Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology (MPIIB)

Postdoc position on the biology of Neutrophils (m/f/d)

Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology (MPIIB)

Berlin, Germany

Max-Planck-Institut für Infektionsbiologie Berlin

Postdoc position on the biology of Neutrophils (m/f/d)
- full time -

A postdoctoral position is available in the group of Arturo Zychlinsky at the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology.

The project is to elucidate the mechanism of Neutrophil Extracellular Trap (NET) formation. NETs are extruded from neutrophils upon activation with different stimuli and are composed of chromatin and other neutrophil proteins. NETs are relevant in immunity. We understand the molecular pathway of NET formation only partially. The project spanning Cell and Molecular Biology as well as Immunology techniques will aim to unravel unique steps in the molecular pathway and validate their biological significance in animal models and patient samples.

The position and benefits are according to the German Agreement for the Public Sector (TVöD Bund). The payment level is based on the German state public service salary scale (up to E14, TVöD-Bund) according to the training, qualifications and professional experience. The post is initially funded for 24 months and can be extended. The postdoctoral position is open to candidates who have or are soon to obtain a doctoral degree in biomedical sciences, with a proven ability to creatively investigate complex questions.

The Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology is located in the centre of Berlin and has state of the art facilities. We are a diverse and international team and the working language is English.

As an equal opportunity employer, the Max Planck Society is committed to employing more individuals with disabilities. We, therefore, encourage individuals with disabilities to apply. The Max Planck Society also strives for gender and diversity equality. We welcome applications from all backgrounds.

Applications will be accepted exclusively via our online application portal:

Please upload your full application in English by February 28, 2020.

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