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Postdoc (all genders)

GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt operates one of the leading particle accelerators for science. In the next few years, the new FAIR (Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research) one of the world's largest research projects, will be built in international cooperation. GSI and FAIR offer the opportunity to work together in this international environment with a team of employees committed to ensure each day to conduct world-class science.

GSI Biophysics is an interdisciplinary department in the field of physical and biological radiation research, especially for ion beams. GSI is a worldwide leader in the research of ion beams for cancer therapy. In a pilot project between 1997 and 2008, 440 patients were successfully treated with a novel scanned ion beam technique. This technology was subsequently transferred conceptually identically to several clinical centers treating more than 30.000 patients annually with great success.

The Biophysics – Department at GSI is looking for a


“Postdoc” (all genders)

Posting ID: 23.97-1560


in Fulltime (100%) starting from 1st of January 2024, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The position is to be placed in the group Immune system and tissue radiobiology in the research field of immunotherapy in combination with radiotherapy.

Scientific topic: The candidate will perform preclinical research, dedicated to the combination of radiotherapy with innovative approaches of immunotherapy, beyond checkpoint inhibitors. The combination with irradiation will be tested in particular with regard to anti-tumor vaccination strategies and the inhibition of complement factors. For radiation exposure, conventional photon therapy and carbon ion radiotherapy will be compared.




  • PhD in biology or related fields
  • The candidate should have a background in immunology and can contribute with their expertise in an interdisciplinary team of biologists and physicists in projects with international collaborators
  • Excellent knowledge in the field of immunology and strong interest for tumor therapy
  • Experience in immunophenotyping and other immunological methods
  • Experience in methods of cellular and molecular biology are a plus
  • Experience with animal handling (FELASA B certificate) is also a plus.


  Your profile:


  • Good English language skills and enjoying work in an international environment
  • German language skills are a plus
  • Excellent ability to work in a team and a high degree of flexibility as well as autonomy.


We offer working in an exciting, multidisciplinary field of research under competent supervision.

This position is temporary for two years. The salary is based on the collective agreement for public employees (Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst - TVöD (Bund)). GSI supports the vocational development of women. Therefore, women are especially encouraged to apply for the position. Severely handicapped persons will be preferentially considered when equally qualified.


Questions regarding this position should be sent to the Head of Immune System & Tissue Radiobiologie Prof. Dr.Claudia Fournier (C.Fournier(at) Further information about FAIR and GSI is available at and


If you are interested in this position and would like to work in an exceptional international, highly technical environment, please send your complete application documents, including your salary expectations and details of your earliest possible starting date, quoting the posting ID 23.97-1560, by 8th of December 2023 at the latest:


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