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PhD Student position in Infection Biology (m/f/d)

Do. 03.12.2020
The University Hospital Bonn is a maximum care facility with a regular capacity of 1,300 beds. Our current staff of more than 8,000 colleagues performs assigned duties in research, teaching and medical treatment, including the use of advanced medical technologies, and public health care services at the highest possible level. Interested applicants will be offered a wide range of employment opportunities in a variety of fields. The Institute of Cardiovascular Immunology at the Faculty of Medicine of the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University Bonn invites applications for a PhD Student position in Infection Biology (m/f/d) The position (65 %) is available for a period of 3 years, with the possibility of extension. We are seeking a highly motivated candidate to fill a Ph.D. student position in infection biology in the research group of the newly founded junior professorship “Cellular Virology” under the direction of Jun. Prof. Dr. Stephanie Jung. The group is embedded into the Cluster of Excellence ImmunoSensation2 in Bonn, funded by the DFG and offering a great environment for young researchers. We investigate the interaction between viral infections and innate immunity. These innate defense processes are evolutionary conserved pathways restricting viral replication and spread. However, viruses developed immune evasive mechanisms circumventing these functions or even using them for their own benefit. In this respect, the new and innovative field of extracellular vesicles has led to many surprising findings in the recent years. The PhD project will investigate pro- and antiviral mechanisms of innate immunity using the example of hepatitis D virus infection.The PhD position will be integrated into the local graduate program BIGS Immunosciences and Infection with outstanding training opportunities in multidisciplinary, interconnected scientific fields and supported by the additional mentoring and networking opportunities. PhD students (and postdocs) will benefit from state-of-the-art technologies, high-end laboratories, a vibrant scientific network and an internationally competitive scientific training program.Master or diploma in medicine or life science (biology, biomedicine, molecular medicine or comparable studies) Profound knowledge in basic molecular biological methods and cell culture Experience in working with RNA and / or infection biology methods would be ideal Ability to work independently and in a team Excellent management and communication skills Strong ability to draw logical conclusions High intrinsic motivation and enthusiasm as well as a deep interest in biomedicine and infection biology English skills at C1 level or higher Experienced handling of MS Office applications A salary according to the German salary scale TV-L E13 Corporate customer ticket (subsidized public transport) is available Possibility to use the day care center Supplementary benefits in the public sector (pension plan according to VBL) A diverse and demanding job at one of the largest employers in the region An innovative research area with an extremely collegial approach and many possibilities for novel discoveries and development of your own ideas A good methodical education and excellent supervision in a small friendly group Best possible support of your professional development Possibility for further education in university and non-university courses The University of Bonn is committed to diversity and equal opportunity. It is certified as a family-friendly university. It aims to increase the proportion of women in areas where women are under-represented and to promote their careers in particular. It therefore urges women with relevant qualifications to apply. Applications will be handled in accordance with the Landesgleichstellungsgesetz (State Equality Act). Applications from suitable individuals with a certified serious disability and those of equal status are particularly welcome.
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