Experimental and Translational Immunology group (DGO lab, www.dgo.ug.edu.pl)
seeks to recruit a talented and passionate individual to work in the fields of nanoengineering and immunology
in the project carried out in collaboration with the Małopolska Centre for Biotechnology, University of Hong Kong and University of Oxford.
Allergies occur when the immune system interprets a harmless antigen as a serious threat (e.g. pathogen invasion). The central role during the process is played by T lymphocytes, cells that can accurately identify an antigen and carry out a targeted response against it, resulting in a so-called “immune memory”. If the allergen is mistakenly recognized, these cells become hyper-responsive, which wind the spiral of inflammation and contributes to the production of antibodies against the allergen. Currently, specific immunotherapy (desensitization) is the only causative treatment available, working by eliminating T-cell hypersensitivity to allergens and forcing them into a state of so-called tolerance. Within this project we plan to develop a new nanoparticle-based method of supplying allergens during desensitisation to allow targeted delivery of allergens to direct the reactivity of these cells in a very targeted way to efficiently produce immunological tolerance.
Details of employment:
Full-time, up to 3 years (probatory period, periodic review applies)
Gross salary: about 5 400 PLN/month tbc (depending on experience)
Preferred starting date: May-June 2022 (negotiable)
Deadline for submitting application documents: May 16th, 2022; submission and informal enquires via email: danuta.gutowska-owsiak[at]ug.edu.pl ,
including the text below: “I hereby give consent for my personal data included in my application to be processed for the purposes of the recruitment process under the Personal Data Protection Act as of 29 August 1997, consolidated text: Journal of Laws 2016, item 922 as amended.”