THE MEDICAL FACULTY
The Medical Faculty is an integral part of the Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg and cooperates with the University Hospital Magdeburg A.ö.R. in research, teaching and patient care. The research profile of the faculty is characterized by the two main focuses "Immunology including Molecular Medicine of Inflammation" and "Neuroscience". Every year, about 185 students of human medicine and about 20 students of the master course of studies in immunology are enrolled.
is known for translating basic stem cell biology to clinically relevant questions with a publication-oriented track record (refer to the PI publications list or unpublished data 1 or 2). The spacious Magdeburg lab itself is equipped with a wide collection of instruments allowing general molecular and cell biology but – facilitated through the cooperation with neighboring four labs located in same research building - also rather specialized instruments such as FACS sorter, time-lapse microscope, different spectrometers, digital pathology system to mention only a few.
The Clinic of General Surgery
is one of the largest surgical treatment centers in the wider area, allowing high frequency access to heterogeneous, high quality patient samples. The successful candidate will have full access to the assorted MEC biobank, that includes tissue and blood samples from different patient cohorts. Moreover, the clinic is a renowned center for innovative surgical technologies, especially robotic surgery that provides additional ground for innovative wet lab experiments (such as medical device development to improve robotic precision guided by molecular signatures of target areas).
is for scientists aiming to build their independent careers with a long-term perspective on translational oncology. The clinical field of research is gastrointestinal and hepatocellular oncology. Through the internal cooperation with the surgical clinical team, the primary focus of this position is to build a versatile in vitro disease model platform using stem cell technologies, esp. tumor tissue-derived human organoids. Besides, the candidate is expected to establish co-culture system on tumor cells and iPSC-derived neuronal cells. Ultimately, these pathophysiological relevant disease model systems present a unique fundament for application-oriented research such as the development of new medical devices or molecular targeting pharmaceutics. Therefore, the position is calling for a team-oriented, open character allowing the strong interaction with dedicated expert groups in Magdeburg (i.e. medical systems technology, chemistry, tumor immunology) and beyond. The Post-Doc will be supported by the technician of the lab and is expected to supervise one doctoral student in the described research field. The post-doc candidate will be encouraged and supported to write their grant applications and teaching at the medical campus to define the career path, such as via habilitation. Moreover, the successful candidate will be provided with SOPs on established procedures and lab tools, but is expected to bring in new concepts and optimization of stem cell culturing protocols. The PI will provide a personal exchange network with international forefront stem cell research such as at NIH, Johns Hopkins or Chinese Academy of Sciences to further stimulate cutting edge science-oriented mindset.
- Excellent University degree in biology / biomedicine / biochemistry / cell biology or related fields
- Strong publication record (Post-Doc)
- Demonstrated record in doing cell biological experiments and microscopy
- Solid knowledge about pluripotent stem cells
- Excellent experience in microscopy and genomic tailoring
- Practical experience about the generation of cultures from fresh tissues
Towards this mission, we are looking for a full-time postdoctoral fellow and a doctoral student as soon as possible. The position is available for minimum of three with a possible extension. The salary will be according to TV-L scale.
Please send a single PDF file containing your complete application (motivation letter, CV, copies of the most important academic transcripts and contact details of two referees) until 15th december 2021 online or by E-Mail to:
email@example.com (Reference number: 374-2021)
Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Faculty of Medicine,
Personnel Division (K24), Leipziger Str. 44, D-39120 Magdeburg
Severely disabled persons are given preferential consideration if they are equally suitable. Women are particularly encouraged to apply. It is assumed that the Equal Opportunities Officer is allowed to inspect the application documents. Application costs will not be reimbursed.