Postdoctoral / Scientist Position In Cancer Immunology; Immunotherapy

Country: Switzerland;

City: Basel

Vacancy added: 16.07.2019

Employer: University of Basel

Resumes due: 23.08.2019


Applications are invited for a postdoctoral / scientist position in Cancer Immunology & Immunotherapy at the Department Biomedicine, University Hospital Basel.

The position is open starting from September 1st 2019 or upon agreement. Salaries are according to SNF scale and depend on experience.

Your position
Our research is dedicated to delineate mechanisms of anti-tumor immunity in tumor models and cancer patients. A major focus is the preclinical and clinical development of immunotherapeutic strategies against cancer.

Please see more details at and recent publications (e.g. Claus et al, Science Transl Med 2019; Trefny et al, Clin Cancer Res 2019; Stanczak, J Clin Invest 2018; Thommen, Nat Med 2018).

Projects include the characterization of the innate and adaptive immunity in human tumors, the analysis of mechanisms of tumor-associated immune cell dysfunction including immmuno-modulatory receptors, and the development of strategies to reinvigorate immune cell function.

Your profile

  • Ph.D or M.D./Ph.D. in the field of immunology or biomedical sciences
  • Interest in human immunology, particularly cancer immunology
  • Scientific accomplishments with publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player with good communication and writing skills
  • Experience in cellular immunology, preferentially human tumor immunology including multidimensional flow cytometry is desirable
  • Knowledge in bioinformatics and high-throughput data analysis is advantageous.

We offer you

  • A very active scientific environment in translational cancer immunology/immunotherapy
  • National and international network with numerous academic research projects and industrial collaborations
  • State-of-the art facilities and direct access to translational research
  • Opportunities to develop a structured academic career

Application / Contact
Applications with a full CV, short statement of research interests, publication list, and names of at least two referees should be combined to one pdf file and submitted in electronic form with the subject line "PostDoc in Cancer Immunology" to:

Prof. Dr. Alfred Zippelius
Laboratory of Cancer Immunology
Department of Biomedicine & Department of Medical Oncology
University Hospital Basel

Submission deadline: August 23rd 2019

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