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PhD position: Signaling networks controling cytomegalovirus latency and reactivation

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Job announcement No. 76/2014
 
The research group “Immune Aging and Chronic Infections” of Prof. Dr. Luka Cicin-Sain at the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research in Braunschweig (Germany) is offering a
 
PhD position:  “Signaling networks controling cytomegalovirus latency and reactivation”

Project:
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a highly common opportunistic infection in immunosuppressed recipients of solid organ transplants. Viral reactivation from latency, rather than primary infection causes severe disease and mortality in these patients, but the regulation of viral gene expression in latency and reactivation remains incompletely understood. We have recently developed a robust in vitro model of CMV latency and validated its biological relevance in vivo. We propose to utilize this model to define the signaling pathways regulating viral latency. The work will be pursued in murine and human models of CMV latent infection. This will not allow to in vivo validating the key findings in murine models and translating them in experiments with the clinically relevant virus.
 
Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree/Diploma in Biology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, or a related field of life sciences
  • Excellent English communication skills (written and spoken)
  • Ability to work independently and as part of an international team
  • A strong desire to do research with high self-motivation and enthusiasm
  • Hands-on experience in cell culture and in vivo is preferred
  • Applicants with experience in virology or immunology are particularly encouraged to apply
 
With equal professional qualification, severely disabled persons will be prioritized.

Starting date:               01.11.2014 - The project is designed for 3 years -
 
Salary:                          Fellowship or TVöD E13 (65%)
 
Probation period:        6 months
 
Published on:              30.09.2014
Closing date:               15.10.2014
 
Application:

Please send your full application referring to code 76/2014 to:
 
Helmholtz-Zentrum für Infektionsforschung
Personalabteilung
Inhoffenstraße 7
38124 Braunschweig
 
or by E-Mail: JobsHZI@helmholtz-hzi.de

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Art des Bewerbungszugangs
Please send your full application referring to code 76/2014 to:
 
Helmholtz-Zentrum für Infektionsforschung
Personalabteilung
Inhoffenstraße 7
38124 Braunschweig
 
or by E-Mail: JobsHZI@helmholtz-hzi.de
Kontakt für Bewerbungen
For questions regarding the PhD project, please contact Prof. Dr. Luka Cicin-Sain via e-mail luka.cicin-sain@helmholtz-hzi.de or phone +49-531-6181-4616.

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Region
Deutschland (Niedersachsen)
Arbeitsort
38124 Braunschweig
Fachgebiet
Biologie & Life Sciences
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