HIRI graduate training program “RNA & Infection”
PhD candidates will have the unique opportunity to undertake cutting-edge research at the interface of RNA and infection biology. Working on a three-year research project, PhD candidates can select lectures and seminars, participate in laboratory and soft-skills courses, and attend conferences, symposia and summer schools. Guided by internationally acclaimed investigators, our program inspires and challenges PhD candidates to develop into independent and highly qualified scientists. The international program is taught in English and well supported by an integrated network of PhD students and supervisors. For further information about the program and the HIRI, please visit: www.helmholtz-hiri.de
Major research topics of the HIRI include
- Single-cell RNA analysis of the complexity and heterogeneity of infection processes
- Noncoding RNAs with essential roles in pathogenesis
- RNA-based mechanisms in virulence and host defense
- RNA structure profiling, RNA modifications and RNA localization
- Delivery techniques for RNA-based interventions
- Exploiting RNA for new diagnostics, preventives and anti-infectives
- An above average Master’s degree or equivalent in molecular biology, biochemistry, or a related life science
- Solid background knowledge in microbiology, virology, cell biology, pathogen-host-interaction, RNA biology, single cell analysis, bioinformatics and biochemistry
- Good English communication and presentation skills (written and spoken)
- Intercultural communication skills
- A strong desire to do research with high self-motivation and enthusiasm
Qualified applicants with a disability will be given preference.
Special preference toward women
Contract time limit
initial term1 year, extension of 2 years possible
6 months probation period
alike TVöD E13 (60%)
Applications accepted until 30.10.2018
Applicants are required to complete the online application form at https://hzi.opencampus.net
For further information on the program, please contact Dr. Nina-Vanessa Littwin at (Ninavanessa.firstname.lastname@example.org).
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The HZI International Graduate School for Infection Research (GS-FIRE) provides an innovative structured PhD programme within the field of Infection Research.