Research Group Leader (m/f) - Plasticity of Myeloid Cells
BioMed X Innovation Center, Im Neuenheimer Feld 515, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
Ab September 1, 2018
Applications are welcome from early career scientists with an outstanding track record in the field of:
Plasticity of Myeloid Cells
Myeloid cells are capable of dynamically exerting diverse functions in the immune system, as well as in different tissues. This functional plasticity of macrophages, monocytes and dendritic cells is governed by integrating a wide array of signals from the local microenvironment to adequately respond to cellular damage or disrupted tissue homeostasis. In contrast, dysbalance of signals is thought to contribute to numerous immune-mediated diseases. So far, the integration of soluble and membrane-dependent signals, as well as epigenetic imprints shaping myeloid cell reactivity and plasticity is not well understood.
In this project, Roche is seeking to
- identify key checkpoints and master switches governing functional adaptation of myeloid cells;
- delineate the functional consequences of these signals;
- establish assay systems to monitor functional alterations.
Only applications received before April 29, 2018 will be considered. As part of the online application procedure, all group leader and postdoc candidates will be required to submit a competitive project proposal.
After a first selection round, candidates will be invited to a five-day innovation boot camp in Heidelberg. The invitation includes full coverage of travel expenses, accommodation, sightseeing, and food for the entire workshop which will take place from July 6 to 10, 2018. With guidance of experienced mentors, candidates will jointly work on their project proposals and present them in front of a jury on the final day. Successful candidates will be offered a position at the BioMed X Innovation Center.
Bewerbungsfrist: 29.04.2018 | job offer | eingetragen am: 15.04.2018