1 Postdoc position – Cryopreservation/ Vitrification in Leipzig.

A postdoctoral position is available at the Stem Cell Biology working group at the Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology (IZI) in Leipzig, Germany. The Institute is dedicated to developing therapeutic solutions in regenerative medicine, transitioning blue-sky, basic, and applied biomedical research into clinical application.

Focus of the research is the development of improved cryopreservation and storage techniques for cells and tissues. The initial appointment will be for 2 years with the possibility of extension, starting from January 2008 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position will be supported by a research assistant and other collaborators. The Institute provides excellent facilities in cell culture, light-,confocal- microscopy, FACS, cell sorting, in vivo bioluminence imaging, molecular biology, histology, biorecators, RNnomcis, MRI cell tracking, immunology, and a great variety of animal models for different diseases. You will join a young, dynamic and multi-national team of internationally recognized scientists. You should have a good first degree in the Biological Sciences, Biomedicine, or a related field and a PhD in a relevant subject. An appropriate combination of relevant education, experience and/or certifications will be considered.

You must have experience in cryobiology and vitrification technology.
In addition, experience with some of the following is desirable:
Real-time PCR, FACS & cell sorting, fluoresence microscopy,
immunohistology (tissue), nanotechnology, polymers or skin tissue engineering.
Experience with secretomics, gene transfection studies, or siRNA applications may also be of benefit.

You must have a strong motivation to work both independently and as a team member in a highly interactive and dynamic research environment,with a proven ability to conduct and publish research and an enthusiasm to learn and develop new techniques. You must possess a good command of the English Language. Applicants should send a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and contact details of at least two (preferably three) referees.

We regret that it may not be possible to inform all applicants.
Shortlisted candidates will be notified by September 15th at the latest.
Kontakt: Dr. Stolzing, Alexandra (alexandra.stolzing@izi.fraunhofer.de), Fraunhofer Institut für Immunologie und zZelltherapie IZI, Perlickstraße 1, 04103 Leipzig , Tel.: +49 341 355363405
URL: http://www.fraunhofer.de