to microbes as well as hosts cells and have the capacity to activate adaptive immune responses. However, the molecular mechanisms how NETs regulate the progression or outcome of inflammation are poorly understood. Our research is focused on, but not restricted to, inflammatory diseases of the cardiovascular system, hepatobiliary tract, and kidneys. The project is embedded in the research initiative “I3 – Inflammation, Infection, Immunity” of the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf.
To characterize the role of NETs in inflammation, the successful candidates will be using primary cell culture and murine disease models in combination with state-of-the-art molecular biology methods, intravital imaging, and high-throughput technology.
For further reading visit our website: http://www.inflammation.de
We are looking for outstanding and highly motivated candidates with the following qualifications:
• Master or diploma in biochemistry, cell biology, immunology, or a related field
• Strong academic record and knowledge in biochemistry, cell biology, and immunology
• Strong interest in inflammation, innate and adaptive immunity, and vascular biology
• Experience in basic science research and translational medicine
• Experience in murine disease models and FELASA certification is a plus
• Proficiency in English is required
• PhD in inflammation, immunity, or related field (Postdoc applicants only)
• 1+ first author publication in a top-tier journal (Postdoc applicants only)
Research will be conducted in the recently established Laboratory of Molecular Inflammation at the Institute for Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine. The laboratory space is located in a new research building of the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, which provides an outstanding infrastructure with a wide range of core facilities.
PhD students will enroll in the doctoral program at the Medical Faculty of Hamburg University, which offers an excellent educational framework for students with basic science and medical background.
For further information visit: http://www.phd-medical-faculty-hamburg.de
Please submit your curriculum vitae, a statement of your research interests, and contact information of two academic references in electronic form to:
Tobias Fuchs, PhD
Laboratory of Molecular Inflammation
University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
Institute of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine
Martinistraße 52, 20246 Hamburg, Germany
The positions are extramurally funded for up to 4 years and will be open until filled.
The University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf supports equal employment opportunities. Preference will be given to female applicants or severely handicapped persons with equal qualifications.
Yashin Simsek received a scholarship from the CRC 841. He will join the lab for his MD thesis in October 2015.
Tobias Fuchs and Thorsten Krieger receive a grant from the „Stiftung für Pathobiochemie und Molekulare Diagnostik“ >>