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At the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Institute of Immunology, the Emmy Noether Research Group "Antigen Identification and Characterisation of Adaptive Immunity in Severe Equine Asthma" of Dr. Christiane Schnabel is seeking to fill the above-mentioned position as of 15 April 2023.

The project of the Emmy Noether Junior Research Group, established in 2020 and funded by the DFG, aims to identify disease-relevant antigens and allergens and to elucidate the immunopathogenesis of the disease. The focus is on pathological antibody and T-cell responses of the affected horses. The new findings from this research project may enable specific therapy in the future. We use a variety of modern biotechnological procedures and methods to work on this topic. Our interdisciplinary team, which deals with diverse aspects of veterinary immunology, works closely with other research groups within the Biomedical-Biotechnological Centre (BBZ) of the University, as well as clinics and institutes of the Faculty, and is networked in international collaborations.


    Temporary for the time being until 31 December 2025 (a temporary employment for a total of three years is envisaged)
    Full employment
    Remuneration envisaged: pay group 9b TV-L


  • Reproducible performance of two-dimensional (2D) Western blots including careful documentation;
  • Cloning, recombinant expression, purification (FPLC) of proteins
  • Performance of ELISAs and multiplex analyses (bead-based assays)
  • Flow cytometry (FACS, cell staining and analysis)
  • Method/protocol optimisation in the above areas
  • Assistance with equine sampling (optional)
  • Sample inventory, preparation for e.g. proteomics, cell isolation (PBMC)
  • cytospins, cytology of bronchoalveolar lavage cells
  • Technical and methodological support for doctoral students


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


  • a varied job with many options for further training
  • a modern workplace and attractive working conditions
  • flexible working hours and a good work-life balance
  • targeted personnel development in all phases of your professional life with further training opportunities
  • a company pension scheme
  • a discounted local public transport ticket (MDV-JobTicket)

If you have any questions, please contact Ms Christiane Schnabel (e-mail).

Please send your application with the usual documents, quoting the reference number 32/2023, by 10 February 2023 to: University of Leipzig, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Dean Prof. Dr. Dr. Thomas Vahlenkamp, An den Tierkliniken 19, 04103 Leipzig. You are also welcome to send your application in a PDF file by e-mail. Please note that threats to confidentiality and unauthorised access by third parties cannot be ruled out when communicating by unencrypted e-mail.

Your application documents will not be returned, please submit copies only. Interview costs will not be covered.
The University of Leipzig aims to increase the proportion of women in positions of responsibility and therefore expressly invites qualified women to apply. In case of equal suitability, severely disabled persons or persons who are equal to them by law according to SGB IX will be given preference.

Application deadline: 10.02.2023


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Your personal data will be stored for six months after the end of the recruitment process and then deleted or destroyed in accordance with data protection regulations. Consent may be refused or revoked with effect for the future without giving reasons. In these cases, processing of the application by the University of Leipzig and thus consideration in the application procedure is not or no longer possible. According to the GDPR, you are entitled to the following rights vis-à-vis the addressee of the application if the relevant legal requirements are met: right to information (Art. 15 GDPR), right to rectification of incorrect personal data (Art. 16 GDPR); data deletion (Art. 17 GDPR), restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR) and objection to processing (Art. 21 GDPR). If you have any questions, you can contact the data protection officer of the University of Leipzig (office: Augustusplatz 10, 04109 Leipzig). Furthermore, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Saxon Data Protection Commissioner.

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