Postdoctoral position in viral immunology (f,m,d)

Kennziffer: 48/2019



The research group Immune Aging and Chronic Infections (IMCI) of Prof. Dr. Luka Cicin-Sain at the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) in Braunschweig, Germany is offering a Postdoctoral position in viral immunology (f, m, d)


Project description: The laboratory of Prof. Dr. Luka Cicin-Sain is looking for a postdoctoral research fellow to further our studies of immune responses to persistent herpesvirus and in particular CMV infection. The Cicin-Sain lab is an international leader in studies of herpes virus immunity and studies viral infections in animal models and in models of primary human cell infections. The lab is located at the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research in Braunschweig and has access to state of the art animal facilities, flow cytometry, confocal and live-cell microscopy, as well as transcriptomics, proteomics and histology platforms.


Qualifications: The optimal candidate should have a strong background in virology (ideally herpesvirus oriented) or immunology (ideally, T cell based), but candidates with strong expertise in flow-cytometry, live cell imaging and animal models of infection will also be considered. Our lab combines advanced virus genetics with multiparametric flow cytometry and quantitative real-time live-cell imaging of the infection process. The project will focus on studies of T-cell responses to CMV infection in animal models and in human cell culture systems and on the conditions that result in the repression of viral reactivation from latency and in viral control in adoptive immunotherapy settings. The candidate will utilize state of the art virus mutagenesis and our library of viral mutants to study in real-time the antiviral effects of T cells and identify the determinants of viral immune evasion. Solid English language proficiency is required. Equal opportunities are part of our personnel policy. Qualified applicants with a disability will be given preference. Part-time work is feasible.

  • Starting date: As soon as possible for 2 years
  • Salary: E 13 TVöD
  • Probation period: 6 months
  • Closing date: 02.06.2019


Hauptsitz Braunschweig



as soon as possible


2 years


6 months


E 13 TVöD



Bewerbungsschluss ist der  02.06.2019

Applicants should send their CVs, publication lists and a motivation letter to jobsHZI@helmholtz‑ in one single PDF file, along with contact information for at least two referees that can provide more background on the candidate, stating the job announcement No. 48/2019. For additional information, please contact Prof. Dr. Luka Cicin-Sain at

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