Associate Professor in Systems Human Immunology

Associate Professor in Systems Human Immunology

Medizinische Hochschule Hannover

Hannover, Germany

The Cluster of Excellence ‘RESIST’ (Resolving Infection Susceptibility) and the Institute of Immunology of Hannover Medical School (Director: Prof. Dr. R. Förster) seek to recruit an

Associate Professor in Systems Human Immunology (salary scale W2)

The position, which is funded through the newly established Cluster of Excellence RESIST, will be available from 1/7/2019. According to the duration of the first funding period (2019-2025) and in accordance with § 28 Abs 2 of the Lower Saxony Higher Education Act, the successful candidate will be offered an initial 5-year contract with the possibility of extension following a successful external evaluation.

We are looking for an individual with a proven track record in systems human immunology. The focus of his/her research should be on the human immune system in healthy individuals and on patients that are susceptible to infections and being part of various cohorts. The spectrum of methods should include the molecular analysis of antigen receptor repertoires, single cell mRNA analysis and high throughput cell analysis. Experience in the analysis of large amounts of data which are part of “Omics approaches” or the analysis of cohorts are important prerequisites.

The successful candidate should strengthen the research profile of the Excellence Cluster RESIST and complement the research profile of the Institute of Immunology. Furthermore, it is expected that the successful candidate participates in one or several of the collaborative research centres (CRC; “Sonderforschungsbereiche”) directed by Hannover Medical School (MHH; see, in particular CRC 900 (“Chronic Infections: Microbial Persistence and its Control”) or in one of the other research areas pursued at MHH. Applicants are expected to have a very good publication record, to have been successful in winning competitive research grants and to have experience in teaching at the undergraduate or postgraduate level. Expertise in gender-sensitive research is desirable. We invite applications from both science and medical graduates. Enquiries regarding details of this post can be directed to R. Förster, Institute of Immunology,

The successful applicant should become involved in the MHH graduate course in medicine (HannibaL), as well as in BSc and MSc courses, as well as structured doctoral and physicians scientist programmes of MHH.

MHH is an equal opportunities employer, aims to increase the number of women on its faculty and therefore encourages women to apply for this position. Applicants have to meet the conditions laid down by the university legislation in Lower Saxony, details of which are available upon request.

Your application should include a short summary CV, a detailed description of your training and research career, a list of publications (separate listing of original research papers, reviews, book chapters) and research grants, as well as a summary of your teaching experience, a short synopsis of your plans for teaching at the undergraduate or postgraduate level, your ideas on managing a research group including gender balance aspects and reprints of 5 selected publications. You should submit your application both in electronic and paper format by 28 February 2019 to:

The President
Hannover Medical School
D-30625 Hannover


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Associate Professor in Systems Human Immunology