2 PhD positions in Infection and Immunity.

The Institute for Research in Biomedicine (http://www.irb.ch/home) provides high-level scientific education for undergraduate as well as for graduate students. The PhD program is carried out in collaboration with Swiss and foreign universities. The experimental work is carried out at IRB under the direct supervision of a Group Leader. The program includes seminars, lessons, summer courses and an annual retreat.


The laboratory of Infection and Immunity at the IRB is seeking two highly motivated candidates for a 4-year PhD position founded by the SNSF. The aim of the project is to characterize different aspects of the inflammatory response to viral infections using biochemistry, immunology as well as state-of-the-art intravital imaging technologies. The deadline for the application is the 20th of December 2021.


The sucesful candidate will hold a master’s degree in Biochemistry, Immunology or Cell Biology and be fluent in English. Experience in FACS, cell imaging, will be a plus.


Applicants should send her/his CV (max. 2 pages) and a reference letter to: santiago.gonzalez@irb.usi.ch




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  2. Palomino-Segura, et al. Early production of IL-17A by γδ T cells in the trachea promotes viral clearance during influenza infection. European Journal Immunology (2020), 50: 97-109.
  3. Latino I. and Gonzalez S.F. Spatio-temporal profile of innate inflammatory cells and mediators during influenza virus infection. Current Opinion in Physiology, (2020) 19: 175-186.

M. Palomino-Segura, et al. Protection against influenza infection requires early recognition by inflammatory dendritic cells through C-type lectin receptor SIGN-R1. Nat Microbiol (2019).4:1930-40.

Postdoc in Immunological Biotechnology and Therapeutic Protein Development

The Section of Medical Biotechnology at the Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering, Aarhus University, invites applications for a 2-3 year postdoctoral fellow position in “Immunological Biotechnology and Therapeutic Protein Development”.

Expected start date and duration of employment

The position is available from 1 November 2021 or as soon as possible hereafter to the 31.9.2023, with the opportunity of extension.

Job description

The Immunological Biotechnology group headed by Edzard Spillner offers applicants an exciting opportunity to join an ambitious research project in development of therapeutic protein drugs.

The global burden of allergic diseases and asthma is increasing, and novel approaches and concepts for treatment are urgently needed. The project is positioned at the interface of protein engineering, immunology, and molecular allergology and will focus on the development of biologic protein drugs with the ability to interfere with anaphylactic reactions. The project will mainly rely on combinatorial display and selection approaches, protein characterisation and expression, and in vitro and cellular analyses of biomolecular interactions.

For more information: https://bce.au.dk/forskning/forsknings-og-udviklingsomraader/medical-biotechnology/immunological-biotechnology/

Your profile

Applicants should hold a PhD in Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, or similar and have strong experience within protein engineering, and molecular cloning techniques, phage or yeast display approaches, molecular interaction analysis, immunological techniques, and clinical immunology. Experience with kinetic analyses and flow cytometry are considered advantageous.

Personal competences, e.g. the ability to work as part of an international research team, to supervise students, etc., are required.


For more information on the position and how to apply, click here.

Young Scandinavian Society for Immunology (ySSI) has launched!

Young Scandinavian Society for Immunology (ySSI) aims to build a network of early career researchers (ECRs) working in immunology in Norway, Finland, Iceland, Denmark, and Sweden, to disseminate their research, defend their interests and support their career development as well as to increase their visibility on both European and international level. 


ySSI is an initiative supported by the Scandinavian Society for Immunology (SSI). We are a part of the EFIS Young Immunologist Network (yEFIS) with currently more than 450 ECRs from all over Europe and over 24 national immunology societies (including us as ySSI). 


We have many exciting things planned, so please sign up at the link below so that you don’t miss out on information:



Best wishes,

Marina Ramírez Galera and Iva Filipovic

on behalf of the ySSI

Call for group leaders – 1-2 open positions within Skin Immunology.

The LEO Foundation Skin Immunology Research Center (SIC) will recruit 1-2 group leaders during 2021-22. We now welcome letters of interest from scientists with an outstanding track record and innovative vision for a new independent research group within the area of skin immunology.

SIC addresses fundamental research questions within modern immunology and aims to become a platform for world-leading studies in skin immunology and inflammation. The new group leaders will establish independent research programmes within the field of immunology and skin biology/disease. The primary criteria for future group leaders are excellence in fundamental research and/or translational research and a genuine interest in interacting with other researchers at the centre in order to develop it as a research centre of excellence.

Candidates’ background includes an MD, PhD or equivalent degree, postdoctoral training and a strong track record of publications and as corresponding author published in leading journals. International networks and experience, such as training in high-quality institutions and universities globally, are meriting. Applicants must qualify for a professorship or associate professorship at the University of Copenhagen.

We offer:

  • A generous package, including salary, support for other personnel and consumables.
  • Attractive modern laboratory and offices in the heart of Copenhagen
  • Access to cutting-edge technologies through shared-resource platforms and staff expertise in flow cytometry, single-cell sequencing, genomics, imaging and data analytics.
  • A vibrant scientific community with a strong internal synergy suited for easy collaboration and exchange with other centres and departments at the University of Copenhagen and the greater Danish scientific community.

About the centre

The LEO Foundation Skin Immunology Research Center was founded in 2019 based on a ten-year grant. It is a vibrant, internationally diverse and ambitious research environment with state-of-the-art facilities and technologies located at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen. The location on the twelfth floor of the Maersk Tower is ideal for collaboration and exchange with other centres and departments within the faculty and Copenhagen science community.

Read the full call and learn more about SIC here.

Two 3-year Postdoc positions in experimental and computational research on vaccines, antibodies, and machine learning.

The positions are part of the (i) University  of Oslo Scientia Fellow scheme, (ii) an EU grant on vaccine research, and (iii) a collaboration with a large pharma company.


Experimental position: https://www.med.uio.no/english/research/scientia-fellows/thematic-areas/immunology/  (main supervision: Gunnveig Grødeland)

Computational position: https://www.med.uio.no/english/research/scientia-fellows/thematic-areas/immunoinformatics/  (main supervision: Victor Greiff)

Scientia fellow program: https://www.med.uio.no/english/research/scientia-fellows/about/


Please contact G Grødeland or V Greiff asap if you are interested.

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in molecular immunology in Oslo.

One position as Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in molecular immunology is available for 3 years at the University of Oslo, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Department of Molecular Medicine, Division of Anatomy. The Department of Molecular Medicine conducts research on the basic mechanisms of normal cell and organ function, and of disease development.

For more information please click here.

Post-doctoral position in Immunology at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Department of Health Technology, Section of Experimental and Translational Immunology.

A post-doctoral position in Immunology, starting May 1 2021, is available at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Department of Health Technology, Section of Experimental and Translational Immunology.  The project will be carried out in the group of Dr. Vasileios Bekiaris.

The application deadline is: 15 March 2021.

For more information click here.