Post-Doctoral Researcher Infection Biology (m/f/d)

Einsatzort: Jena

Job Advertisement HKI-11/2019

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

Post-Doctoral Researcher Infection Biology (m/f/d)

for two years initially.

Your profile:

  • Doctoral degree in biology, genetics or life sciences.
  • Experience, knowledge and good experimental skills in cell and molecular biology, genetics and biochemistry are of advantage.

We offer:

The successful candidates will investigate the field of complement evasion of pathogenic microbes including in particular Candida albicans and Aspergillus fumigatus. Main topics of the project are
  • Characterisation of fungal immune evasion and moonlighting proteins
  • How do microbial immune evasion proteins influence innate and cellular immune response?
  • Functional characterization of FHR5 recruitment by pathogenic microbes

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