As a modern maximum-care hospital wit*h a capacity of approximately 1,540 beds, the University Hospital of Cologne is dedicated to the practice of innovative academic medical excellence. At the Faculty of Medicine 1,800 scientists are engaged in research, ranging from basic sciences to clinical application, as well as teaching and health care. Together with the University Hospital Cologne the faculty maintains 58 clinics, research institutes and centres. 3,400 students study in this dynamic and innovative environment. The Faculty of Medicine and the University Hospital Cologne are embedded in the scientifically highly active Rhine region. They have strong contacts to and alliances with the surrounding universities and non-university research institutions guaranteeing scientific excellence in research and teaching.
As part of our newly established, DFG-funded, collaborative research center (Sonderforschungsbereich) 1399 (Mechanisms of drug sensitivity and resistance in small cell lung cancer) we are hiring a full-time (38.5 hours/week)
Postdoctoral Research Fellow (f/m/x)
in the areas of cancer cell biology and cancer immunology in the research group of Dr. Silvia von Karstedt within the Department of Translational Genomics (Director: Professor Roman Thomas).
The position is limited to 3 years according to the WissZeitVG for third-party funded projects.
Your responsibilities will include:
The project will functionally study how the immune system shapes chemo-naïve small cell lung cancer (SCLC). Understanding mechanisms of immune escape centred around evasion of regulated cell death in order to uncover means for re-instating cell death sensitivity is a key aim of this project. To achieve this, state-of-the-art in vivo cancer models will be employed in combination with genomics and proteomics. Additional information on the von Karstedt laboratory can be found here.
We are looking for a highly talented scientist driven by the desire to make a relevant contribution to the treatment of cancer patients through exciting scientific discoveries in the lab. Candidates must have obtained a PhD or equivalent to qualify for this post. Prior experience with in vivo cancer models is desirable. Successful candidates will have a strong background in basic molecular and cell biology, immunology, biochemistry or similar areas.
What we have to offer is a vibrant work environment with a dual affiliation with the Department of Translational Genomics and the Cluster of Excellence Cellular Stress Responses in Aging-Associated Diseases (CECAD). This offers the opportunity of mentoring and interactions with several global scientific leaders in their respective fields. In addition, the highly collaborative research environment in Cologne provides us with access to state-of-the-art core facilities, including genomics, proteomics and imaging as well as a close connection to the clinics.
Your salary will be based on TV-L .
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.
Please address telephone enquiries to Dr. Silvia von Karstedt at +49 221 478-84340.
Have we awakened your interest? Please submit your application (including a detailed CV, list of publications, two references and a brief statement of research interests) online.
We prefer online applications, but you also have the opportunity to apply via regular mail quoting the reference number V000001373 to: