Post-Doctoral Scientist - Virus-Host Interaction (m/f/d)

Leibniz Institute for Experimental Virology (HPI), Hamburg

The Heinrich Pette Institute - Leibniz Institute for Experimental Virology (HPI), is committed to research on the biology of different human viruses as well as the pathogenesis of viral diseases (http://www.hpi-hamburg.de). The HPI offers the opportunity to perform cutting-edge research in a world-class research environment with excellent technical and animal facilities.

We are looking for a highly motivated and ambitious individual with team spirit, a high degree of curiosity and eagerness to learn and make fundamental scientific discoveries. The candidate should hold a doctoral degree in a field related to virology, molecular biology or cell biology. Profound experience with experimental molecular biology work is expected, expertise in the fields of (herpes-)virology would be advantageous.

The postdoc position in the Research Department “Virus-Host Interaction” (Head: Prof. Wolfram Brune) is to be filled for up to three years with the possibility of extension. Payment and social benefits will be in accordance with the regulations of the TV-AVH (salary agreement for public service employees similar to TVöD).

Work in the group of Wolfram Brune focuses on cytomegalovirus–host interaction, particularly on viral strategies to subvert innate antiviral defenses and cellular stress responses. Additional projects deal with the mechanisms of the cytomegalovirus host species specificity and with replication strategies of beta- and gammaherpesviruses.

If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Wolfram Brune directly (Email: wolfram.brune(at)leibniz-hpi.de).

The position is available from November 1, 2021. Applications should include a CV, certificates, a short description of previous experience and technical skills, and contact details of two or three references. Please submit your application by October 26, 2021 to the Personnel Department, preferably by email. Late applications may be considered until the position is filled.

The Heinrich-Pette-Institute promotes the professional equality between all genders. Handicapped applicants with equal qualifications will be given preferential treatment.

Heinrich Pette Institute
Leibniz Institute for Experimental Virology
Personnel Department
Martinistraße 52, 20251 Hamburg