Postdoc Cardiovascular Immunology

Postdoc Cardiovascular Immunology

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich

MUNICH, Bavaria, Germany

The aim of the project is to study the innate and adaptive immune cell crosstalk in cardiac injury responses, in particular within pericardial fat-associated lymphoid clusters. The project involves the following techniques: (i) Mouse models of myocardial infarction and pressure overload-induced cardiac remodeling; (ii) Flow cytometry, advanced imaging methods (e.g. TPLSM, STED); (iii) Single cell RNA sequencing.
Your profile: Eligible candidates should have experience with (cardiovascular) mouse models, immunological and bioimaging techniques. Experience with transcriptomic data analysis would be an additional advantage. You should have a strong motivation and team spirit as well as the curiosity, enthusiasm and driving force to bring a scientific question to the utmost end. German language skills are a plus, but not essential. However, solid English skills written and spoken are mandatory. We offer a stimulating international research environment, excellent equipment and close interaction to benefit from the broad expertise of the various groups in our institute (http://ipek.klinikum.uni-muenchen.de). The project is funded by the German Centre for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK) and associated to the SFB (Collaborative Research Center 1123) “Atherosclerosis – Mechanisms and Networks of Novel Therapeutic Targets”. For more information, please visit the websites https://dzhk.de/ and http://www.sfb1123.med.uni-muenchen.de/index.html.
Relevant publications: Horckmans et al. and Steffens S (2017). European Heart Journal, 38(3):187-197; Horckmans et al. and Steffens S (2018). Circulation 137(9):948-960; Schloss et al. and Steffens S (2018). Cardiovasc Res. 2018 Sep 28.

Interested candidates should submit their application (including CV, publication list and references) via email (single merged PDF) to Dr. Sabine Steffens.

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Postdoc Cardiovascular Immunology