Job #2020-J04 open until July 21, 2020

Postdoctoral Position (m/f/d) Intestinal Epithelial Barrier in Autoimmune Diseases

18 days left to apply!

About Team Intestinal Epithelial Barrier in Autoimmune Diseases (IEB)

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 co-culture system 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

For the open postdoc position in Team IEB, 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 Ph. D degree in cell/molecular biology, immunology or biochemistry and a strong background in immunology.

Required skills

  • Proven experience in generation and culture of intestinal organoids
  • Proven experience in the Intestinal Barrier field
  • Experience in histology procedures
  • Experience with animal work / willing to work with animals
  • Experience with high-throughput screening techniques (i.e. RNAseq)
  • Experience with microscopy techniques (e.g. confocal microscopy, live cell imaging)
  • Skills in basic biochemistry techniques (e.g. ELISA, immunoblotting)
  • Skills in bioinformatic analysis
  • Independent thinking
  • Experienced to work in interdisciplinary teams
  • Excellent communication skills in English

Additional preferred skills

  • Theoretical and/or technical background in immunology and autoimmune diseases
  • Proven Experience in immune profiling (Flow cytometry)
  • Experience with high-resolution imaging platforms and mass cytometry (CyTOF) or mass spectrometry.
  • Familiarity with basic molecular biology techniques and genetic manipulation of cells (e.g. RNA isolation, cloning, lentivirus preparation, transduction, overexpression and knockdown, CRISPR/Cas9)

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

  • International, diverse, and positive work atmosphere, flexible working environment
  • 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
  • Access to a vast scientific network.
  • Job ticket, sponsored fitness contract, complimentary fresh fruit, soft drinks and chocolate, team recognition events, etc.

The post is offered for a limited term until 31 October 2023 and is sponsored by Merck.

The position is available as of 1 September 2020. Please submit your application to the attention of Dr. Martin Resnik-Docampo before 21 July 2020 via the online application system on this website. Applicants will be interviewed upon incoming documents, hence please get in touch as soon as you decide to apply.


BioMed X Institute

Im Neuenheimer Feld 515
69120 Heidelberg

Contact: Dr. Martin Resnik-Docampo

Phone: +49 6221 4261140


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