PhD/PostDoc Immunology/Cell Biology

The University Hospital Münster (UKM) represents cutting-edge medicine within the German hospital landscape. To reach such a position, the commitment of each and everybody is incredibly important. We are in need of your dedication to achieve the best possible conditions for our patients. As a quid pro quo we offer a wide range of different possibilities to improve your own performance.

The Experimental Dermatology and Immunobiology of the Skin unit associated to the Department of Dermatology is looking for a

PhD/PostDoc Immunology/Cell Biology
Reference number: 00237

part time employment (65% TV-L 13), fixed-term for 2 years with a possible extension

The Experimental Dermatology and Immunobiology of the Skin unit (headed by Prof. Dr. Karin Loser) has a long-standing interest in the analysis of systemic autoimmune diseases, cutaneous sterile inflammatory disorders, and the progression of skin cancer. Inflammatory skin diseases or the development of skin cancer are controlled by the immune system and the regulation of immune responses is particularly important for the pathophysiology of skin disorders, their perpetuation as well as the development of novel therapeutic options.

We are looking for a scientist to contribute in a project aiming at characterizing the role of TNF signaling during the pathophysiology of skin inflammation. Therefore, appropriate mouse models with cutaneous overexpression of TNF family members will be used and the results obtained in mice shall be validated in samples from patients. Moreover, the project focuses on phenotypically and functionally analyzing immune cell subsets involved in disease progression or in modulating tissue integrity.

Your area of responsibility:
  • phentoypic and functional characterization of immune responses in inflammatory skin diseases in vivo
  • animal experiments
  • intravital imaging to analyze the migration of immune cells
  • multicolor flow cytometry and FACS-based cell sorting
The prerequisites for this appointment are:
  • a M.Sc. or equivalent degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Medicine or related fields
  • a strong background in cell biology or basic immunology
  • a high interest in inflammation research
  • experience in performing animal experiments or handling laboratory animals (FELASA certificate) would be helpful
  • knowledge in multicolor flow cytometry or in vivo imaging are preferable
  • outstanding commitment, versatility, ability to work in a team

We are offering a multifaceted and challenging position in a powerful and motivated team, excellent personal as well as subject-specific education and training, and an adequate salary (TV-L) including a company pension scheme (VBL).

For questions please contact the head of the Experimental Dermatology and Immunobiology of the Skin unit, Prof. Dr. K. Loser, phone: +49  251  83 52953.

The UKM is an equal opportunity employer and is certified as a family-friendly corporation since 2010. Consequently, we actively encourage applications by women. Female candidates with equivalent qualifications and academic achievements will be preferentially considered within the framework of the legal possibilities. Disabled candidates with equivalent qualifications will be preferentially considered.

How to apply:
Please send your application documents until June 30th, 2016 and incicate the reference number 00237.
Send application to

Verwaltung des Universitätsklinikums Münster, Albert-Schweitzer-Campus 1, Gebäude D5, 48149 Münster, Germany or

While applying for the job please refer to jobvector and use the following reference number: 00237

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