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The Institute for Biology III welcomes applications for a Senior Research Scientist/Akadem. Rätin*Rat auf Zeit (f/m/d) | term for filing application: 15.06.2020
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The Institute for Biology III welcomes applications for a

Senior Research Scientist/Akadem. Rätin*Rat auf Zeit (f/m/d)
Fulltime position, Start-date: At the earliest possible date.

This Habilitation position will be filled with a researcher who has extensive experience in either Biophotonics or Immunology. The position is associated with the laboratory of Professor Lillemeier in the Institute of Biology III at the Albert-Ludwigs-University in Freiburg (Germany). Our group is interested in the regulation of lymphocyte activity and function during immune responses. Current research efforts are focused on the activating T cell receptor (TCR) and inhibitory PD1 pathways in T cells. We apply multidisciplinary approaches that combine cutting-edge fluorescence microscopy with biophysics, biochemistry and molecular biology to elucidate how protein conformations, modifications and assembly control signal transduction and thereby T cell activity. Newly identified molecular mechanisms are characterized and targeted in vivo, specifically in mice, to modulate anti-tumor responses and autoimmunity. Our goal is to determine the mechanisms potential as future drug targets for immunotherapies.


The advertised position is initially limited to three years with the possibility of renewal up to a total of six years. This position will become available in July 2020. This appointment requires to coordinate existing and initiate independent projects within the areas of interest of the laboratory. The successful applicant will be (i) supervising postdoctoral researcher and graduate students, (ii) teaching Bachelor and Master students in the biology program, and (iii) applying for research grants.


Biophotonics Position: We encourage applicants from different areas of immunology, biology, physics and engineering with a very strong background in biophotonics, specifically single molecule fluorescent microscopy. The selected candidate will manage projects that utilize cutting-edge fluorescence microscopy to investigate T cell biology and develop novel imaging approaches.


Immunology Position: We encourage applicants with a strong background in cellular immunology and expertise with animal studies. The selected candidate will manage projects that investigate how T cell activation is regulated in vitro and in vivo, and test novel immunotherapy strategies in animal models.


This position requires a qualified Ph.D. or doctorate, several years of postdoctoral experience in academic research and publications in peer-reviewed journals. The candidate has to perform teaching duties of four course hours (4 LVS). Civil service requirements must be fulfilled. The possibility of further qualification is given.


To Apply:

Please include a letter of motivation, a description of research accomplishments and future research interests (max. 3 pages), CV with publication list and 3+ contact details for referees in a single pdf file.

The salary will be determined in accordance with A13..
We are particularly pleased to receive applications from women for the position advertised here.

Please send your application including supporting documents mentioned above citing the reference number 00001028, by 15.06.2020 at the latest. Please send your application to the following address in written or electronic form:
Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg
Institute for Biology III
Molecular Immunology
Miriam Vitt
Schänzlestr. 1
79104 Freiburg
For further information, please contact Miriam Vitt on the phone number +49 761 203-2868 or E-Mail
General and legal remarks:
Full-time positions may generally be split up into two or more part-time positions, provided that there are no formal or legal barriers. Candidates are selected in accordance with the provisions of the AGG (Allgemeines Gleichbehandlungsgesetz - German General Equal Treatment Act).
Applicants with disabilities (Schwerbehinderte Menschen) will be given preferential consideration in case of equal qualification.
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