Job Advertisement Leibniz-HKI-21/2023
The Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology (Leibniz-HKI) investigates the pathobiology of human-pathogenic fungi and identifies targets for the development of novel natural product-based antibiotics. The department Molecular and Applied Microbiology invites talented and highly qualified candidates to apply for a position as a
Postdoctoral Researcher (f/div/m) in Infection Biology
for 30 months initially.
Research areas: respiratory infections, human lung ex vivo infection model, Aspergillus fumigatus
This project is part of a Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) funded research project that is bringing together various expertise at our Institute, the University Hospital Jena and the Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology (IPHT) to develop novel diagnostic and therapeutic concepts against respiratory infections.
The field of study:
The successful candidate will work on the establishment of a human lung ex vivo infection model.
The main topics of the project include:
Establishment of a human lung ex vivo infection model for diagnostic and therapy of respiratory infections (precision-cut lung slices)
Visualization of infection processes by immunohistochemistry and fluorescence microscopy including CLSM
Functional studies based on siRNA gene silencing, lentiviral transduction, RT-qPCR, and ELISA
PhD in molecular biology, biochemistry, microbiology, infection biology, or an related discipline; candidates about to obtain their degree are welcome to apply
Experimental background in fluorescence microscopy (including CLSM), cell cultivation and cell-based assays
General knowledge about infection biology; experience in tissue infection models and fungal or viral pathogens would be preferable
Open mindset with the ability to work in an international, interdisciplinary research team
The successful candidate will be hosted in the department Molecular and Applied Microbiology of Prof. Dr. Axel A. Brakhage. The Leibniz-HKI is embedded in the outstanding scientific environment of the Beutenberg Campus providing state-of-the-art research facilities and a highly integrative network of life science groups. We offer a multifaceted, interdisciplinary scientific project with excellent technical facilities and strong scientific collaborations.
The candidate is granted the possibility to get extra skills training at the Graduate Academy of the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena. Salary is paid according to German TV-L (salary agreement for public service employees).
For further information:
Dr. Olaf Kniemeyer | +49 3641 532-1071 | email@example.com
Complete applications in English should include a cover letter, a CV containing a complete list of publications, a brief statement of research experiences, a certificate of study / transcript of records, the addresses of two possible referees and should be submitted via the Leibniz-HKI online application system. The deadline for the advertisement is June 15, 2023, but applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.