Postdoctoral research position

Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research - W. G. Kerckhoff Institute, Bad Nauheim

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Developmental and Evolutionary Biology & Genetics Immunobiology and Infection Biology & Medicine Physiology

Job Code: Ref. Nr. 2021_10

Job offer from May 19, 2021

Postdoctoral Research Position in the field of tumor microenvironment and cellular cross talk in lung cancer (full-time, reference number 2021_10).

The Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research, Kerckhoff Institute, Department of Lung Development and Remodeling in Molecular Mechanisms in Lung Cancer and Department of Internal Medicine (Pulmonology/Oncology), at the Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen (JLU) offers the position of a postdoctoral research fellow (m/f/d).

Our groups aim is to develop novel treatment strategies for lung cancer, studying the molecular mechanisms, tumor microenvironment, immunotherapy and lung tumor imaging. Our international team offers an open, supportive, dynamic and motivating academic environment with excellent training opportunities. We use a wide spectrum of methods: cloning, cell culture, co cultures (2D and 3D), RNAseq, scRNAseq, FACS, ELISA, cell-based assays (proliferation, apoptosis, migration, invasion etc.), immunohistochemistry, multicolor immunofluorescence, confocal microscopy, image analysis, lung tumor xenograft/orthotropic and transgenic mouse models. For recent references: Salazar Y et al., J Clin Invest. 2020; Sarode P et al., Sci Adv, 2020; El-Nikhely N et al., Cancer Res. 2020; Zheng X et al., Cancer Res. 2020; Pullamsetti SS et al., Sci Transl Med. 2017; Schmall A et al., Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2015; Savai R et al., Nat Med. 2014.

Place of work will be Bad Nauheim, we are looking for enthusiastic and highly motivated applicant. Essential requirements for Postdoctoral position applicants should have a PhD or equivalent in a relevant subject with the appropriate experience and track record. For this position, good knowledge of tissue culture, molecular and cellular biology approaches, biological assays and cancer biology in general is essential. A demonstrated ability to communicate well, work within a team and maintain good laboratory records are also expected. Experience on co-culture systems, microscopy, mouse handling, mouse genetics, primary cell culture and cancer models will be advantageous.

The Max Planck Society is committed to increase the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society strives for gender and diversity equality. We welcome applications from all backgrounds.

Your application
To apply please submit 1) a cover letter briefly summarizing your research interests and career goals, 2) your CV with publications, and 3) a list of 2 references, as PDF or word documents until 15. June 2021 preferably via our applicant portal.


Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research
Dept. of Lung Development and Remodeling
Ms. Monika Haselbauer
Parkstr. 1
61231 Bad Nauheim

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