The University Medical Center Ulm, Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine is offering a
Postdoctoral Scientist Position

The University Hospital Ulm and its employees stands for a modern and high quality patient care, excellent university research and medical education focused on the future as well as apprenticeships in attractive professional fields. The requirements for this are qualified and committed employees. 
in the field of Trauma and Immunoregulation to be filled immediately.  
The topic to be investigated is:

“The role of myeloid-derived suppressor cells in trauma”

The project is part of the Collaborative Research Center “Danger Response, Disturbance Factors and Regenerative Potential after Acute Trauma” (SFB 1149) of Ulm University. Our laboratory is interested in the immunoregulatory functions of MDSCs, a population of immature myeloid cells regulating innate and adaptive immune responses (Messmann et al., Blood 2015, 126:1138; Hüsecken et al. Sci. Rep., 2017, 7:12808; Kustermann et al., Sci Rep., 2019, 9:7992). The project will elucidate, on cellular and molecular levels, if and how MDSCs change the immune response after traumatic injuries, such as blunt chest trauma and sepsis, utilizing experimental mouse models, as well as samples from human patients. Ultimately, the aim is to determine whether interference with MDSC development is a possible therapeutic option after trauma induction. The position is initially limited to one year, but an extension is possible. 



Our requirements: 
  • PhD degree in Biology, Molecular Medicine or Biochemistry
  • Strong interest and experience in cellular immunology
  • Willingness to perform mouse experiments is absolutely necessary, completed FELASA B animal course is highly recommended
  • Work flexibility and the ability to perform research in a team
  • Ability to work independently and conscientiously
  • Excellent intrapersonal and communication skills in written and spoken English
  • Driver’s license Category B 


We offer:
  • The opportunity to work in a highly motivated and friendly team
  • Training in advanced immunological techniques, animal models and cell transfer studies
  • Opportunity to attend international congresses
  • Salary according to TV-L




Contract: limited
Level of employment: full-time
application: 20.12.2021


Applications including CV, certificates and contact data of two referees should be emailed as a single PDF until December 20th to Prof. Dr. Gudrun Strauß;
gudrun.strauss@uniklinik-ulm.de

Recruitment is carried out by the administration of the hospital. Severely disabled applicants (f/m/d) will be given priority in case of equal suitability. Ulm University Hospital aims to increase the proportion of women in those areas in which they are underrepresented. Appropriately qualified women are encouraged to apply.