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Head of the Institute of Immunology

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The Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut (FLI), Federal Research Institute for Animal Health, is an independent higher federal authority and governmental research institute for animal health, animal nutrition, animal husbandry, animal genetics and animal welfare under the auspices of the Federal Ministry for Food and Agriculture (BMEL). It consists of 11 departments at 5 sites in Germany.

This is an exciting time to join the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut at its headquarters on the island of Riems in the Baltic Sea. Over the last years, major investments have been made in the renovation and construction of large well-equipped laboratory facilities (including NGS platforms, protein analytics, electron microscopy, and live cell imaging) and experimental animal facilities up to Biosafety Level 4. The institute fosters a collaborative and collegial environment and promotes interactions among immunologists, virologists, bacteriologists, and epidemiologists - not only within the FLI but also on a national and international level. Information about the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut can be found at: http://www.fli.de.

The island of Riems is located in the Baltic Sea between the hanseatic cities Stralsund and Greifswald. The region offers a family-friendly atmosphere with affordable housing and numerous cultural and recreational opportunities along the waterfront.
 
In a joint appointment between FLI and the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science at Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University, Greifswald (EMAU), the position as

Head of the Institute of Immunology
 
at FLI’s headquarters Greifswald-Insel Riems is to be filled immediately.
 
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The Institute of Immunology (IfI) is dedicated to research on immune responses against infectious diseases of livestock and poultry. Research in the department currently involves investigations into basic immunology and pathogenesis of infectious diseases as well as the improvement of existing and the development of novel vaccine strategies covering a diverse range of viral and bacterial pathogens. The successful candidate is expected to provide a scientific vision to advance and to build on the department’s existing research strengths.
The IfI also provides advice to the Federal Ministry on these issues.
Currently, the department has nine permanently employed scientists and a total annual budget for consumables of € 170,000. Close cooperation with the other FLI institutes and relevant partners at EMAU is an essential element of the tasks.
The prospective head of institute will teach immunology at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Greifswald, for an average of two hours a week.
A description of the institute’s tasks is available upon request by email (poststelle@fli.bund.de).
 
Requirements:
We are seeking a highly qualified, internationally well recognized researcher (veterinarian, physician or related scientist) with long-term experience in immunology.
The FLI has extensive new infrastructure including BLS-2 and -3 insectaries as well as laboratory and experimental large animal facilities from BSL-2 up to BSL-4.

Necessary prerequisites for leading the institute are excellent scientific achievements, proven competence in team leadership, management of interdisciplinary research projects, and acquisition of third-party funding.

We expect excellent command of the English language as well as advanced basic knowledge of the German language. Non-German speaking applicants are expected to acquire and prove adequate German language skills within two years.

According to § 58 Higher Education Act of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania requirements for the position are: university degree, doctorate, teaching ability and moreover additional academic achievements which are usually provided by a junior professorship, by a habilitation or equivalent degrees.

The successful applicant will either be employed as Federal civil servant (Bundesbeamte) or as employee based on the Collective Agreement for Public Services (Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst Bund – TVöD Ost), depending on the requirements met. Remuneration for this position is based on the German Federal Remuneration System, remuneration grade B2, with a basic annual salary of € 87,425. According to applicable legislation, moving expenses can be reimbursed. Requests for part-time employment will be considered if compatible with the position to be filled.

BMEL, FLI and EMAU are aiming at increasing the percentage of women in leading positions and explicitly encourage qualified women to apply. Severely disabled applicants with equal qualification and adequate physical fitness will be given preferential [...] consideration.

For more information, please contact the Chairman of the Search Commission, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Thomas C. Mettenleiter (email: ThomasC.Mettenleiter@fli.bund.de).

Please send your application with proof of qualification, especially CV, certified copies or translations of original certificates, list of publications, names and contact information for at least three references, summary describing research plans, and a statement of teaching philosophy until 07.06.2016 under the reference code 02/16 to

The chairman of the Appointment Commission  
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Thomas C. Mettenleiter, President and Professor   
Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut
Südufer 10    
17493 Greifswald-Insel Riems      
Germany

or by email as PDF document: ThomasC.Mettenleiter@fli.bund.de.
 

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Please send your application with proof of qualification, especially CV, certified copies or translations of original certificates, list of publications, names and contact information for at least three references, summary describing research plans, and a statement of teaching philosophy until 07.06.2016 under the reference code 02/16 to

The chairman of the Appointment Commission  
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Thomas C. Mettenleiter, President and Professor   
Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut
Südufer 10    
17493 Greifswald-Insel Riems      
Germany

or by email as PDF document: ThomasC.Mettenleiter@fli.bund.de.
 
Kontakt für Bewerbungen
For more information, please contact the Chairman of the Search Commission, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Thomas C. Mettenleiter (email: ThomasC.Mettenleiter@fli.bund.de).
 

Details der Stellenanzeige


Arbeitszeit
Vollzeit
Vertragslaufzeit
Festanstellung
Stellentyp
Bereichs- & Abteilungsleitung
Berufserfahrung
Berufserfahrung vorausgesetzt
Region
Deutschland (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern)
Arbeitsort
17493 Greifswald-Insel Riems
Fachgebiet
Biologie & Life Sciences, Humanmedizin, Veterinärmedizin
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