postdoctoral position (m/f)

Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried

Developmental and Evolutionary Biology & Genetics Immunobiology and Infection Biology & Medicine Structural and Cell Biology Physiology Chemistry

Type of Job


Postdoctoral position

Job offer from November 28, 2017

The Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry is one of the leading research institutes within the fields of biochemistry, cell- and structural biology, and biomedicine. With its eight scientific departments, about 25 research groups, and a staff of around 850 people, the institute is one of the largest institutes within the Max Planck Society.

A postdoctoral position is available in the lab of Dr. Krishnamoorthy to study the role of B cells in the regulation of autoimmunity.

The Krishnamoorthy lab has long-standing expertise in investigating CNS-specific autoimmune disease, Multiple Sclerosis. We study the molecular regulation of T and B lymphocyte responses and their role in physiology and pathophysiology. We use genetically engineered mice combined with molecular and functional studies to dissect the roles of T and B cell subsets in the pathogenesis of Multiple sclerosis. More recently the lab has embarked on a systematic analysis of how gut microbes control the activation of innate and adaptive immune cells. These studies will enhance our basic understanding of immune cell functions and create new therapeutic opportunities for the treatment of autoimmune diseases.

The available position is related to the study the regulatory role of B cells in autoimmunity.

The Krishnamoorthy lab’s international team is part of the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, which provide world-class research facilities, friendly and dynamic working environment. Our research work has been published in leading journals including Nature, Nature Medicine, J Exp Med, and J Clin Invest, PNAS. For further information about our work and our recent publications please visit the lab website.


Candidates must have a strong background in B and/or T cell immunology that includes experience in analyzing cell-mediated immune responses in vivo using mouse models. A background in molecular and cell biology including recombinant DNA technology is desired. Candidates with additional experience in proteomics and genomics are especially encouraged to apply.

The position is available immediately. The salary level will be according to TVöD.


Please send a cover letter explaining the position relevant work experience, a CV and the names, telephone and e-mail addresses of references by e-mail to: Dr. Gurumoorthy Krishnamoorthy ().

Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry
Am Klopferspitz 18
82152 Martinsried

loading content