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Scientist / Research Associate (m/f/d) (salary E13 TV-L, 100 %)

Closing Date
WorkplaceOldenburg, Carl-von- Ossietzky-Straße 9-11, Niedersachsen, Germany
DurationApril 1st, 2023 - December 31st, 2026 (with the option of extension)
Occupation rate
Job StartApril 1st, 2023

The Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg is one of the younger universities in Germany and its goal is to find answers to the central questions of societies in the 21st century using interdisciplinary top-level research and teaching. Together with four hospitals, which are responsible for the practical training of students in human medicine, the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences forms the University Medicine Oldenburg, which is linked to the University Medicine of the University of Groningen by an intense and close collaboration.


  • Working in a dynamic, international team with research interests in immunoregulation and autoimmunity.
  • Planning and execution of in vivo as well as in vitro assays to investigate the role of the innate immune system during the development and progression of systemic as well as organ-specific autoimmune diseases and to better understand pathomechanisms in order to identify potential therapeutic targets.
  • Innovative cell and organ culture systems as well as unique mouse models. (Single cell) RNA sequencing analyses to identify and characterize innate immune cells in experimental models for systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, and multiple sclerosis.
  • State-of-the-art equipment and know-how for high-resolution immune cell analysis (e.g., flow cytometry, cell sorting, analysis of cell metabolism, spatial transcriptomics).
  • Establishing an independent research focus, applying for third-party funded projects, and personal further qualification (habilitation / postdoctoral lecture qualification).
  • Contribution in immunological teaching


  • Completed scientific university studies (diploma (Uni) / Master) incl. PhD with focus on life science or a similar discipline or proof of an already very advanced PhD process, which is completed at the time of a possible appointment.
  • First professional experience as a scientific employee in research projects, especially in the field of immunology (preferentially focusing on the innate immune system), cell and molecular biology.
  • Experience in handling mouse models, proof of expertise in experimental animal science (FELASA certificate or comparable qualification).
  • Experience in the field of flow cytometry or RNA sequencing as well as bioinformatic analyses of RNA sequencing data.
  • Strong interest in scientific issues coupled with an independent, conscientious and accurate work ethic.
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills as well as good written and spoken German and English.
  • First publication experience.
  • Willingness to take on scientific services in research and teaching as well as organizational and administrative tasks.

We offer

  • A full-time position, currently 39.8 hours/week.
  • A lively and excellent scientific environment, in which you conduct high-quality research and implement ideas.
  • A dynamic and collegial working environment.
  • Participation in innovative projects in basic research as well as in the clinical-translational field.
  • An intense Cooperation in several research consortia.
  • Extensive opportunities for continuing education at the University of Oldenburg, including support for young scientists (?url=https%3A%2F%2Fuol.de%2Fmedizin%2Fnachwuchs&module=jobs&id=229874" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">?url=https%3A%2F%2Fuol.de%2Fmedizin%2Fnachwuchs&module=jobs&id=229874" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">https://uol.de/medizin/nachwuchs).
  • Flexible and family-friendly working hours as well as in-house childcare.
  • A versatile and challenging job with long-term perspectives in a city with a high quality of life and high recreational value.

Contact and Address

The Carl von Ossietzky University strives to increase the proportion of women in the academic field. Therefore, women are strongly encouraged to apply. According to §21 para. 3 NHG, female applicants should be given preferential consideration if their qualifications are equal. Severely disabled persons will be given preference in the case of equal suitability.
Please send your application documents (presentation of your motivation, curriculum vitae, certificates) by March 15th , 2023 and mentioning the reference number I-01/2023 to the University of Oldenburg, Department of Human Medicine, Immunology, Carl-von-Ossietzky-Str. 9-11, 26129 Oldenburg, Germany or preferably by e-mail as one coherent PDF document (bewerbung.immunologieuol.de). Please note that application and interview costs cannot be covered.



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