Postdoctoral Research Position in Skin Immunology

The University of Salzburg invites applications for a full time postdoctoral position in the lab of Iris Gratz, PhD.

The “Tissue Immune Regulation” group of Iris Gratz is part of the Department of Molecular Biology, which has a focus on Immunology and Cancer and has strong collaborations to the University Hospital of Salzburg.

Our research group focuses on the role of tissue-resident T cells in health and disease. The candidate will be part of a team working on the regulation of T cell responses in the skin in both animal models and patients, with a special interest on the role of skin-immune interaction. Special focus will be on skin functions such as wound healing and barrier formation. As part of a larger research consortium focused on dermatological research (the EB House Austria), we can offer close interaction with clinicians, which guarantees access to patient material and fast translation of new findings to the clinic.

Responsibilities

The applicant will be responsible for:

  • Performing their own experiments within a research team
  • Supervision of the experiments performed by PhD fellows and master students
  • The design of new research projects and/or study protocols
  • Contact with other research groups within our local collaboration network in Salzburg and other national and international research partners

Profile

We are looking forward to applications from highly motivated and experienced (molecular) biologists / biochemist / bioengineers / or MDs. Applicants should have completed a PhD in Immunology with a strong expertise in cellular and molecular immunology, flow cytometry, and the analysis of patient material (including human T cells) as well as murine in vivo models, preferentially with expertise in skin biology.

Any experience in bioinformatics approaches to study the transcriptome of immune and tissue cells is beneficial, but not essential for the position.

Offer

We offer a 2 year full time postdoctoral position (start ASAP) with the possibility of extension in a challenging and well equipped research environment with excellent research facilities.

The salary will be in accordance with the University salary scales for post-doctoral researchers.

For more information please contact Dr. Iris Gratz
Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, list of publications and contact information of two references to: iris.gratz@sbg.ac.at

The detailed description for this job offer is available here.