Group Innate Immunity and Viral Evasion
Prof. Christine GOFFINET
Post-doctoral position in virus-host communication: HIV-1, Chikungunya virus, HIV-1/M.tb coinfection
Post-doctoral position available in the Group Innate Immunity and Viral Evasion led by Prof. Christine Goffinet at TWINCORE, Hannover, Germany
Our group is interested in the characterization of cellular restriction factors which inhibit viral infection and spread (Goffinet et al., Cell Host & Microbe 2009; Lodermeyer et al., Retrovirology 2013). Furthermore, we aim to elucidate cellular signaling pathways which sense virus infection and, vice versa, identify virus-mediated antagonistic strategies directed against those (Xu and Ducroux et al., Cell Host & Microbe 2016). Our pathogens of interests are HIV-1 and Chikungunya virus. Future projects furthermore aim to unravel innate immunity cross-talk in the context of bacterial-viral coinfections.
TWINCORE, a joint venture of Helmholtz Center for Infection Research (HZI) and Hannover Medical School (MHH), aims at combining basic research and clinical application. It is a multi-disciplinary research institute and focuses on the study of microbial virulence factors, host-pathogens interactions and immunity to develop strategies for the diagnosis, prevention and therapy of human infectious diseases.
The successful candidate will have a strong and productive experience in virology, molecular biology, immunology and cell biology, and excellent technical, organization and communication skills. A strong interest in virology and innate immunity, the ability to perform creative and independent research, and a very high level of motivation is expected. Experience in working under BSL3 conditions and with primary cells is beneficial.
Please send a cover letter describing past research accomplishments and future research interests, CV, and a list of 2-3 references to email@example.com.
The Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut (FLI), Federal Research Institute for Animal Health, is an independent higher federal authority and governmental research institute for animal health, animal nutrition, animal husbandry, animal genetics and animal welfare under the auspices of the Federal Ministry for Food and Agriculture (BMEL). It consists of 11 departments at 5 sites in Germany.
This is an exciting time to join the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut at its headquarters on the island of Riems in the Baltic Sea. Over the last years, major investments have been made in the renovation and construction of large well-equipped laboratory facilities (including NGS platforms, protein analytics, electron microscopy, and live cell imaging) and experimental animal facilities up to Biosafety Level 4.
The island of Riems is located in the Baltic Sea between the hanseatic cities Stralsund and Greifswald. The region offers a family-friendly atmosphere with affordable housing and numerous cultural and recreational opportunities along the waterfront.
The position as
Deputy Director of the Institute of Molecular Virology and Cell Biology
at FLI’s headquarters Greifswald-Insel Riems is to be filled immediately.
Research on viral infection strategies is an important precondition for a thorough understanding of pathogens, the risks emanating from them, and their targeted control. Particularly the elucidation of the molecular basis of virus replication in the host cell is a special challenge and is essential for answering questions on pathomechanisms, host adaptation and targeted virus attenuation.
The Institute of Molecular Virology and Cell Biology investigates pathogen-host cell interactions of selected viruses which are of high relevance in veterinary medicine using modern molecular virological, biochemical and cell biological techniques. The FLI has extensive new infrastructure including BLS-2 and -3 insectaries as well as laboratory and experimental large animal facilities from BSL-2 up to BSL-4 providing excellent opportunities for competitive research in infectious diseases of animals.
The IMVZ also provides advice to the Federal Ministry on these issues.
Currently, the department has 9 group leaders. Close cooperation with the other FLI institutes and national or international relevant partners is an essential element of the tasks.
More information can be found at www.fli.de/en.
We are seeking a highly qualified, internationally well recognized researcher (biologist, physician or related scientist) with long-term experience in molecular virology and cell biology.
Necessary prerequisites are excellent scientific achievements, proven competence in team leadership, management of interdisciplinary research projects, and acquisition of third-party funding.
We expect excellent command of the English language as well as advanced basic knowledge of the German language. Non-German speaking applicants are expected to acquire and prove adequate German language skills within two years.
