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The HIRI in Würzburg is a federally funded research institution whose mission is world-class science at the interface of RNA & infection biology. We perform basic research on the role RNA plays in pathogens and infected hosts. Our ultimate goal is to leverage the vast potential of RNA as a diagnostic, target, and drug to combat infectious diseases, such as those caused by SARS-CoV-2 or multidrug-resistant bacteria. Examples include developing new single-cell technologies as well as RNA-seq and CRISPR-based methodologies to visualize and interrogate infection processes.
The HIRI Graduate Training Program “RNA & Infection” was launched in 2018 and is dedicated to training the next generation of scientists to become experts in both RNA biology and infectious diseases. The program is highly unique by offering fully-funded positions independent of any group or project. Building on this independence, PhD students participate in three lab rotations. An individual match-making process ensures students find the right supervisor and project. Our students also receive structured mentoring and training throughout their PhD, including short intensive courses in RNA and infection biology, annual scientific retreats, and opportunities to present at international conferences.
Competitive applicants will exhibit the following: Academic degree (MSc or equivalent) in molecular biology, microbiology, biochemistry, cell biology, bioinformatics, bioengineering, biotechnology, or a related field Strong academic and scientific track record Dedication to work at the interface of RNA and infection biology Good English communication and presentation skills (written and spoken) Ability to work with people from different backgrounds and cultures Highly self-motivated, enthusiastic and high potential to work independently
The position is suitable for part-time work. The HZI/HIRI strives for professional equality between women and men. Therefore, women are especially encouraged to apply. People with severe disabilities and equivalent professional qualifications who are suitable for the position are given preference.
What we offer: state-of-the-art infrastructure and cutting-edge technologies, interdisciplinary collaborations a family-friendly atmosphere with flexible working hours, a parent-child room and regular social activities close ties to both Würzburg University and the HZI offering a unique network of excellent partners to support your research endeavor 30 days annual leave, a gratuity before Christmas, health insurance and social security (corresponding to § 20 TVöD)
Salary:alike TVöD/Bund E13 (65%)
This research center is part of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers. With more than 42,000 employees and an annual budget of over € 5 billion, the Helmholtz Association is Germany's largest scientific organisation.