13 Apr, 2012
Postdoc Position Genetic Susceptibility of the Host to Bacterial and Viral Infections, Helmholtz Centre
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The Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Germany, invites application for a postdoctoral position. The aim of the project will be to study the genetic susceptibility of the host to bacterial (M. tuberculosis) and viral (Influenza A) infections. Different mouse inbred, recombinant inbred, congenic and mutant strains will be used as a model system. The pathology, immune response and genetic factors of host susceptibility will be analyzed.
Candidates who hold the equivalent of a PhD in Biology, Biochemistry or Life Sciences are welcome to apply. Previous experience with animal work, bacterial or viral pathogens, or mouse genetics will be considered as an important asset. Strong motivation, ability to work as part of an international team and excellent communication skills in English are also required.
Qualified applicants with a disability will be given preference. The project will start immediately with initial contract for 1 year, with the possibility for extension.
Interested applicants should send their application including CV, publication list, statement of research interests and the contact data of at least two referees referring to code 17/2012 to:
Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research
Department of Human Resources
Inhoffenstraße 7, 38124 Braunschweig
or by e-mail to:
Please submit your application before 18.04.2012.
For further information about the position, please contact Prof. Dr. Klaus Schughart (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) and see the description of the research activities at http://www.helmholtz-hzi.de/en/research/research_groups/host_resistance_and_susceptibility/infection_genetics/.