The ImmunoSensation Cluster of Excellence places strong emphasis on the support of early careers and gender equality. Our four-layered Promotion Concept for graduate students, post docs, young investigators and group leaders will be supported by our special funding program and will provide exciting new career opportunities that will be further shaped through interactions with our local and international partners.

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PhD position (m/f/d) (65%)

The University Hospital Bonn is a maximum care facility with a regular capacity of 1.300 beds. Our current staff of more than 8.000 performs assigned duties in research, teaching and medical treatment, including the use of advanced medical technologies, and public health care services at the highest possible level. Interested applicants will be offered a wide range of employment opportunities in a variety of fields.


The Institute of Clinical Chemistry and Clinical Pharmacology at the Faculty of Medicine of the Rheinische Friedrich Wilhelms-University Bonn invites applications for a


PhD position – Dietary immunology



The position (65 %) is available for 3 years with possible extension.
We are seeking a highly motivated candidate to fill a Ph.D. student position in dietary immunology in the research group of Christoph Wilhelm at the University Hospital Bonn (UKB), University of Bonn. Dietary immunology is an emerging field that investigates how dietary compounds and metabolites regulate the immune system. The project will investigate how diets (e.g. ketogenic diets) and dietary components drive or prevent chronic inflammation and includes the analysis of metabolic pathways controlling innate lymphoid cells (ILC) (Karagiannis et al. Immunity 2020). To investigate these processes the candidate will use mouse models, classical immunological methods but also cutting-edge technologies, such as imaging flow cytometry, metabolomics and extracellular flux analysis. The overall aim is to identify novel dietary intervention strategies to treat chronic inflammatory conditions such as asthma and colitis. Candidates with experience in cellular immunology, molecular cell biology or biochemistry are specifically encouraged to apply.


We offer:

  • The salary will be according to the German salary scale TV-L (EG 13)
  • There is also a possibility to use the day care center
  • Supplementary benefits in the public sector (pension plan according to VBL)
  • To work in a motivated team in a thriving research environment
  • Attractive conditions and benefits, an interdisciplinary research institution that fosters innovation and collaboration and are committed to training and career development of the next generation of scientists.

The University of Bonn is committed to diversity and equal opportunity. It is certified as a family-friendly university. It aims to increase the proportion of women in areas where women are under-represented and to promote their careers in particular. It therefore urges women with relevant qualifications to apply. Applications will be handled in accordance with the Landesgleichstellungsgesetz (State Equality Act). Applications from suitable individuals with a certified serious disability and those of equal status are particularly welcome.


Please refer to the application number 488_2020. Applications should include CV, certificates, and names and addresses of two referees and be send by e-mail to
Prof. Christoph Wilhelm
Institute of Clinical Chemistry and Clinical Pharmacology
University Hospital Bonn
University of Bonn
Venusberg-Campus 1
53127 Bonn, Germany
Tel.: +49 (0) 228 287 51721
E-Mail: christoph.wilhelm@uni-bonn.de

Postdoc (m/f/d)

Postdoctoral position in Neuroinflammation/Neurodevelopment
at the LIMES Institute (University of Bonn)


https://www.limes-institut-bonn.de/en/research/research-departments/unit-1/mass-lab


The closing date for applications is September 20th 2020
The Mass lab is looking for a postdoctoral candidate with a strong neuroscience,
neurodevelopment and/or immunology background to study the role of nanoplastics in the development of neurological disorders as part of an ERC starting grant project. The position is for 2 years with a possible extension. The employment is planned to start on 1 December or upon agreement.
The goal of the NanoGlia project is to determine which type of plastic particles can pass from the mother to the developing fetus, whether this can lead to neurodevelopmental disorders and whether this is a microglia-dependent process. To achieve this, a guinea pig model is used due to its anatomical similarity to the human placenta. Further methods include histology, electrophysiology, single-cell RNA-sequencing, and flow cytometry.


About us
Our lab is located in the LIMES Institute, which is highly interdisciplinary, addresses basic research questions in developmental biology, immunology, genetics, and biochemistry and thus provides all the basic equipment required for the project. For more specific methodology we are closely collaborating with groups at the DZNE, Life&Brain and the Medical Faculty.

