The Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology (INP Greifswald) carries out research and development covering the scope from idea to prototype. With a number of 153 employees at present, INP is the largest non-university research institution in the area of low temperature plasmas and fundamental research and applications thereof in Europe.
The division of ZIK plasmatis at the INP Greifswald is seeking to hire a proactive and highly motivated
to join our excellence center (ZIK) research group “plasma redox-effects”. Employment is intended starting February 1st 2017 (subject to the necessary competition).
The research project will focus on the applicability of cold physical plasma for cancer treatment. Cold plasma expels reactive oxygen and nitrogen species which are known to be critical in the redox biology of cancer and in the field of immunology. Thus, it will be evaluated how plasmas act on tumor cells and if they can increase the immunogenicity of the same in vitro as well as in vivo. A future role of plasma in cancer therapy will be investigated using cell cultures, peripheral blood leukocytes, mouse models, and human tumor samples.
Previous experience in immunology, cell culture, and standard methods in molecular biology is required. The successful candidate will be responsible to supervise student internship projects as well as bachelor’s and master’s theses along with the research activities.