Welcome to the Research Division of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology at the University Hospital Essen, part of the West German Cancer Center!

Founded in 2007 we have since become a leading place for experimental research in head and neck immuno-oncology not only in Germany but world-wide. We have special interest in the immunological tumor-host interaction with a particular focus on neutrophils, myeloid-derived suppressor cells and mesenchymal stromal cells. Based on this research we explore novel concepts in cancer immunotherapy, both in pre-clinical models and together with our fellow head and neck surgeons also in patients. Members of the Research Division have authored or co-authored over 200 peer-reviewed publications, some of which are highly cited. Please find below a brief overview of our research activities and publications. More detailed information is provided by clicking on the additional web-links.

With kind regards,

Prof. Dr. Sven Brandau, PhD

Head of the Research Division

Prof. Dr.
Sven Brandau

Head of Experimental & Translational Research

Job Vacancies

The Research Division (Head: Professor Sven Brandau) of Department of Otorhinolaryngology is currently seeking a

Postdoctoral researcher (m/f/d) in Immuno-Oncology – (Pay grade: E13 TV-L / 100% – temporary employment)

or

2 PhD Candidates (m/f/d) in Immuno-Oncology – (Pay grade: E13 TV-L / 100% – temporary employment)

Contact:

Prof. Dr. Sven Brandau, sven.brandau@uk-essen.de (for project-related inquiries)

Dr. Tanja Hardt-Knechtli, tanja.hardt-knechtli@uk-essen.de (for further questions)

Application:

Please send applications (CV, two letters of recommendation or the contact details of two referees, proof/certificate of PhD, Master Degree or Diploma, presentations/publications, summary of train-ing/experience, spectrum of methods and an English abstract/summary of your PhD thesis) with reference to the tender number 1280 within 2 weeks

preferably by email in ONE single pdf file to bewerbung@uk-essen.de

or

to Universitätsklinikum Essen, Personaldezernat, Hufelandstraße 55, 45147 Essen, Germany.

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In der Klinik für Hals-, Nasen- und Ohrenheilkunde ist im Bereich Forschung (Leiter: Prof. Dr. Sven Brandau) zum 01.08.2022 die Stelle einer/eines

MTA / BTA (m/w/d) – (Aufgabenbewertung: Entgeltgruppe bis 9b TV-L)

zunächst befristet für 24 Monate im Rahmen des Gesetztes über Teilzeit und befristete Arbeitsverträge zu besetzen. Eine zukünftige Erweiterung des Aufgabenbereichs und damit einhergehende längerfristige Beschäftigung wird angestrebt. Die Eingruppierung richtet sich nach den persönlichen und tarifrechtlichen Voraussetzungen.

Bewerbung:

Bitte senden Sie Ihre aussagekräftigen Bewerbungsunterlagen bestehend aus Anschreiben, tabellarischem Lebenslauf und Prüfungs- bzw. Arbeitszeugnisse innerhalb von 2 Wochen nach Erscheinen dieser Anzeige auf unserer Homepage unter Hinweis auf die Ausschreibungsnummer 4362 vornehmlich
per E-Mail in einer zusammenhängenden PDF-Datei an bewerbung@uk-essen.de

oder

schriftlich an das Universitätsklinikum Essen, Personaldezernat, Hufelandstraße 55, 45147 Essen.

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Our Research Concept:

Role of myeloid immune cells in tumor-host interaction

Myeloid immune cells influence carcinogenesis, tumor progression and anti-tumor  immunity. We focus on neutrophils, macrophages and myeloid-derived suppressor cells and investigate how these cells shape the tumor microenvironment and how they modulate activity of B cells and T cells.

Immunological and biological tumor therapy

In the past years immunotherapy has evolved as a new treatment paradigm in modern cancer medicine. We exploit our knowledge on myeloid immune cells in order to develop novel immunological and biological cancer therapies that are based on modulation of myeloid immune cell biology.

Nanoparticles in cancer therapy

Nanoparticles are ultrasmall (typically 1-100 nanometer) inorganic or organic three-dimensional structures that provide exciting new opportunities in (nano)medicine. We explore the interaction of inorganic nanoparticles with immune cells with the aim to integrate these materials into biological cancer therapy.

Our technology pipeline:

Molecular Immunology & Oncology
Cell Culture Models
Preclinical Models
Vahle et al 2016,
Head & Neck
Clinical Trials