to study the role of chemokine receptors CCR8 and ACKR1 in chronic inflammation. Individuals of African ancestry for example carry a variant for ACKR1 which leads to its lack of expression and an alternative pattern of hematopoiesis. Using atherosclerosis as a disease model for chronic inflammation, the project will interrogate the cell-specific (neutrophils, monocytes and dendritic cells) and systemic effects of both receptors in inflammatory responses in atherogenesis and atheroprogression in mouse models and human samples. The postdoc position is part of the SFB 1123 http://www.sfb1123.med.unimuenchen.de/index.html and therefore offers excellent scientific collaborations.
Eligible candidates should have experience with mouse models, immunological and molecular biological techniques, a strong motivation and team spirit. Solid English skills written and spoken are mandatory. The successful candidate should hold an above-average PhD degree in biological sciences or related fields and have experience with basic methods of molecular and cellular biology. The postdoc will work at the institute for cardiovascular prevention (IPEK) at the LMU in Munich, Germany (www.klinikum.uni-muenchen.de/Institut-fuer-Prophylaxeund-Epidemiologie-der-Kreislaufkrankheiten/de/0600-Institute/index.html).
The applicant will work in a group of experienced staff, PhD students, postdocs and technicians with excellent infrastructure. Salary will be according to TV-L. The position is funded for three to four years.
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