Job #2019-J10 open until October 6, 2019

Research Assistant Position (m/f/d) - Intestinal Epithelial Barrier in Autoimmune Diseases

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About Team IEB (Intestinal Epithelial Barrier in Autoimmune Diseases)

A Research Assistant/ lab technician position is available in our newly established research group “Intestinal Epithelial Barrier in Autoimmune Diseases” at the BioMed X Innovation Center in Heidelberg. The main objective of the group, headed by Dr. Martin Resnik-Docampo, is to understand the molecular mechanisms of the interactions between intestinal epithelial barrier and immune cells, in particular the interactions between dendritic cells and intestinal enterocytes. Studies will involve use of conventional and high-throughput metagenomics, generation of intestinal organoids from murine and human subjects, isolation of immune cells and germ-free murine models. Our final goal is to identify novel biomarkers and develop new therapeutic targets for intestinal barrier loss and autoimmune diseases that will improve patient outcomes.

The Position

We are looking for highly enthusiastic researchers to broaden our think-tank with their intellectual power and technical excellence. The ideal candidate would have a Master degree or equivalent in cell/molecular biology, immunology, biochemistry or related field. The position consists in -Carry out supervised experiments with rodent animals and intestinal tissues. Including (but not limited to) animal breeding, tail clipping, genotyping, weaning, tissue harvesting, FACS, and histology. -Perform cell and tissue culture experiments with murine/human intestinal organoids and immune cells. This position is ideal for candidates interested in the expanding intestinal barrier field, and is a unique opportunity for interacting in a highly collaborative and dynamic environment and to be trained in a variety of experimental approaches.

Required skills

  • Mouse work experience
  • Cell culture and isolation of specific cellular populations (with a preference for immune cells)
  • Up-to-date molecular and cell biological techniques
  • Independent thinking
  • Experienced to work in interdisciplinary teams
  • Excellent communication skills in English

Additional preferred skills

  • Isolation and culture of intestinal organoids
  • Microscopy experience
  • RNAseq library preparation

Candidates are requested to submit

  • 1-page cover letter explaining the reasons of interest to join our team
  • Curriculum Vitae outlining scientific interests, research achievements, a record of publications, future personal goals and extra-scientific passions
  • 2 reference letters

What we offer

The post is offered for a limited term until 31 October 2023. BioMed X is a multidisciplinary and international research institution with a very collegial and flexible working environment. As part of the remuneration package we offer a competitive salary, access to training and lecture courses in house as well as in neighboring research institutions on the Life Science Campus in Heidelberg. Team recognition events, such as our annual two-day retreat, joint luncheons and after work events, a Summer and a Christmas party are just some of the other perks our fellows enjoy.

The position is sponsored by Merck.

The position is available as of 1 November, 2019. Please submit your application to the attention of Dr. Martin Resnik-Docampo before 06 October 2019 via the online application system on this website.


BioMed X Innovation Center

Im Neuenheimer Feld 515
69120 Heidelberg

Contact: Dr. Martin Resnik-Docampo

Phone: +4962214261112


Apply now!