Requirements for the position are: university degree, doctorate, teaching ability and additional academic achievements which are usually provided by a junior professorship, by a habilitation or equivalent degrees.
The successful applicant will either be employed as Federal civil servant (Bundesbeamte) or as employee based on the Collective Agreement for Public Services (Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst Bund – TVöD Ost), depending on the requirements met. Remuneration for this position is based on the German Federal Remuneration System, remuneration grade B1, with a basic annual salary of € 78,720. According to applicable legislation, moving expenses can be reimbursed. Requests for part-time employment will be considered if compatible with the position to be filled. FLI is aiming at increasing the percentage of women in leading positions and explicitly encourage qualified women to apply. Severely disabled applicants with equal qualification and adequate physical fitness will be given preferential consideration.
For more information, please contact Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Thomas C. Mettenleiter (email: ThomasC.Mettenleiter@fli.de).
Please send your application with proof of qualification, especially CV, certified copies or translations of original certificates, list of publications, names and contact information for at least three references until 10.05.2017 under the reference code 19/17 to
Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut Fachbereich Personal Postfach 1318
17466 Greifswald-Insel Riems
or by email as PDF document: 019.17RI@fli.de
The Faculty of Medicine of the University of Geneva
and the University Hospitals of Geneva
are seeking applications for the position of a
Full or Associate Professor
CHARGE: This is a joint university hospital and faculty position as senior consultant, including an appointment as professor. The position is attached to the recently created Emerging Viral Disease Centre and has clinical affiliations with the division of infectious diseases (clinical department of medical specialities) and the division of tropical and humanitarian medicine (clinical department of community medicine, primary and emergency care).
The candidate should have a clinical track record in infectious diseases, tropical virology and/or emerging viral diseases, along with proven expertise in microbiology or global public health projects related to emerging viral diseases.
The successful candidate should have a strong and international academic background and be able to conduct high level clinical research at the interface between diagnostic virology and fundamental virology, in connection with viral emerging diseases. He-She should also be dedicated to strong medical education at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Possessing strong organizational, managerial, and leadership skills to create and lead a research group, the candidate should also be capable to develop collaborations with other divisions in a transversal perspective.
TITLES AND QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
M.D. title and board certification in infectious diseases, or equivalent, are required.
Sufficient knowledge of French.
Relevant experience as an independent investigator and teacher.
Publications in major international journals.
STARTING DATE: November 1st 2017, or upon agreement
For detailed application guidelines, contact:
Mandatory online registration before April 30th 2017 at
In a gender equality perspective, women are encouraged to apply.
The joint graduate program of the Excellence ClusterCells in Motion (CiM) and the International Max Planck Research School – Molecular Biomedicine (IMPRS-MBM) offers positions to pursue PhD projects in the areas of biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics or computer science. We are looking for young scientists with a vivid interest in interdisciplinary projects to image cell dynamics from the subcellular to the patient level. PhD projects range from the analysis of basic cellular processes to clinical translation, from the application of novel biophysical approaches and the generation of mathematical models to the development of new imaging-related techniques and compounds.
Cell and Molecular Biology * Developmental and Stem Cell Biology
Virology * Immunology
Microbiology * Neurobiology
In vivo Imaging * High Resolution Optical Imaging
Biophysics * Chemical Biology
Label Chemistry * Mathematical Modelling
Applications for the PhD program can be submitted from 26 February – 1 May 2017. Projects start in October 2017. Applications can only be submitted via our online system.
For online application and further information go to
We offer 16 fully financed PhD positions. More positions financed by work contracts may be offered depending on availability. Excellent scientific and transferable skills trainings, competitive work contracts or tax-free fellowships as well as support with administrative matters, accommodation, and visas are part of the program. There are no tuition fees. The program language is English. We invite applications from highly qualified and motivated students of any nationality from biological sciences, chemistry, mathematics, computer sciences and physics. We are looking forward to your application for a PhD position in Muenster.
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