Master Position in Skin Immunology:“HDACs as regulators of immunity”
We invite applications for a full time Master position in our “ Tissue Immune Regulation” group. Our research group focuses on the role of T cells in skin. The candidate will be part of a team working on the regulation of T cell responses in the skin in mice. Special focus will be on the role of epigenetic regulators, HDACs, in regulatory T cells. The project will be performed in the context of a multi-group consortium (an FWF-funded SFB) focused on HDAC biology in T cells. We can offer close interaction with multiple research groups in Vienna that offer expertise in Bioinformatics, Epigenetics, Proteomics and anti-microbial immune responses. Responsibilities: The applicant will be responsible for performing their own experiments with guidance from a PhD student within the research team. Specifically, the candidate will work with in vivo models of skin autoimmunity, gain in-depth experience in flow cytometry and T cell biology. Profile: We are looking forward to applications from highly motivated Biologists. Applicants should have a background (class work) in cellular and molecular immunology and be willing to perform in vivo experiments involving mice. Beneficial would be basic knowledge of flow cytometry. Offer: We offer training in functional cellular assays using immune cells as well as skin tissue cells. You will gain experience in flow cytometry, mouse handling, and expand on your understanding of Immunology. Option to receive part-time employment (“geringfügige Anstellung”).
Starting date as soon as possible.
Master Position in Skin Tumor Immunology
We invite applications for a full time Master position in the “Tissue Immune Regulation” group of Iris Gratz, PhD. Our research group focuses on the role of tissue-resident T cells in health and disease. The candidate will be part of a team studying gamma delta T cells, a unique subset of immune cells. These cells are known to play a role in the regulation of skin immunity, and we will study the role of gamma delta cells in the context of cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs). The main focus of the project will be to establish a humanized in vivo SCC tumor mouse model with the aim to study innovative therapeutic approaches, exploiting the anti-tumor activity of gamma delta cells. In addition, as part of a larger research consortium focused on dermatological research (the EB House Austria, we can offer close interaction with clinicians, which promotes access to patient material and translation of new findings to the clinic. Responsibilities: The applicant will be responsible for performing their own experiments with guidance from a Postdoctoral researcher within the research team. Profile: We are looking forward to applications from highly motivated Biologists. Applicants should have a background (class work) in cellular and molecular immunology. Beneficial (but not required) will be knowledge of animal handling, cell culture and flow cytometry. Offer: You will gain experience in performing both in vivo and in vitro experiments. We offer training in mouse handling, flow cytometry and functional cellular assays using immune cells as well as skin tissue cells. Therefore, you will acquire a spectrum of techniques that are important in the field of immunology. Option to receive part-time employment (“geringfügige Anstellung”). Starting date: As soon as possible.
Senior Scientist Position
At the Faculty of Biosciences and Medical Biology, the position e. scientific employee in researchand teaching according to UG and Employees Act with e. Senior Scientist according to § 26collective agreement of the universities for appointment. (Job group B1; the monthly minimum wagefor this job is € 4,351.90 gross (14 times a year) and may possibly increase on the basis of theprovisions of the collective agreement through the crediting of job-specific previous experience.). Estimated effective date: October 1, 2023 Duration of employment: 4 years, with the option of permanent employment. Scope of employment in hours per week: 40. Working hours: by agreement. Responsibilities: scientific support in research and teaching as well as Participation in administrative tasks in the field of immunology; Participation in laboratory organization and administrative tasks; care and maintenance of laboratory equipment; training from Students and doctoral students in various techniques of modern immunological research; Establishment and production of complex cell culture systems and in vivo animal models; Data collection and analysis and assistance in creating scientific publications; Writing of congress papers and lectures; Assistance in raising third-party funds; independent teaching, especially in the areas cell biology and immunology to the extent of 4 semester hours per week; assistance with the Supervision of laboratory internships and internships; Support in the context of science communication and public relations in the field of life sciences and medical biology. Prerequisites for employment: relevant degree with a doctorate (eg in cell biology, molecularbiology, immunology, zoology or comparable studies); expertise in immunology; publication experience; Very good knowledge of German and English, both spoken and written. Desired additional qualifications: international research experience; experience with modern multiparameter flow cytometry and cell sorting; Experience with cell culture of human and murine skin and immune cells; experience in leadership; experience with the acquisition of third-party funds; Very good IT and bioinformatics knowledge, very good statistics knowledge. Desired personal characteristics: very good organizational skills, independent and careful way ofworking, initiative, flexibility, resilience, high level of commitment, ability to work in a team and high social skills, enthusiasm for immunological research in the department. Telephone information is gladly given under Tel. No. +43/662-8044/5792. Application deadline until August 23, 2023
For more information
please contact Dr. Iris Gratz, Tel.: +43 662 8044-5764. www.uni-salzburg.at/gratz