German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases within the Helmholtz Association (DZNE)

Postdoctoral Researcher (f/m/x)

German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases within the Helmholtz Association (DZNE)

Bonn, Germany

The German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) is a world-leading internationally oriented research center, committed to discovering new approaches to prevent and treat neurodegenerative diseases. To this end, researchers at ten DZNE sites across Germany pursue a translational and interdisciplinary strategy comprising five interconnected areas: fundamental research, clinical research, health care research, population health science, and systems medicine (

Postdoctoral Researcher (f/m/x)
Code 1123/2022/8

to join the research group of Dr Melania Capasso.

The Capasso lab is interested in elucidating pathways regulating immune cell function, both in adaptive and innate immune cells, as well as their impact in human diseases.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated junior postdoc to study pathways altered in aged microglia and in microglia in brain cancer, with a special focus on the mTOR pathway and translation regulation. For background reading please see Keane et al. JCI, 2021.

The funding is part of a large consortium funded by DLR-PT, in order to study cancer from different perspectives and there will be many opportunities for networking with other biomedical scientists from different disciplines. The project will be developed in close collaboration with the group of Prof Paolo Salomoni, DZNE Bonn, working on their preclinical cancer models.

Your profile
You are well-organized and pro-active. Furthermore, you have a PhD in a relevant biomedical subject with knowledge of animal models, preferably in the field of immunology and/or tumor biology. Showing initiative, flexibility, and ability to work well in a team will be essential skills.

We offer
-An interesting and challenging task in a research center that works on the future topics of health research
-An international environment characterized by a strong focus on science and research
-Options for the realization of family-friendly and flexible working conditions
-Targeted personnel development
-The post is initially for one year, with the possibility to extend it to up to four years
C-ompany pension plan, health management

Employment, payment and social benefits are determined by the Collective Agreement for the Public Service (Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst – [TVöD Bund]).

You will obtain special skills and knowledge for your scientific qualification at DZNE. The DZNE is an equal opportunity employer. It especially welcomes and encourages disabled individuals to apply. We would like to point out that as an employee (f/m/x) of the DZNE Bonn you are subject to facility-related compulsory vaccination against the COVID-19 virus (according to § 20a of the Infection Protection Act).

For informal enquires about the project, please contact Dr Melania Capasso:

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