PhD position: Cellular and molecular determinants of T cell responses to CMV infection
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 PhD position: Cellular and molecular determinants of T cell responses to CMV infection.
You have the opportunity to study adaptive immune responses to Cytomegalovirus (CMV). CMV is the most common cause of congenital infections and a major opportunistic pathogen in transplant recipients. It elicits an unparalleled T cell response that is essential for immune control, but the reasons for this extremely robust and sustained immunity are only partially understood.
Our lab had developed cutting-edge technology for viral mutagenesis, single-cell monitoring of viral infection and latency, as well as in vivo immunity to this virus. You may benefit from our state-of-the-art facilities to study the molecular mechanisms driving anti-CMV immunity by in vitro and in vivo experimental models to develop novel immune monitoring procedures, immunotherapeutics or antiviral vaccines.
- Master’s Degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Medicine, or a related field of the life sciences
- Excellent English communication skills (written and spoken)
- Ability to work independently and as part of an international team
- Willingness to work with in vivo models of infection and immunity
- Motivation and interest in immunity and infection
- Immune Aging and Chronic Infections - Prof. Dr. Dr. Luka Cicin-Sain
Qualified applicants with a disability will be given preference.
The position is suitable for part-time employment.
Special preference toward women
15th January 2019 or later
Contract time limit
Initial contract for 3 years
alike TVöD E13 (50%) with the possibility of an additional payment of 15%
Applications accepted until 16.12.2018
Applicants are required to complete the online application form here: https://hzi.opencampus.net/ (Please select Job No. 79/2018).
For more details regarding the position, please contact Prof. Cicin-Sain via email: email@example.com, or by phone: +49 531 6181-4616.
Further information about the institute and the research group of Prof. Cicin-Sain can be found on our website: https://www.helmholtz-hzi.de/en/research/research_topics/immune_response/immune_aging_and_chronic_infections/our_research/
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