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Postdoc (f/m/x) Humanized Mice for Immuno-Oncology

Universitätsklinikum Köln (AöR)
Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen (DE)
Closing date
Apr 8, 2023

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Life Sciences, Oncology
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Working at the University Hospital Cologne and the Medical Faculty means helping to shape the future - the future of medicine, of patients and, of course, your own future. You benefit from 59 clinics and institutes as well as numerous other departments and facilities and more than 10,000 jobs. The Faculty of Medicine of the University of Cologne and the University Hospital Cologne assume important social tasks in research, teaching and patient care. A close network with many university and non-university partners guarantees an internationally successful science and the excellent education of our students.




We are looking as soon as possible




Postdoc (f/m/x) Humanized Mice for Immuno-Oncology


Institute for Translational Immune-Oncology




full-time; initially limited until December 31, 2024 as part of a third-party funded project




Our Institute for Translational Immune-Oncology (Director Prof. Renata Stripecke) is part of the Clinic I for Internal Medicine (Director Prof. Michael Hallek). Our mission is to develop innovative immune therapies against cancer. The candidate will be trained to develop predictive mouse models using human hematopoietic stem cells, cancer cells and lentiviral vectors. The Institute will foster interactions with national and international academic and biotech networks. We will strive for publications, funding acquisition and your career development in immune-oncology.




Your tasks


We are looking for a motivated scientist to work on humanized mice models:


Optimize the methods for humanization and cancer engraftment in mice Use state-of-the-art methods to study human T and B cells in these models Supervise PhD, master and medical students Prepare reports, manuscripts, grants and presentations for conferences  


Your Profile


You completed Veterinary, Pharmacology or PhD studies in the bio-medical field Experience in handling mice (FELASA B certification or equivalent), can perform anesthesia, s.c and i.v. cell transfer, small surgeries, immunizations, collection of tissues and preparation for histology analyses Prior research experience in immunology (multicolor FACS, ELISA and cytotoxic assays) and/or oncology (in vivo tumor models) Experience in design and production of lentiviral vectors is a plus Competence in using hardware and software tools for text generation, data analyses and documentation (MS Office, Adobe Acrobat, Graphpad, flowjo etc.) We expect writing proficiency for formulation of experimental and animal study protocols, preparation of publication-quality figures, text and statistical analyses (t-test and ANOVA) Team player, ability to organize, prioritize, solve problems reliably and efficiently  


Application should include motivation letter, CV, certificates and 3 reference letters.




Our Offer


The full-time position is initially for 24 months. The salary is commensurate with training, professional qualifications and experience in accordance with the German public service TV-L ranking. In our international Institute, you will develop and test innovative technologies with a team of talented multidisciplinary scientists.




The University of Cologne (UoC) is one of the oldest and largest universities in Europe. Due to its outstanding scientific achievements and the high quality and diversity of its degree and doctorate programmes, it enjoys an excellent international reputation. The University Hospital Cologne is one of the country's most outstanding medical centers.




The UoC offers a collegial introduction and diverse training and development opportunities. There is also a wide range of family support and a day-care center with emergency childcare. In addition, the usual social services are offered (e.g. Jobticket, Corporate Benefits).




Your salary will be based on TV-L.




Applications from female candidates are expressly welcome and will be given priority in the event of equal suitability, competence and professional performance.




People with disabilities are welcome to apply and will be treated preferentially in the event of equal suitability and qualification.




The position is suitable for staffing with part-time employees.






Prof. Dr. Renate Stripecke or Dr. Milita Darguzyte


+49 221 478-51457 or -51430


Application deadline: 16.04.2023              




Postal address:


Universitätsklinikum Köln AöR




Geschäftsbereich Personal


Job-ID: 00003705


50937 Köln




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