Jobs

(Senior) Postdoctoral Scientist | Neuroinflammation in Alzheimer’s Disease

Employer

Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Location

Berlin , Germany

Principal Investigator

Frank Heppner

Contact

neuropathologie@charite.de

Description

Full time position as part of the DFG-funded research project "Probing myeloid effector functions in Alzheimer's disease and immunotherapy" (part of SFB TRR 167) studying the microglia-specific impact, e.g., in Alzheimer’s disease mouse models and microglia signature upon Aβ vaccination. This includes especially the interpretation and workup of the results in the frame of the mentioned research project. The university offers research in a dynamic and exciting environment at the interface between basic and clinically applied research related to immunological aspects of neurodegenerative diseases, especially to Alzheimer’s disease.

Requirements

Ph.D. required as well as previous postgraduate experience in biology, biochemistry, or related disciplines/life sciences preferred. Longstanding — theoretically and practically proven — comprehensive neuroscientific and/or (neuro)immunological and/or molecular biology expertise from working at one or more research or academic institutions is expected. Practical requirements are longstanding experience in experimental work with genetically modified laboratory animals (mice) and basic molecular biology techniques, basic knowledge in RNA sequencing and bioinformatical analyses, as well as in guidance and supervision of Ph.D. students and laboratory technicians. Strong oral and written communication skills in English are a must.