A group leader position and a postdoctoral position in the Department of Developmental Immunology.

A group leader position and a postdoctoral position
are available in the Department of Developmental Immunology.
Current research in the department focuses on the evolution of the adaptive
immune system and the development of the thymic microenvironment (See
our web-site at http://www.immunbio.mpg.de/home/research/immun/

Applicants for the group leader position should have completed internationally
recognized post-doctoral research and will be free to choose topics complementary
to the current activities in the department. Innovative research proposals
involving quantitative and/or synthetic approaches to the function of the
immune system or model organisms not yet represented in the department
are particularly welcome.

The group leader position is for an initial 5-year appointment with the
possibility of extension. Technical support and funds for one PhD student
or postdoctoral fellow plus consumables will be provided; applicants are
encouraged to obtain outside funding. Payment and social benefits will be
in accordance with the regulations of the German TVoeD (salary agreement
for public service employees). Group leaders have full access to the excellent
animal (zebrafish/mouse), cell sorting, sequencing and imaging facilities of
the institute.

Applicants for the post-doctoral post should have experience in molecular
biology/immunology and an excellent publication record. The post-doctoral
fellow is expected to work on aspects of the evolution of the immune system
using mice and flies as model systems. Previous experience in fly genetics
is welcome but not essential.

In order to increase the proportion of female staff members, applications
from female scientists are particularly encouraged. The Max-Planck Society
strives to offer more employment for the disabled. Disabled candidates are
encouraged to apply. A childcare facility is attached to the Institute. Parttime
employment is possible.

Applicants should send their CV, list of publications and a brief statement
of research plans and arrange for 3 reference letters to be sent with the
index number 020408 to the Max-Planck Institute of Immunobiology,
Personnel Department, Stuebeweg 51, D-79108 Freiburg, Germany
(weigold@immunbio.mpg.de). Informal inquiries should be directed to Thomas
Boehm (boehm@immunbio.mpg.de). Applications will be accepted until the
vacancy is filled.