The Dendritic Cell Immunobiology group studies molecular interactions that drive immunity and tolerance. We are in particular focusing on glycan modifications in tissues that impact glycan binding receptor interactions on immune cells such as Dendritic cells, but also other innate and adaptive immune cell subsets. We have two research lines that partly integrated. The first research line studies how glycan changes in the tumor microenvironment inhibit immune responses, in human cellular assays as well as mouse models. The second research line studies how glycan can be used in the design of therapeutics to inhibit auto-immune diseases and allergy, and therapeutics to induce anti-cancer immune responses. The research technician will work in both research lines with specific focus on human cellular assays.
A position is vacant for research technician in the group of Dendritic Cell Immunobiology of prof dr. Yvette van Kooyk. In this position you will perform immunological assays, with focus on human cellular assays with dendritic cell subsets and primary T cells. You will perform immunological readouts for cellular activity and differentiation using high dimensional flow cytometry. You have molecular interest. You will also supervise daily operations in this research group, coordinate activities, provide technical support and train PhD student.
The Department of Molecular Cell Biology and Immunology (MCBI) at the Amsterdam UMC (location VUmc) at the southwest edge of the city carries out research at an internationally competitive level and offers a stimulating and collegial work environment. The research of the department concentrates on immunological questions in the fields of cancer, neuroimmunology, skin immunology, and inflammation. The research focuses on both, fundamental questions aimed at unraveling molecular and cellular mechanisms and translational research focusing on the application of fundamental knowledge to medical questions. (https://immunologyamsterdam.org)
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