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Group Leader - Scientific Management - Immunology

University Hospital Düsseldorf

Düsseldorf, Germany

The Department of Molecular Medicine II is looking for a highly motivated MD or PhD graduate for a group leader/scientific management position who is interested to work in the field of immunology including cancer immunology and chronic virus infections. In particular, the innate and adaptive immune system will be analyzed by investigating cancer immunity and virus infection in vivo and in vitro systems. The aim is to understand the development of chronic virus infections and/or progressive cancer growth and to develop therapeutic strategies with basic research techniques. The applicant will help manage the Department of Molecular Medicine II with the possibility to lead their own research team, based on the applicants’ qualifications. Proficiency in the German language (oral and written) and 3 or more years of experience conducting animal experiments are required.

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Zhuang Y, Xu HC, Shinde PV, Warfsmann J, Vasilevska J, Sundaram B, Behnke K, Huang J, Hoell JI, Borkhardt A, Pfeffer K, Taha MS, Herebian D, Mayatepek E, Brenner D, Ahmadian MR, Keitel V, Wieczorek D, Häussinger D, Pandyra AA, Lang KS, Lang PA. Fragile X mental retardation protein protects against tumour necrosis factor-mediated cell death and liver injury. Gut. 2019 Aug 13. pii: gutjnl-2019-318215. doi: 10.1136/gutjnl-2019-318215.

Behnke K, Zhuang Y, Xu HC, Sundaram B, Reich M, Shinde PV, Huang J, Modares NF, Tumanov AV, Polz R, Scheller J, Ware CF, Pfeffer K, Keitel V, Häussinger D, Pandyra AA, Lang KS, Lang PA. B cell-mediated maintenance of CD169+ cells is critical for liver regeneration. Hepatology. 2018. doi: 10.1002/hep.30088.

Xu HC, Grusdat M, Pandyra AA, Polz R, Huang J, Sharma P, Deenen R, Köhrer K, Rahbar R, Diefenbach A, Gibbert K, Löhning M, Höcker L, Waibler Z, Häussinger D, Mak TW, Ohashi PS, Lang KS, Lang PA. Type I Interferon Protects Antiviral CD8+ T Cells from NK Cell Cytotoxicity. Immunity. 2014; 40:949-60.

Lang PA, Contaldo C, Georgiev P, El-Badry AM, Recher M, Kurrer M, Cervantes-Barragan L, Ludewig B, Calzascia T, Bolinger B, Merkler D, Odermatt B, Bader M, Graf R, Clavien PA, Hegazy AN, Lohning M, Harris NL, Ohashi PS, Hengartner H, Zinkernagel RM & Lang KS. Aggravation of viral hepatitis by platelet-derived serotonin. Nat Med 2008; 14:756-761.

Please submit a CV and a list of publications electronically to molmed2@uni-duesseldorf.de.

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