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open position: Postdoc Sepsis-Trauma-Shock

The LBI Trauma is looking for a full-time Postdoctoral Researcher (40 hours/week) for the newly-funded 3-year long CEUS FWF grant to Sepsis-Trauma-Shock research group. The CEUS grant specifically focuses on the therapeutic application of stem cells in the pathophysiology of acute and chronic sepsis.

Main tasks:

  • Planning/performing in vitro and preclinical sepsis modeling 
  • Data managing and statistical analyses 
  • Presentation of results at meetings and conferences
  • Writing of scientific papers
  • Mentoring pre-doctoral students
  • Contribution to the organizational and social life of the LBI Trauma

Your profile:

  • PhD in medicine/biology-related fields with focus on inflammatory/infection conditions
  • Experience in one (or more) of the following: rodent models of infection/inflammation, rodent cognitive/behavioral research, histology, -omics (e.g. metabolomics), molecular biology, stem cells research, cell stimulation assays
  • FELASA certification is a plus
  • Good English communication skills (oral/writing) are compulsory
  • Intellectual curiosity, independence and good team-work skills

The successful candidate will report to Dr. Marcin Osuchowski, head of Sepsis-Trauma-Shock group. More information about Dr. MO’s research profile here:

Terms of employment:

This position is an exciting opportunity to advance your career in a dynamic and interdisciplinary research environment. We offer a 3-year contract, including a one-month probation period, starting January 1st, 2022 or whenever possible after that date. The offered gross annual salary follows the FWF employment guidelines ( and approximates EUR 3.945,90 for 40 hours/week. Five weeks of paid vacation time are included. The successful candidate will be eligible for career development support from the LBG’s career service ( We encourage applications by women and international candidates.


Applications must be submitted via e-mail to Dr. M. Osuchowski ( and must include: i) a letter of motivation and ii) an academic CV including a list of publications. In addition, names and contact details of two references must be submitted.
The application deadline is November 12, 2021, 17:00 CET. We look forward to receiving your application and getting to know you personally! Interviews can be performed in a virtual and/or personal format.