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Post-doctoral position in Munich/Germany

10 October 2017

Post-doctoral position in Munich/Germany

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The Kerschensteiner Lab at the Biomedical Center of the Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich is looking for a post-doctoral researcher, who is interested in investigating the regulation of phagocyte effector functions in inflammatory disease of the central nervous system such as multiple sclerosis. We have previously shown that mononuclear phagocytes such as macrophages and microglia cells are key effectors of axon and myelin damage in MS models and developed novel tools to track their phenotype and effector function in vivo. In the proposed project we now want to use these in vivo imaging tools in combination with advanced proteomics and genome editing techniques to decipher the molecular signals phagocytes use to exert tissue damage. The project is associated with the DFG-funded Excellence Cluster for Systems Neurology (SyNergy, for more information see
We are looking for highly motivated, enthusiastic and hard-working applicants, who are fluent in English. The starting date for this position is flexible, but we aim for end of 2017/ beginning of 2018. Funding for this project is secured for a minimum of 2 years (extension possible). If you are interested in the position please send a letter of motivation, your CV and the names and contact details of 2 to 3 references to:

Prof. Dr. med. Martin Kerschensteiner
Chair, Institute of Clinical Neuroimmunology

Selected recent publications from our groups:
Romanelli et al., Nature Communications 7:13275 (2016)
Goldmann et al., Nature Immunology 17:797-805 (2016)
Sorbara et al., Neuron 84, 1183-1190 (2014)
Williams et al., Nature Communications 5:5683 (2014)
Breckwoldt et al., Nature Medicine 20, 555-560 (2014)
Nikic et al, Nature Medicine 17:495-499 (2011)
Bishop et al, Nature Methods 8:568-570 (2011)

Job Information

Contract length:
2 years minimum (extension possible)
Biomedical Center, Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich
Institute of Clinical Neuroimmunology

Contact Information

Prof. Dr. Martin Kerschensteiner
Institute of Clinical Neuroimmunology
Biomedical Center and University Hospital
Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich
Grosshaderner Str. 9
82152 Martinsried

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