Post-doctoral position for the USIAS-FRIAS joint research project
We are recruiting a postdoctoral fellow for the first joint research program of the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS, http://www.frias.uni-freiburg.de) and the University of Strasbourg Institute for Advanced Study (USIAS, http://www.usias.fr), which aims at developing excellent research by combining the expertise from Freiburg (Germany) and Strasbourg (France).
The aim of the project is to develop innovative methodologies to pinpoint cytokine- targeting cells and visualize their dynamics in vivo. The study will involve the generation of aptamer-based sensors for recognizing cell surface cytokine receptors, which will be applied to the imaging studies including super resolution microscopy and intravital multiphoton microscopy.
The project is developed in an interdisciplinary way, and is coordinated by Dr. Jianying Yang, at the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics (MPI-IE), University of Freiburg, and Dr. Mei Li at Institut de Génétique et de Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire (IGBMC), University of Strasbourg.
Requirements for the candidates:
We expect a candidate with a PhD in cellular and molecular biology, or immunology, or biophysics. He/she should be enthusiastic, highly-motivated and science-driven, have a good publication record, and be able to demonstrate the ability to work and collaborate in the international environment.
The employment through either Strasbourg or Freiburg will be possible, and the salary will be based on the French or German standard accordingly. He/she is expected to work in both labs, to benefit from the highly competitive and international research environment with broad range of research and state-of-the-art infrastructure and service units in IGBMC and MPI-IE, both of which are leading research institutes. The working language is English.
Travels between Strasbourg and Freiburg are expected and the related costs will be fully covered.
The position is open immediately (application deadline: 31st May, 2014).
Please send CV, letter of motivation and references to Dr. Mei LI (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Jianying YANG (email@example.com)….