Call for applications Helmholtz Young Investigator group within the Helmholtz International Lab for anti-infective research focused on microbial natural products Nr. 03/2019
The Helmholtz Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland (HIPS) together with Saarland University and Shandong University (SDU) have opened a position for a full-time Young Investigator group leader. The position is part of the recently established Helmholtz International laboratory for anti-infective research, a Sino-German cooperation of the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI), HIPS and SDU. The successful applicant will work both in Saarbrücken and Qingdao.
The Helmholtz Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland (HIPS) focusses on identifying and developing new treatment options for infectious diseases with an emphasis on natural product research. Especially research in the department of microbial natural products (MINS) is aiming to identify, investigate and optimize novel natural product based actives, applying diverse approaches and methods mainly from the field of biotechnology, microbiology, molecular biology and (bio-)chemistry. HIPS was jointly started in August 2009 by the HZI in Braunschweig and Saarland University on Campus Saarbrücken. In 2015 HIPS moved into a new 4500 m2 research building in which currently 160 international researchers work. HIPS in Germany represents the first and only publically funded extra-university research unit dedicated to pharmaceutical research. The Institute collaborates nationally and internationally with universities and various industries.