Post-doctoral researcher (m/f/d) – Gastrointestinal Immunology

Hospital rechts der Isar (MRI) of Munich Technical University (TUM)

Post-doctoral researcher (m/f/d) – Gastrointestinal Immunology

Full-time or part-time | temporary contract | Department of Internal Medicine II


The research group of Dr. Katrin Böttcher is looking for a postdoctoral researcher to join their effort to understand how mucosal-associated T (MAIT) cell activation is regulated through metabolic reprogramming. We aim to decipher how MAIT cells orchestrate local immune responses and to explore their contribution to chronic inflammation and antimicrobial defence in the liver in order to develop novel strategies for therapeutic approaches. To achieve this, we study the relevance of metabolic regulation in MAIT cells from human patients using modern cell biology approaches alongside immunological techniques.

Your profile:

We are looking for a highly motivated, skilled applicant interested in joining our team from May 2023. Applicants should hold a doctoral degree in biology, biotechnology, (veterinary) medicine or a related area, and have a strong background in immunology with experience in molecular/cell biology and immune biology. Excellent communication skills and fluency in English are required

We offer you:

  • A varied and professionally demanding position in a state-of-the-art working environment with space for working on an independent project
  • Expansion of your knowledge and skills in the field of molecular immunology using cutting edge techniques (e.g. multi-colour spectral flow cytometry, extracellular flux analysis, RNA Sequencing, confocal immunofluorescence imaging)
  • The opportunity to present your research at national and international conferences and to take part in internal and external professional development courses
  • Work in the city centre of Munich allowing for close collaboration with numerous research groups on the campus
  • Performance-related salary in accordance with the TV-L public-sector salary scale plus attractive benefits offered to public- sector employees
  • A good work-life balance with 30 holidays per year and options for childcare


We look forward to your application!

Please submit your complete application documents by e-mail including the reference number 23_04_016

  • your CV, two references and a list of publications (if applicable)
  • a statement outlining why you are interested in the position


Dr. med. Katrin Böttcher, PhD
Klinik und Poliklinik für Innere Medizin II
Klinikum rechts der Isar der Technischen Universität München
Ismaninger Straße 22
81675 München



If the candidates’ suitability for the position in question is equal, severely disabled applicants shall be given preference. Interview-related costs can, unfortunately, not be reimbursed.

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