Postdoctoral Researcher (f/m/d)

Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology - Hans Knöll Institute (HKI), Jena

The Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology – Hans Knöll Institute – (Leibniz-HKI, www.leibniz-hki.de) investigates the pathobiology of human-pathogenic fungi and identifies targets for the development of novel natural product-based antibiotics. The Department Infection Biology invites talented and highly gifted candidates to apply as

Postdoctoral Researcher (f/m/d)

Complement Genetics

for two years initially.

Your profile:

  • Doctoral degree in biology, genetics or life sciences
  • Experience, knowledge and good experimental skills in molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry are an advantage, knowledge on complement and immunology, bioinformatics, cell biology and microbiology

We offer:

The successful candidates will investigate the field of complement genetics, complement regulators and pathology of renal diseases. Main topics of the project are:

  • Identification of genetic mutations of complement genes in the renal diseases C3 glomerulopathy and atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome
  • Next generation sequencing for genetic diagnostics
  • Functional characterization of FHR2 and FHR5 proteins in complement system and beyond

Further details:

Please refer to the following publications: Zipfel et al. 2020, Irmscher et al. 2019, Chen et al. 2014, Zipfel & Skerka 2009.

Salary is according to German TV-L (salary agreement for public service employees). As an equal opportunity employer the Leibniz-HKI is committed to increase the percentage of female scientists and therefore especially encourages them to apply.

Further information:

Prof. Dr. Peter Zipfel | +49 3641 532 1301 | career@leibniz-hki.de


Complete applications in English consisting of a letter of interest, CV, complete list of publications, brief statement of research experiences, a list of three potential references, and full academic record (copies of degree certificates) should be submitted by March 31, 2020 via the Leibniz-HKI online application system.

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