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Doctoral Candidate (PhD) Position in the Research Center for Emerging Infections and Zoonoses (RIZ)

At the Institute of Physiological Chemistry of the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover the research group "RNA-VIRT" within the Research Center for Emerging Infections and Zoonoses (RIZ) is inviting applications for a


Doctoral Candidate (PhD) Position


beginning October 2017 within the project "Identification of host requirements and restrictions of flavivirus entry and replication".


The research group examines the differential pathogenesis of tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) and Japanese encephalitis (JE) viruses in various host species with the aim to identify host-specific, natural protective mechanisms. Molecular and immune-regulated host responses in various species susceptible to flavivirus infection will be systematically compared.


The tasks to be performed include, among other things, nucleic acid isolation, PCR, cloning, cell culture, protein expression, virus infections and the analysis of complex data sets.


Requirements are a completed university degree in veterinary medicine or a diploma or master's degree in biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, biomedicine or a comparable discipline, as well as very good English skills. Experience in biomedical or veterinary research, molecular biology or virology is explicitly desired. Readiness to work with infectious agents of safety levels S2 and S3 is mandatory.


The employment is temporary and will be compensated at 65% working time. Depending on qualification, the salary will be based on pay grade 13 or 14 TV-L. Disabled applicants will be given preferential consideration in the case of equal qualification.


For further information on the project please contact Dr. Imke Steffen E-Mail.


Applications including all relevant documents should be submitted as a single pdf file by 31.08.2017 to E-Mail.

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