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Dalhousie University, Faculty of Medicine - Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Translational Immunology and Vaccinology

Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Medicine invites applications for a tenure stream position as a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Translational Immunology and Vaccinology at the level of Associate or Full Professor. The successful candidate will join a vibrant and productive community of clinicians, basic and social scientists and research trainees with interests in vaccine discovery, immunology/inflammation, epidemiology, clinical trials, and health policy. Applicants with an MD or Ph.D. conducting research in the area of translational immunology and vaccinology will be considered for this CRC position. The ideal candidate will have a strong track record of innovative research in vaccinology, vaccine or translational immunology or related research areas, such as knowledge translation. Evidence of effective participation in interdisciplinary research teams and trainee supervision will be an asset. The candidate must have the potential to develop a collaborative research program that is complementary to ongoing research activities in vaccinology and immunology within Dalhousie University, and to engage with local, national and international research networks.

The successful candidate will join the Canadian Center for Vaccinology and the Dalhousie Inflammation Group. Ongoing basic and translational studies include the regulation of human immunology related to autoimmunity, host-pathogen interactions, inflammatory disease, adjuvants and novel vaccine delivery mechanisms, and the host response to immunization. Multiple clinical trials are underway including phase 1 studies of candidate influenza vaccines, RSV vaccines, group A streptococcal vaccine, and CMV vaccine. Dalhousie is the host institution for the Canada Immunization Research Network (CIRN) with its broad mandate for undertaking research to inform public health decision-making. Health policy research includes work in bioethics, health law, and interdisciplinary quantitative and qualitative studies addressing vaccine uptake and vaccine hesitancy. Core facilities for research include excellent flow cytometry, proteomics, sequencing and imaging units, and data management and statistical support. Dalhousie University is located in the friendly, vibrant, ocean side city of Halifax, Nova Scotia. The city and surrounding area have a wide range of cultural activities and opportunities. Excellent schools, sports facilities and outdoor activities are also available locally.

The CRC program was established by the Canadian Federal Government with the purpose of attracting outstanding researchers to the Canadian university system. Tier 1 CRC chairs must be outstanding and innovative world-class researchers whose accomplishments have made a major impact in their fields and be recognized internationally as leaders in their fields. The program’s full Terms of Reference for qualifications are online at Appointment to this Canada Research Chair position is subject to review and final approval by the Canada Research Chair Secretariat.

The application deadline is March 30th, 2017.  A complete application must include a curriculum vitae, a 2 page research statement, a 1 page description of student supervisory experience, a completed Self-Identification Questionnaire, which is available at and arrange to have 3 letters of reference sent under separate cover directly to Drs. Jean Marshall and Scott Halperin, Co-Chairs of the Search and Selection Committee c/o Kelly LeFurgey, Canadian Center for Vaccinology, Dalhousie University, IWK Health Centre, 5850/5980 University Ave, Halifax, NS B3K 6R8. E-mail: Kelly.LeFurgey(at)

Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.

Applicants for a PhD-position

For CharitéCentrum12 for Internal Medicine and Dermatology, Department of Dermatology, Venerology and Allergology on Campus Charité Mitte (Univ.-Prof. Dr. Marcus Maurer) we are looking for

Applicants for a PhD-position

(Job code: DM.135.16)

The research project „ Identification and characterization of mechanisms and relevance of inflammasome activation in mast cells”

In this project we want to investigate the relevance of inflammasome activation in mast cells during UV-induced inflammation. Mast cells are traditionally seen as man effector cells during allergic reactions, however they are becoming more recognized as key contributors in innate immune responses as well. The can be activated by various danger and damage associated molecules trough pattern recognition receptors such as Toll like receptors, Rig-like receptors and Nod-like receptors. Inflammasomes are an important class of these receptors and they drive inflammatory reactions via the Interleukin 1 beta (IL-1ß). Evidence from our lab and the literature indicate that mast cells express functional inflammasomes and which contribute to lesions in patients with autoinflammatory conditions. Here we want to explore the importance of MC inflammasome activation using an experimental model of UV-induced inflammation.


  • MSc degree (or equivalent diploma) in a field related to immunology/cell biology/biochemistry, degree in veterinary medicine possible
  • Experience in cell biology, preferably within the field of mast cells, as well as experience with animal research methods are desirable
  • Interest in working with in vivo-models (in regards to dermatological, allergological, and immunological aspects)
  • Excellent English skills (oral and written)
  • Highly motivated, flexible, very well organized, team player
  • General enthusiasm for immunology and basic research

The tariff classification will be done according to the personal conditions with salary group 13 (65 %) of the tariff TV-Charité, limited to the end of the project on 31.08.2019.

The Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin meets the personnel decisions on the suitability, competence and professional performance. When equally qualified, we prefer people with severe disabilities. In addition, we aim to increase the proportion of women among academic staff and encourage women to apply. When equally qualified women will be given priority in the context of legal options. Applications from people with immigrant backgrounds who meet the recruitment requirements are welcome. Should any difficulties in the interpretation occur, the German version of this job offer shall be binding.

Please send us your full CV including 2 to 3 references, a description of your research interest as well as copies of your diplomas and other degress. Please send these documents preferably in one PDF document. Please use the job code DM.135.16. Please send the documents to the following address until 23.10.2016:

Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Klinik für Dermatologie, Venerologie und Allergologie,
Campus Charité Mitte, Herrn Prof. Dr. M. Maurer, Charitéplatz 1, 10117 Berlin.
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Application documents will only be send back with a sufficient stamped return envelope. Travel costs for interviews cannot be paid.

PhD studentship with focus on human basophil signalling in relation to severity of allergic responses.

Available in the lab of Dr. Bernhard F. Gibbs at the University of Kent (in collaboration with Imperial College London).

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Application closing date end March 2016 for potential October start (3 year funded studentship for EU/UK students)

Post‐doctoral research associate position

Start date: between Feb 2016 – Apr 2016
Signalling, Hematopoiesis and Mechanism of Oncogenesis

Cancer Research Centre of Marseille (CRCM)
Marseille, France

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Two Studentships with focus on mast cells and their role in immunity

Available in the lab of Opens external link in new windowProfessor Silvia Bulfone-Paus at the University of Manchester.

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