Available Positions

Post-doctoral fellow (f/m/d)

The Department of Biomedical Engineering is an integral part of patient care and research at the University Hospital Tübingen which is a highly specialized clinical center with more than 420,000 patients treated per year. The research group of Prof. Dr. Peter Loskill offers a position of Postdoctoral Fellow with a focus on mucosal Organ-on-Chip models for vaccine development in the framework of the "Inno4Vac" project (https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/101007799). The position is full-time and initially limited to 24 months.

Tasks:

  • Work in an interdisciplinary team to develop and refine microphysiological systems.
  • Integrate immune-components into Organ-on-chip platforms.
  • Coordinate with academic and pharmaceutical partners to develop novel approaches for vaccine development.
  • Requirements:

  • PhD in Bio(medical) engineering, Biophysics or similar fields
  • Extensive experience with at least two of the following topics microfluidics, tissue engineering, toxicology and/or immunology
  • Ability to work in teams
  • Creative, independent and structured working style
  • Good communication skills
  • Excellent English (conversation and writing) skills
  • We offer remuneration in accordance with TV-L (collective wage agreement for the Public Service of the German Federal States) in addition to all customary benefits granted to employees working in Public Services. Severely handicapped persons with equal qualifications are given preferential consideration. The University of Tübingen is anxious to increase its quota of female scientific staff, and therefore emphatically requests women to apply for this position. The Administration of the University Hospital is responsible for all employment matters. Personnel appointments will be made pursuant to the fundamental stipulations of the legal statutes for universities in Germany. Interview expenses are not covered.

    If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at peter.loskill@uni-tuebingen.de.

    To apply, please send an email with your application documents (pdf only) to peter.loskill@uni-tuebingen.de; Application Deadline: 30.09.2021

    Bei Fragen wenden Sie sich an Herr Prof. Dr. Peter Loskill, E-Mail: peter.loskill@uni-tuebingen.de, Bewerbungsfrist: 30.09.2021

    Link to University Hospital Tübingen Career Page: https://www.medizin.uni-tuebingen.de/de/karriere/jobs/11421-post-doctoral-fellow-fmd

    M. Sc. project Brain-on-Chip (f/m/d)

    Project description:

    Cerebral organoids, 3D models of human neocortical development were first described in 2013 [1], but to date still have only limited capacity to recapitulate human neocortical development. A promising approach is Organ-on-chip (OoC) technology, which could integrate various types of cells in tissue-specific micrometer scale environments to mimic physiological organ-level functions[2]. We aim to apply microfluidic technology to establish a new generation of human brain organoid models to understand neurodevelopment.

    [1] Lancaster, M.A., et al. Nature, 2013. 501(7467): p. 373-9.

    [2] Achberger, K., et al. Elife, 2019. 8.

    Project goal:

    To fabricate the brain organoid chip and to understand the human neurodevelopmental processes. After successful implementation of the chip platform, cortical differentiation on chip study will be performed.

    What you will learn:

  • Basic microfabrication methods and microfluidic technology
  • Basic and advanced cell culture methods (suspension, 2D and 3D)
  • Optical and biochemical analysis methods of cells/microtissues
  • Desirable skills of the candidate:

  • Basic cell culture and microscopy
  • Lab benchwork experience
  • Basic understanding of brain development
  • To apply, please send an email with your application documents (pdf only) to peter.loskill@uni-tuebingen.de.

    Bei Fragen wenden Sie sich an Herr Prof. Dr. Peter Loskill, E-Mail: peter.loskill@uni-tuebingen.de