as soon as possible
full-time; initially limited for 3 years according to WissZeitVG
Your salary will be based on TV-L

» Your tasks

  • You will work in close collaboration with the lab head and other scientists on projects studying the role of DCs for disease outcome in skin.
  • You will conduct experiments, including their design, data analysis, and communication of results in scientific publications and presentations.
  • You will be involved in writing grants with the goal of your own third-party funding acquisition
  • You will be involved in supervising junior researchers, such as PhD students, medical students and clinician scientists.

» Your Profile

  • PhD degree in the field of Biochemistry, Biology, Biophysics, or a related discipline
  • Profound knowledge of common techniques in immunology, cell biology (especially flow cytometry), and molecular biology
  • Fluency in English (written and oral), working knowledge of German is very desirable

» Our Offer

  • The potential to establish yourself as group leader with a non-fixed term position
  • A diverse working environment within a collegial team
  • Extensive advanced training opportunities

» Your future with us

Working at the University Hospital Cologne and the Medical Faculty means helping to shape the future - the future of medicine, of patients and, of course, your own future. You benefit from 60 clinics and institutes as well as numerous other departments and facilities and more than 12,000 jobs. The Faculty of Medicine of the University of Cologne and the University Hospital Cologne assume important social tasks in research, teaching and patient care. A close network with many university and non-university partners guarantees an internationally successful science and the excellent education of our students.

» Your future in detail

We are one of the largest and oldest universities in Europe and one of the most important employers in our region. Our broad range of subjects, the dynamic development of our main research areas and our central location in Cologne make us attractive for students and researchers from around the world. We offer a wide range of career opportunities in science, technology, and administration.

The research group of Professor Dr. Esther von Stebut studies skin immune responses against infections. We mainly utilize the model of murine cutaneous leishmaniasis, initiated by parasitic infections with Leishmania major. Current projects concentrate on studying dendritic cell (DC) subtypes involved in defense mechanisms, the interaction of DC with T cells (antigens recognized, T cell subsets involved), and the role of additional myeloid cells for immune regulation (innate lymphoid cells (ILC), monocytes/macrophages). Currently, inflammasome-dependent cell death in skin defense and evaluating a ‚humanized mouse model‘ to foster translational approaches is the focus of our investigations.

For further information pleas vistit our homepage.

Applications from female candidates are expressly welcome and will be given priority in the event of equal suitability, competence and professional performance.

People with disabilities are welcome to apply and will be treated preferentially in the event of equal suitability and qualification.

The position is suitable for staffing with part-time employees.

Prof. Esther von Stebut or Stephanie Könen-Waisman
+49 221 478-82245 or -30848
Application deadline: 26.05.2024
Universitätsklinikum Köln AöR
Geschäftsbereich Personal
Job-ID: 00004518
50937 Köln