Scientist (m/f/d)

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Einleitung

The mission of the Berlin Institute of Health (BIH) is medical translation: transferring biomedical research findings into novel approaches to personalized prediction, prevention, diagnostics and therapy and, conversely, using clinical observations to develop new research ideas. The aim is to deliver relevant medical benefits to patients and the population at large. The BIH is also committed to establishing a comprehensive translational ecosystem as translational research area at Charité – one that places emphasis on a system-wide understanding of health and disease and that promotes change in the biomedical research culture. The BIH is funded 90 percent by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and 10 percent by the State of Berlin. The two founding institutions, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin and Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association (MDC), were independent member entities within the BIH until 2020. As of 2021, the BIH has been integrated into Charité as the so-called third pillar; the MDC is privileged partner of the BIH.

The BIH Center of Immunomics is immediately looking for a

Scientist (m/f/d)
(fulltime, starting immediately, appointment duration until 31.12.2022)


We are looking for a research associate for the independent implementation of new research projects in the field of immunology. Implementation of new research projects in the field of immunology with a focus on the analysis of humoral immunity in the context of infections, inflammations and vaccinations (Braun et al., Nature 2020, Loyal et al. Science 2021).

Ihr Aufgabengebiet:

The task area will be primarily located in the collaborative project CCC (Charité Corona Cross) 2.0 and in the new research space Si-M (The Simulated Human) and will serve the analysis of biological samples from 'LongCOVID' patients, COVID-19 convalescents and controls.
  • Independently plan and coordinate experimental research focusing on multidimensional analysis of human humoral immunity, B cells and antibodies
  • Perform flow cytometric experiments
  • Performance of scRNAseq experiments on isolated cells
  • Bioninformatic processing of the data
  • Independent submission of scientific publications as first author
  • Acquisition of external funding (support in application, communication and reporting)
  • Active participation in the new research area Si-M (The Simulated Human) and development of Si-M cooperation projects
  • Presentation of results at national and international congresses.

Ihr Profil:

  • University degree and doctorate in a biological science
  • Extensive experience in isolation, cultivation and analysis of various cell types (in particular B cells) and tissues from human samples
  • Extensive and proven knowledge in cytometric analyses (preparation of cells, isolation of sub-populations)
  • Extensive experience in molecular analyses
  • Strong motivation to perform studies of human B-cell repertoires
  • Knowledge of scRNAseq and relevant bioinformatics is desired

Wir bieten:

  • A collaborative research environment that encourages and supports scientific curiosity, innovation, and development of its team members
  • Remuneration according to E13 TVöD VKA-K. The grouping takes into consideration the qualifications and the personal circumstances of the candidate
  • Appointment duration until 31.12.2022
  • Family-friendly, flexible working hours

Wir leben Vielfalt:

BIH strongly encourages qualified women to apply. Severely disabled applicants and those with equal status will be given preferential consideration in cases of equal suitability.

Please submit your detailed application, including the job reference number BIH.DM-15.21 as one PDF document until the 29.01.2022 to: andreas.thiel@charite.de

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Prof. Andreas Thiel (andreas.thiel@charite.de)
You can find more information about us and BIH at www.bihealth.org