Postdoctoral Position in the molecular mechanisms and dynamics of lymphocyte activation which is for an initial four-year appointment at Freiburg

The Max Planck Institute for Immunobiology in Freiburg, and the Exzellenzcluster bioss of the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, Germany,

invites applications for a Postdoctoral Position which is for an initial four-year appointment with the possibility of extension.

The position is available from the 1st of June in the Department of Molecular Immunology (Contact persons: Prof. Dr. Michael Reth and PD Dr. Wolfgang Schamel).

The project aims to understand the molecular mechanisms and dynamics of lymphocyte activation. One focus will be the interactions of the antigen receptors with the intracellular signalling machinery. Applicants should have experience in at least one of the following fields: biochemistry, molecular biology, protein purification and proteomics techniques, flow cytometry,
signal transduction pathways, T- and B-cell activation. Payment and social benefits will be in accordance with the regulations of the German TVöD (salary agreement for public service employees) or a postdoctoral fellowship of the Max-Planck Society. Women are especially encouraged to apply and handicapped applicants with equal qualification will be given preferential treatment. A childcare facility is attached to the Institute.

Applicants should send their application indicating the reference number 010209 to the Personnel Department,
Max-Planck-Institute of Immunobiology,
Stübeweg 51,
79108 Freiburg,

Germany or directly via
e-mail to weigold@immunbio.mpg.de.

Applications for the position will be accepted until April 30, 2009.

For further information please contact:
schamel@immunbio.mpg.de; Tel. +49-761-5108-313
reth@immunbio.mpg.de; Tel. +49-761-5108-420

Freiburg is the “capital” of the black forest and a lively university town
located in the trinational Biovalley area between Switzerland, France and
Germany. The Institute has a high percentage of foreign researchers as well
as a kindergarden for children of 6 month to 3 years of age. Our groups are
also part of the “excellence programs” of the university of Freiburg.