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Postdoctoral Fellow (m/f)

The University Medical Center Mannheim is operating as a maximum service general hospital with a broad spectrum of diagnostic and therapeutic resources. More than 4500 employees are conducting an annual medical inpatient treatment for more than 70000 patients and numerous outpatient visits.

The medical faculty is part of the 600-year-old University of Heidelberg. Scientific activities, including basic and clinical research, are reflected by numerous scientific publications, as well as conferences and seminars organized by its members.

The University Children´s Hospital Mannheim, Medical Faculty Mannheim of the University of Heidelberg (Director: Prof. Dr. H. Schroten) is looking for a

postdoctoral fellow (m/f)

The position is available as soon as possible for initially 2 years with the possibility of extension.

A main focus of her/his work will be the investigation of the pathogenesis of CNS leukemia with a special focus on the interaction of lymphoblasts and tumor specific exosomes with brain microvascular endothelial cells and choroid plexus epithelial cells using in vitro models of the bloodcerebrospinal fluid-barrier (see Vandenhaute et al, Cancer Cell Int. 2015 Oct 24;15:102) and the blood-brain barrier.

Applicants should have the following skills:
  • a special interest in the field of (tumor)cell biology/ molecular biology and a special expertise
  • regarding work with leukemia cell lines, extracellular vesicles, cell culture work and molecular biology techniques
  • experience in working in an internationally competitive scientific environment
  • an independent approach for research projects regarding pathogenesis of brain metastasis
  • willingness and expertise regarding the acquisition of research funds
  • a completed PhD/ MD

We offer:
  • an occupation with high responsibility in an evolving project
  • a diverse and varied workload
  • a broad-minded and motivated team
  • in-house training and continuing education
  • payment according to the terms of the collective agreement of the government services of the German federal states (TV-L)
We support equal opportunities for women. Therefore, we look forward to applications by women with special interest. Handicapped people with equal skills will be employed preferentially
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For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Horst Schroten (phone: +49-621-383-2248; Email: horst.schroten@umm.de) or Priv.-Doz. Dr. Michael Karremann (phone: +49-621-383-2393; Email: michael.karremann@umm.de).

Closing date for application will be October 15th, 2017.
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Universität. Modern. Mittendrin. Dafür steht die Universitätsmedizin Mannheim (UMM). Mit der Medizinischen Fakultät Mannheim der traditionsreichen Universität Heidelberg und dem Universitätsklinikum Mannheim vereinen wir zwei starke Partner. Als Krankenhaus der Maximalversorgung bieten wir jährlich rund 70.000 stationär aufgenommenen Patientinnen...

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