The Institute of Immunology offers a wide range of activities. From technical assistance to doctoral and postdoctoral positions with involvement in research and teaching activities.

Laboratory work in immunology: from isolation of primary single cells to expression analysis and flow cytometric measurements. Photo: Gottfried Alber


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Postdoctoral positions

Currently there are no vacancies, but unsolicited applications are welcome.

Positions for technical personnel

Reference number 312/2019
limited until December 31, 2022
The aim is to continue to work for at least three more years. Full employment
planned remuneration: up to remuneration group 9b TV-L
At the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Institute of Immunology, the above post shall be filled as soon as possible in the Emmy Noether Research Group 'Antigen Identification and Characterisation of Adaptive Immunity in Severe Equine Asthma'.
The project of the recently established and DFG-funded Emmy Noether Junior Research Group aims to identify disease-relevant antigens and allergens and to elucidate the immunopathogenesis of the disease. The focus here is on the pathological antibody and T-cell responses of the affected horses. The new findings from this research project may enable a specific therapy in the future. We use a variety of modern biotechnological procedures and methods to deal with this topic. Our interdisciplinary team, which deals with various aspects of veterinary immunology, works closely with other working groups within the Biomedical-Biotechnological Centre (BBZ) of the University, as well as with clinics and institutes of the faculty and is networked in international cooperations.

  • Reproducible execution of two-dimensional (2D) Western blots including careful documentation;
  • Cloning, recombinant expression, purification (FPLC) of proteins
  • Execution of ELISAs and multiplex analyses (bead-based assays)
  • Method/protocol optimization in the mentioned areas
  • Assistance with horse sampling (optional)
  • Sample inventory, preparation and processing for e.g. proteomics, cell isolation (PBMC)
  • Technical and methodical support for doctoral students


  • Completed training as a medical-technical laboratory assistant, comparable professional qualification or at least equivalent relevant qualification
  • Carefully reproducible technical working method
  • Experience in one or more areas of work such as (2D) Western blotting, ELISA, bead-based assays, proteomics, cloning, PCR, recombinant expression, cell culture, isolation of primary cells (PBMC), flow cytometry, FACS are advantageous.
  • Good knowledge of English is advantageous
  • Competent handling of laboratory and documentation software
  • Independence, reliability, motivation and commitment in the team

Please send your application with the usual documents by 20 January 2020, quoting the reference number 312/2019:
University of Leipzig
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Dean Professor Dr. Dr. Thomas Vahlenkamp
At the veterinary clinics 19
04103 Leipzig

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Disabled persons are invited to apply and are given preferential consideration if they are equally qualified.

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