A Postdoctoral position in Chemical Biology / Virology (f, m, d)
The strategic aim of our department is to discover and characterize novel anti-infectives through screening, mode of action studies and chemical synthesis.
The successful candidate will be responsible for the investigation of the cellular and molecular mechanism of antiviral lead compounds. For this purpose, the effects of natural products and synthetic compounds on cellular membrane components will be studies by different techniques including (mechanosensitive) fluorescent probes, mass spectrometry-based leakage and internalization studies, and cellular infection experiments. A part of the work will be performed in biosafety level 3 laboratories on the campus.
Candidates should have a completed Ph.D. degree in cell biology, biochemistry, virology or related disciplines and a track record of successful scientific work proven by peer-reviewed scientific publications. The candidates should be familiar with experimental methods of molecular biology, biochemistry and bioanalytics. Expertise in virology is considered an advantage. Solid knowledge in cell biology, biochemistry, membrane biology, or mass spectrometry is important. The ability to work in a multidisciplinary and international team is mandatory.
The centre provides modern laboratories, state-of-the-art analytical instrumentation, ample biological profiling platforms (in vitro and in vivo), a lively scientific community and support for an individual personal development that will provide the ideal background to further develop the career of successful candidates.
Equal opportunities are part of our human resource policy. With equal professional qualification, severely disabled persons will be prioritized. Part-time work is feasible
Starting date: As soon as possible. The contract will initially run 18 months
Salary: E13 TVöD Bund
Period: 6 months
Published on: 15.10.2020
Closing date: 15.11.2020
Full applications should contain a complete CV including publication list, a letter of interest and a brief summary (max. 2 pages) of former research efforts.
Candidates are asked to submit a full application in English referring to code 109/2020 to:
Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research
Dept. of Human Resources