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The BioMed X Institute in Heidelberg, Germany, is establishing a new research group in the field of
If you hold a PhD and have an outstanding track record or strong interest in the field of Autoimmune Diseases, we invite you to apply with a project proposal for this position in our new, fully funded research group (1 group leader, 2 postdoctoral researchers, 2 research assistants). Each BioMed X project team is sponsored by an industry partner. The sponsor of this call for application is Janssen.
An emerging area of science is being focused on identifying strategies to treat patients with immune-mediated diseases that not only block inflammation but which promote pro-resolution responses in immune cells to restore homeostasis. Recent research findings suggest that tissue factors released during cellular damage, stress or inflammation can drive pro-resolution responses in macrophages. We are seeking project proposals which explore the complex biology of stromal-immune cross-talk and which aim to identify novel pathways and mechanisms that restore homeostasis in autoinflammatory diseases such as psoriasis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The project should focus on the following deliverables:
Development of novel methodologies to systematically profile and dissect complex tissue microenvironments in order to identify components that induce pro-resolution responses in tissue-resident innate immune cells; Identification of specific and selective novel targets that could be used to trigger proresolution responses in innate immune cells without negatively impacting other cell types.
Proposals building on very original ideas supported by first experimental findings are particularly encouraged. Group leader positions are intended to suit candidates who would like to develop themselves towards a leadership career path either in academia or industry and have typically between four and eight years of relevant postdoctoral research experience.
There is flexibility over starting dates, but successful applicants are welcome to take up post starting May 1, 2021.
Please apply online at apply.bio.mx.
As part of the online application procedure, you will be asked to submit:
BioMed X is an independent research institute located on the campus of the University of Heidelberg in Germany. Together with our partners, we identify big biomedical research challenges and provide creative solutions by combining global crowdsourcing with local incubation of the world’s brightest early-career research talents. Each of the highly diverse research teams at BioMed X has access to state-of-the-art research infrastructure and is continuously guided by experienced mentors from academia and industry. At BioMed X, we combine the best of two worlds – academia and industry – and enable breakthrough innovation by making biomedical research more efficient, more agile, and more fun.