German Cancer Research Center in the Helmholtz Association (DKFZ)

Postdoc in TCR Discovery and Charaterization

German Research Center (DKFZ)

Heidelberg, Germany

The German Cancer Research Center is the largest biomedical research institution in Germany. With approximately 3,000 employees, we operate an extensive scientific program in the field of cancer research.

The Helmholtz Institute for Translational Oncology Mainz (HI-TRON Mainz) is seeking a

Postdoc in TCR Discovery and Charaterization
(Ref-No. 2019-0193)

The new Helmholtz Institute HI-TRON is a collaboration of the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg and the Research Institute for Translational Oncology (TRON gGmbH) at the University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz. The goal of the partnership is to develop effective immunotherapies and to identify novel biomarkers for assessing the effectiveness of treatment.

We want to expand our team in Mainz with a highly motivated and ambitious scientist in the field of T cell immunotherapy.

Scientific management of seminal studies to identify neoantigen-specific T cell receptors
Establishment of innovative and highly sensitive technologies for the isolation and characterization of antigen-reactive T cells
Coordination of patient sample processing and support of lab organization
Responsibility for a project team of 4-6 employees
Development and optimization of robust immunological assays
Prepare project-relevant documents (SOPs, study and deliverable reports)
Prepare documents for authority submission

Your profile:
We are looking for a highly motivated and ambitious postdoc with a master in the field of molecular biology (or comparable degree) and a Ph.D. to complement our team at the TCR discovery platform:

Master and PhD degree with 3+ years of experience in the field of T cell immunology and immunotherapy
Very strong background in flow cytometry, cell sorting and immune cell isolation
Strong background and hands-on laboratory experience in common immunological T cell assays
Experience with the isolation, expansion and characterization of tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs)
Experience in the use of robotics and automation is a plus
Very structured, precise and independent working attitude
Analytical way of thinking and good problem solving skills
Excellent written and oral skills in English
Enthusiastic team player with very good communication skills
The position is limited to 2 years with the possibility of prolongation.

The position can in principle be part-time.

For further information please contact
Dr. Stefanie Höger, phone +49 173 1829898.

The German Cancer Research Center is committed to increase the percentage of female scientists and encourages female applicants to apply. Among candidates of equal aptitude and qualifications, a person with disabilities will be given preference.

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