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The GWT-TUD GmbH at the Technical University Dresden is seeking a

Postdoc in Immunology (f/m/x)

at the Institute for Immunology at the Faculty of Medicine. Our international research group investigates molecular mechanism and pathogenic consequences of nucleic acid sensing by the innate immune system with the aim of developing new therapeutic approaches in the fields of autoimmunity, antiviral immunity and cancer immunotherapy.

Job description:

We focus on innovative approaches to control the innate immune response against endogenous nucleic acids. In particular we are studying the relationship between the fields of genome stability including DNA replication, DNA repair, and endogenous retroelements and the induction of a cell intrinsic immune response via the cGAS/STING and RIG-Like receptor pathways. Our main focus will be to determine the regulation of these pathways in the steady state in vivo in different tissues and cell types by using mouse models and cell culture systems. We use state-of-the-art genetic engineering technics to modulate innate immunity in combination with pharmacological approaches.

A successful candidate will use

  • flow cytometry, primary cell culture
  • genetic engineering (CRISPR)
  • mouse genetics, conditional gene targeting
  • transcriptomics (Ilumina and ONT)
  • live cell imaging, live mouse imaging

Your profile:

We are looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic PhD or MD with a genuine interest in innate immunity and nucleic acid biology. The candidate should have experience in life science research, preferably in immunology, with the following skills:

  • experiences with some the afore-mentioned technology
  • mouse manipulation
  • experience in writing scientific publications and grants is of value
  • ability and motivation to work independently and to develop a research field
  • successful candidates will be working in an international environment and proficiency in written and oral English is required
  • team working skills

We offer:

  • a vibrant international research environment
  • a comprehensive spectrum of key technology available at the institute or in efficient core facilities on campus
  • collaborative work in a friendly team
  • flexible working hours
  • an internal prevention program including courses and fitness in our Carus Vital Health Center
  • a Position according to the TV-L conditions (E13; 100%)

Women are encouraged to apply. Disabled persons with equal qualification will be preferred.

Contract period:

  • the position is available as of now. The initial contract will be limited to December 2022 with the option of extension.

Applicants should submit a full CV, list of publications and a motivation letter including a description of previous research experience, a summary of the PhD thesis, certificates and recommendation letters or contact details of referees. Please apply preferably via our online platform or send us your application at bewerbungen@tudag.de.


For any questions please contact PD Dr. Rayk Behrendt, phone +49 351-458 6505 or mail julia.saalbach@tu-dresden.de or Lydia Körner-Rothe, phone +49 351 40470 228, mail bewerbungen@tudag.de

Immunology, PhD, MD, Doktor der Immunologie, Medizin, Universität, Molekularmedizin, DNA, Genome, TU Dresden, SANOsax.de, Empfehlungsbund