Postdoctoral Fellow in Pandemic Virus Research (m/f/d)

Leibniz Institute of Virology (LIV), Hamburg

The Leibniz Institute of Virology (LIV, formerly HPI) in Hamburg, Germany is committed to research on the biology of different human viruses as well as the pathogenesis of viral diseases (https://www.leibniz-liv.de/en/). The LIV offers the opportunity to perform cutting-edge research in a world-class research environment with excellent technical facilities.

The aim of the Research Department Viral Zoonoses - One Health, headed by Prof. Dr. Gülsah Gabriel, is to understand the pathophysiology of respiratory virus infections (e.g. influenza, SARS-CoV-2). Focus herein lies in understanding why some people have a higher risk for severe infection courses.

We are looking for a highly motivated, team-oriented postdoctoral fellow with a degree in life sciences (biology, microbiology, veterinary medicine or medicine). The applicant should have key experience in viral research. Previous experience with small animal models and working in high biosafety containment laboratories would be an asset. Candidates should also have excellent communication skills and be able to supervise students and perform team-oriented as well as independent work.

We offer the opportunity to perform cutting-edge research in an extremely stimulating and supportive work environment.

The position is initially funded for 2 years and has the possibility for extension after the initial period. Payment and social benefits will be in accordance with the regulations of the German TV-AVH (salary agreement for public service employees). For further information contact Prof. Dr. Gülsah Gabriel (guelsah.gabriel(at)leibniz-liv.de).

The LIV promotes professional equality between all genders. Handicapped applicants with equal qualifications will be given preferential treatment. Please send your application by November 30, 2022 – late submissions maybe considered until the positions are filled. Applications providing a motivating cover letter indicating earliest possible starting date, a CV and the names of at least two referees in a single PDF should be sent via regular or electronic mail to:

Leibniz Institute of Virology (LIV)

Personnel Department

Martinistraße 52, 20251 Hamburg

e-mail: personalabteilung(at)leibniz-liv.de