PhD Student - Immunology

The Heinrich Pette Institute - Leibniz Institute for Experimental Virology (HPI), is committed to research on the biology of different human viruses and pathogenesis of viral diseases ( The HPI offers the opportunity to perform cutting-edge research in a world-class research environment with excellent technical and animal facilities.

Activities and responsibilities

We are looking for a highly motivated, team-oriented student with a diploma/master degree (or equivalent), experience in at least one of the necessary disciplines and techniques thereof (molecular biology, immunology or virology). Experience in immunology and/or multiparameter flow cytometry would be welcome.

Qualification profile

Our position is to be filled for up to three years in the “Virus Immunology” group (head: Prof. Marcus Altfeld) with the possibility of extension. Payment and social benefits will be in accordance with the regulations of the German TV-AVH (salary agreement for public service employees).
Work in the research group of Marcus Altfeld focuses on innate and adaptive immune responses against pathogens ( The specific PhD project will study the role of NK cells in liver inflammation and infection within the DFG-funded collaborative research center “liver inflammation” (SFB841).
If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Marcus Altfeld directly (Email:


The Heinrich-Pette-Institute promotes the professional equality between women and men. Therefore especially women are encouraged to apply. Handicapped applicants will be preferred in otherwise similar qualification, competence and professional performance.

Send application to

Please send your application by March 31st, 2019.
Heinrich-Pette-Institut, Leibniz-Institut für Experimentelle Virologie
Personnel Department
Martinistraße 52, 20251 Hamburg

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Das Heinrich-Pette-Institut (HPI) - Leibniz Institut für Experimentelle Virologie, widmet sich der Erforschung der Biologie humaner Virusarten, der Pathogenese von Viruserkrankungen, der Abwehrreaktion des Organismus und damit zusammenhängender Probleme. Ziel ist es, neue Ansatzpunkte für verbesserte Therapien und Diagnoseverfahren bei Viruserkrankungen und virus-assoziierten...

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