The interested candidate will submit an MSCA fellowship jointly with the‘Ecoimmunology & Microbiome Group’ headed by Prof. Mahesh S. Desai. The research project will focus on the interactions between diet, the gutmicrobiome and colonic mucus in a neurodegenerative disease multiple sclerosis(MS). The project is based on the published work (Desai et al., Cell, 2016;Martens…Desai, Nature Reviews Microbiology, 2018) on the same topic and involves gnotobiotic mouse models, synthetic microbial communities, MS patient cohorts and key international collaborations in Europe, USA and Japan. The postdoc will participate in an exciting research program in an international research team with prior success with the MSCA applications. Scientific and professional guidance will be provided to submit the application for apostdoctoral fellowship that, if successful, could be initiated between spring 2021 to early 2022. A 'bridge funding’ option may be available to start earlierin 2020 before the outcome of the fellowship application.