Student Assistant (f/div/m) - Microbial Immunology

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

The Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology (Leibniz-HKI, www.leibniz-hki.de) investigates the pathobiology of human-pathogenic fungi and applies these findings to develop novel diagnostic methods and natural product-based antibiotics. The research group Microbial Immunologyinvites talented and motivated students to apply for a position as

student assistant (f/div/m) - Microbial Immunology

Fungi are an integral part of the human microbiome. Some species found as commensals can, however, also cause life threatening mycoses after translocation to the blood stream. The research group Microbial Immunologyat the Leibniz-HKI, investigates the interplay of one of these fungi, Candida albicans, with the gut microbiome, the host response to colonization, and the mechanisms leading to disease upon dissemination into the blood stream.

We offer

A student assistant position to support the team in performing molecular and microbiological methods. The student assistant will primarily prepare and organize consumables, as well as assist with sample processing. This includes labeling and organizing of plates for microbial cultures, processing and storing of tubes, as well as plating, counting and documenting of bacterial and fungal culture results.

We are looking for organized and motivated applicants with an interest in microbial infection biology and/or molecular biology. As an international group, we expect excellent communication skills in English. No prior practical knowledge is required but experimental background in molecular or microbiology is preferred (preferably advanced Bachelor or early Master stage students of Biochemistry, Biology, Microbiology or Molecular Medicine).

The position includes approx. 40 hours of work per month with a flexible schedule.

Further information

Prof. Dr. Ilse D. Jacobsen | +49 3641 532-1223 | career@leibniz-hki.de

Dr. Anna Czapka | + 49 3641 532-1236 | career@leibniz-hki.de

Sarah Vielreicher | +49 3641 532-1318 | career@leibniz-hki.de


Leibniz-HKI is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace. It aims to increase the proportion of underrepresented groups in case of equal suitability. All qualified persons, regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other classification protected by law will receive consideration for employment.

Please submit your application including a cover letter, CV and graduation certificate/transcript of records via the Leibniz-HKI online application system. The deadline for the advertisement is March 31, 2023, but applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.