Postdoc (gn*)

Job Id:  6904

(*gn=gender neutral)


The Institute for Experimental Pathology based at the Center for Inflammation Research at the University of Münster, Germany, is offering a position for a project on defining the development of neutrophilic granulocytes at the earliest opportunity, initially limited to 3,5 years.


Full-Time 100%
Salary according to TV-L E13


The Institute and Project:

The Institute for Experimental Pathology is led by Oliver Soehnlein. His work focuses on the importance of neutrophils in acute and chronic inflammation with specific focus on atherosclerosis and its complications such as myocardial infarction and neointimal hyperplasia (Soehnlein et al., Sci Transl Med, 2011; Ferraro et al., JACC, 2019; Silvestre-Roig et al., Nature, 2019). Central to the group's mechanistic understanding of how neutrophils promote chronic, sterile inflammation is its interplay with antigen presenting cells, predominantly macrophages (Soehnlein & Lindbom, Nat Rev Immunol, 2010; Soehnlein et al., Nat Rev Immunol, 2017; Soehnlein & Libby, Nat Rev Drug Discov, 2021). It is a key feature of the group's work to unveil thus far unknown mechanistic details which are then translated towards innovative preclinical intervention strategies (Alard et al., Sci Transl Med, 2015; Viola et al., Circ Res, 2016; Ortega-Gomez et al., Circulation, 2016; Silvestre-Roig et al., Nature, 2019; Schumski et al., Circulation, 2021), some of which have been patented. In recent years we have made efforts to expand our portfolio to more basic questions of neutrophil biology with specific focus on their interaction network and developmental aspects. Our group is highly interdisciplinary, international, and uses state-of-the-art techniques spanning a broad range from immunology, cell and molecular biology to modelling and bioinformatics. The project is embedded in national and international consortia on cardiovascular inflammation (;;;;


Your profile:

  • University degree with doctorate in biology, biomedicine or life sciences
  • Profound knowledge of immunological techniques such as FACS, immunohistochemistry, and microscopy
  • Solid basis of bioinformatics skills
  • Experience in working with small rodents
  • Independent, reliable and structured way of working with a strong sense of quality
  • High team and communication skills and above-average motivation
  • Ability to independently establish new methods and to independently and critically reflect on scientific data
  • Very good written and spoken English language skills, German skills are not required


The Institute for Experimental Pathology is part of the Center for Molecular Biology of Inflammation, adjacent to the Max-Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine and the newly built Multiscale Imaging Center thus ensuring lively scientific exchange with leaders in the field.


For more information please contact Oliver Soehnlein,


Please apply online until 07.12.2022!


The University Hospital of Münster is one of the leading hospitals in Germany. Such a position cannot be achieved by size and medical successes alone. The individual commitment counts above all. We need your commitment so that even with little things we can achieve great things for our patients. There are many possibilities open for you so that you may develop with them.

Applications of women are specifically invited. In the case of similar qualifications, competence, and specific achievements, women will be considered on preferential terms within the framework of the legal possibilities. Handicapped candidates with equivalent qualifications will be given preference.

Due to legal requirements working with us is only permitted with complete vaccination against Covid-19 and measles.

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