10/11/2021
European Research Council

ERC funded postdoctoral position (f/m/d) in host-microbial interactions and organoids

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    DZNE
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    NeurosciencesOther
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    15/12/2021 18:00 - Europe/Athens
  • LOCATION
    Germany › Tübingen
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/02/2022
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / ERC

OFFER DESCRIPTION

One position for a talented and highly motivated post-doctoral researcher is available within the scientific team “Mitochondria and Inflammation in Neurodegeneration” led by Michela Deleidi at the DZNE Tübingen. We are interested in the immunological basis of neurodegenerative diseases, particularly focusing on Parkinson's disease. The position is funded within an ERC project. This will be a project aimed at clarifying the role of the microbiome in Parkinson’s disease and providing insight into a potential treatment window. This is an exciting opportunity to join a project that will establish normal and disease matched intestinal organoids, co-cultured with host microbial community, as a novel platform to understand host-microbe interactions. The successful applicant will work in a highly stimulating environment to pursue an exciting visionary cross-disciplinary project aimed at unraveling neuro-immune interactions in Parkinson's disease by means of patient primary cells and stem cell-derived organoids. The study will involve wide range of techniques in the fields of microbiology and cell biology including induced pluripotent stem cell culture, organoid generation, and single-cell-RNA sequencing. Please see our website for more about our research

https://www.deleidilab.org

More Information

Benefits

We offer

  • Excellent scientific infrastructure and state-of-the-art methodologies
  • An international environment characterized by a strong focus on science and research
  • Research training via strategic research and development projects
  • A high potential for individual career development (including targeted personnel development through our young scientist career development program)
  • An innovative culture supporting the development of original independent thinking and expertise; and
  • Opportunities to develop skills and experience in collaborative national and international multi/transdisciplinary research teams.

Employment, payment and social benefits are determined by the Public Sector Collective Agreement (Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst – TVöD Bund). The position is open immediately and review of applications will continue until a suitable candidate is found. A full-time appointment of initially 2 years with the possibility of an extension.

The DZNE is an equal opportunity employer. It especially welcomes and encourages disabled individuals to apply.

Selection process

To apply, please email your CV and a cover letter summarizing your research experience and interest along with the contact information of three references to: michela.deleidi@dzne.de

 

Offer Requirements

Skills/Qualifications

The ideal candidate should have:

  • Ph.D. and/or M.D. or equivalent degree in a relevant discipline area, such as microbiology or cellular and molecular biology
  • Demonstrated knowledge of human intestinal biology and/or human gut microbiome
  • Demonstrated experience in cell (iPSC) and organoid culture
  • Experience with culturing gut microbes
  • Demonstrated skills in molecular biology, including PCR, western blot and ELISA
  • Demonstrated skills in advanced microscopy techniques including immunofluorescence and IHC
  • Outstanding record of achievements from prior training
  • High level written and oral communication skills with the ability to represent the research team (presentation of research outcomes at national and international conferences).
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Work location(s)
2 position(s) available at
DZNE
Germany
Tübingen
72076

EURAXESS offer ID: 706228

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