Open Positions

Our working group is dedicated to the research on the function of a disintegrin and metalloproteinases (ADAMs) in acute and chronic inflammatory diseases with focus on infectious diseases. The tumor necroses factor alpha (TNF) and the angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2), central in COVID-19, the amyloid precursor protein (APP), central in Alzheimer Disease, and ADAM10 as receptor for Staphylococcusaureus a-hemolysin are only a few examples to highlight the relevance of our target molecules for therapeutic intervention.

At the moment, we are looking for two doctorial candidates as support of our research team within

1) the central relevance of the ADAM network for control of inflammatory disease

and

2) the development and validation of lung 3D high-throughput screening models as alternative method (BMBF, start 01.04.2022)

Beside common molecular biological and biochemical methods you will use qRT-PCR, gene chip analyses, FACS and mass spectrometry for transcriptome and proteome analysis. You will work with outstanding cell culture and infection models as well as imaging systems supported by experienced scientists and technicians.
Qualifications: 

  • MSc/equivalent for PhD in a relevant discipline (e.g. cell biology, biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, biotechnology, pharmacy, pharmacology) 
  • requited experiences: Lab experience in cellular and molecular biology techniques
  • definite plus: experience in (primary) cell culture, cloning, immunohistochemistry, FelaseB certificate
  • Team-worker with a high grade of responsibility and flexibility 

How to apply: By email at daniela.yildiz(at)uks.eu; send a short motivation letter, summary of master thesis, CV, contacts for two referees, transcripts.