Scientific position

Postdoctoral position in cancer immunotherapy

Gabriel Birkuš Group
HBV Cure

Job description

The Birkus Lab is currently recruiting talented scientists for a postdoctoral fellowship in the field of immunology. The lab conducts applied research with focus on the identification of novel inhibitors/activators of the cGAS-STING pathway. The pathway is involved in the sensing of microbial and self-dsDNA in cytosol, and it has been implicated in the development of cancer immunity and autoimmune disorders.

The candidate will have the opportunity to work in a multi-disciplinary team in close collaboration with chemists, computational chemists, virologists, immunologists, and biochemists. The candidate will participate in determining the mechanism of action of novel immunotherapies for cancer, and identification of new targets for drug discovery.


  • The candidate should be highly motivated and possess strong knowledge of immunology, molecular biology, and cell biology laboratory techniques.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a larger research team.
  • Experience with cell culture and performing flow cytometry, cellular immunology assays, and ELISAs.
  • Experience with mouse tumor models is a plus.

We offer

  • Work in a young, promising, and progressive scientific team
  • Competitive financial remuneration
  • 5 weeks of leave + 3 days of indisposition leave
  • Health insurance and full benefits package incl. supplementary pension insurance, meal allowance

Additional information


The position is available for immediate start.

How to apply

Interested candidates should submit their cover letter and CV including names and contact information of two references Dr. Gabriel Birkus,

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