Postdoc Position in Molecular Microbiology
Employer: Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology – Hans Knoell Institute
Location: Beutenbergstrasse 11a, 07745 Jena, Germany
Deadline: February 09, 2011
The Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology – Hans Knöll Institute investigates the pathobiology of human-pathogenic fungi and identifies targets for the development of novel natural product-based antibiotics. We invite applications for a
Postdoc position for three years initially.
Successful candidates will investigate the pathobiology and immune biology of Aspergillus fumigatus within the framework of the international ERA-NET PathoGenoMics-project “AspBIOmics – Biomarkers for prevention, diagnosis and response to therapy of invasive aspergillosis” starting in March 2011.
Main topics of the project are:
- Generation of camelid antibodies against A. fumigatus epitopes;
- Screening for A. fumigatus antigens by immunoproteomics methods;
- Generation of A. fumigatus knock-out mutants.
- Doctoral degree in biology, chemistry or life sciences;
- An excellent background in standard techniques of molecular biology, microbiology as well as biochemistry is expected;
- Knowledge of and hands-on experience in phage display, recombinant protein expression, immunoproteomics and infection biology are advantageous;
- Excellent communication, management and teamwork skills are required.
Salary is paid according to German TV-L depending on the applicants qualification. The HKI is an equal opportunity employer.
Prof. Dr. Axel Brakhage • +49 (0)3641 532 1001 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +49 (0)3641 532 1001 end_of_the_skype_highlighting • firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Olaf Kniemeyer • +49 (0)3641 532 1071 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +49 (0)3641 532 1071 end_of_the_skype_highlighting • email@example.com
Complete applications in German or English should include a CV, list of publications, brief statement of research experiences, a list of three potential references, and should be submitted until 09.02.2011 to:
Leibniz-Institut für Naturstoff-Forschung und Infektionsbiologie