Qualifications
• The candidate is required to hold a PhD degree in neuroscience/developmental
biology or similar topics
• Postdoctoral experience in the same areas is an advantage
• We are looking for candidates with hands-on experience or an interest in expanding
their knowledge in molecular biology, electrophysiology, high-dimensional flow
cytometry, confocal microscopy, and bioinformatic analyses (particularly scRNA-seq)
• Experience with guinea pigs as a model and background in R/Python is a plus
• Finally, we are looking for applicants with a good track record of peer-reviewed
scientific publications and teamwork


We offer

• A thriving academic environment
• A professional career development program
• Participation in the university-wide pension system (VBL)
• Access to extensive university sports program
• A salary based on the TV-L scale (E13, 100%)


The university is committed to diversity and equal opportunity. It is certified as a familyfriendly university. Applications from suitable candidates with a certified disability or equivalent status are particularly welcome.
For further information, please contact Professor Elvira Mass by email:
elvira.mass(at)uni-bonn.de


Please send your complete application as 1 combined PDF file including cover letter, CV, list of references (full address, incl. email and phone number), and list of publications to elvira.mass@uni-bonn.de

Open Positions

The Cluster of Excellence ImmunoSensation offers a wide range of career opportunities for scientists. We promote targeted personal development and all our members offer interesting career opportunities. Appointments, remuneration and social contributions are internationally competitive.

Employment rules are in accordance with the TVL.

Bioinformatician (100%, f/m/d)

The University Hospital Bonn is a maximum care facility with a regular capacity of 1.300 beds. Our current staff of more than 8.000 performs assigned duties in research, teaching and medical treatment, including the use of advanced medical technologies, and public health care services at the highest possible level. Interested applicants will be offered a wide range of employment opportunities in a variety of fields.


The Core Unit for Bioinformatics Data Analysis, University Hospital of Bonn, Germany is inviting applications for a


Bioinformatician (f/m/d)



The position is full time and starts immediately and is for a period of two years, with the possibility of an extension.


The Core Unit for Bioinformatics at the Medical Faculty of the University of Bonn provides quantitative and computational analyses, training and consultation. It benefits from a shared computing infrastructure and exchange of expertise due to its embedding and liaison with the Institut für Medizinische Biometrie, Informatik und Epidemiologie (IMBIE) and the Institute for Genomic Statistics and Bioinformatics (IGSB). It operates in close collaboration with other core units like the NGS and mass spectrometry core. The unit aims to establish a platform for computational biology, to share and offer expertise, analyses and resources. The platform will continuously evolve according to the needs of the collaborators and progress in science to provide state-of-the-art bioinformatics and data analyses.

Your tasks:

  • Analysis and processing of high-volume data such as next generation sequencing data
  • Design, implementation and application of tailored analysis workflows
  • Interaction and collaboration with researchers and consultation
  • Presentation and reporting of results
  • Computational infrastructure, e.g. set-up of software tools and databases
  • Working in a team with bioinformatics and computational colleagues
  • Training courses and education

Your profile:

  • Master or PhD in bioinformatics, mathematics, computer science or any related field
  • Proficiency in programming, e.g. with R/Bioconductor or Python
  • Strong expertise in the analysis of NGS data such as variant calling or RNA-Seq
  • Profound knowledge of visualisation techniques and statistics
  • Experience with HPC, cloud environments, webservers and containers
  • Knowledge of genetics and molecular biology concepts is considered a plus
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Team player capable of adapting to an interdisciplinary and evolving environment

We offer:

  • The salary will be according to the German salary scale TV-L (EG 13)
  •  “Jobticket” (subsidized public transport) is available
  • There is also a possibility to use the day care center
  • Supplementary benefits in the public sector (pension plan according to VBL)

The University of Bonn is committed to diversity and equal opportunity. It is certified as a family-friendly university. It aims to increase the proportion of women in areas where women are under-represented and to promote their careers in particular. It therefore urges women with relevant qualifications to apply. Applications will be handled in accordance with the Landesgleichstellungsgesetz (State Equality Act). Applications from suitable individuals with a certified serious disability and those of equal status are particularly welcome.
Please send your application which should include a CV and cover letter by email using the reference number 449_2020 till 1st September 2020 to
Core Unit for Bioinformatics Data Analysis
Universitätsklinikum Bonn
Venusberg-Campus 1
53127 Bonn, Germany
Email: andreas.buness@uni-bonn.de