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PhD-position in Virology


Project Description

At the Institute for Virology and Immunology of the University of Wuerzburg, Germany there is a

PhD-position in Virology

within the EU-funded research project „Herpesvirus Effectors of RNA synthesis, Processing, Export and Stability (HERPES)“ to be filled at the next possible timepoint.

The position is initially set for one year (but is expected to be extended for 2-4 more years). The salary is according to TV-L 13, 65%.

The project involves a broad spectrum of virological and molecular-biological methods to functionally characterize novel RNA-based regulatory mechanisms in lytic herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1) infection. Work will involve a broad spectrum of virological, molecularbiological and systemsbiological assays (reverse genetics techniques, 4sU-tagging, SLAM-Seq, ribosome profiling, ChIP-seq, single cell RNA-sequencing).

For references please see Rutkowski et al., Nature communications 2015; Hennig et al., PLoS Pathogens 2018; Erhard et al, Nature Methods 2018.

The successful candidate needs to fulfil the following requirements:
• A completed university degree in biology, biochemistry, molecular biology or bioinformatics
• Willingness to learn highly sophisticated molecular biologial techniques
• Interest to work in a highly collaborative team of researchers.

The University of Würzburg aims to increase the percentage of women and therefore we explicitly ask female applicants to send us their applications. In case of equal qualification we will employ preferably disabled applicants.

Please send us your application (preferably as one PDF file!) including your CV and copies of your diplomas, cetrtificates, transcripts etc. per email or post until March 1st 2019 to:

Prof. Dr. med. Lars Dölken
Department of Virology
Institute for Virology and Immunobiology
University of Würzburg
Versbacher Str. 7
97078 Würzburg
Germany
+49 931/31-89781




We kindly ask you to only send us copies, which we will not return to you due to cost efficiency reasons. In case you attach a return envelope with you address and stamps, we will send the application documents back to you after three months, otherwise we will shreder the applications after three months time.

Funding Notes

The position is initially set for one year (but is expected to be extended for 2-4 more years). The salary is according to TV-L 13, 65%.

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