HIRI graduate training program "RNA & Infection”

Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research - HZI - Helmholtz Association

Braunschweig, Germany

Work group:


Area of research:

PHD Thesis

Starting date:

Early 2019

Contract time limit:

initial term1 year, extension of 2 years possible

Job description:

Area of research:

PhD candidates will have the unique opportunity to undertake cutting-edge research at the interface of RNA and infection biology. Working on a three-year research project, PhD candidates can select lectures and seminars, participate in laboratory and soft-skills courses, and attend conferences, symposia and summer schools. Guided by internationally acclaimed investigators, our program inspires and challenges PhD candidates to develop into independent and highly qualified scientists. The international program is taught in English and well supported by an integrated network of PhD students and supervisors. For further information about the program and the HIRI, please visit: www.helmholtz-hiri.de

The Helmholtz Institute for RNA-based Infection Research is the first research institution worldwide to exclusively address the role of RNA in infection processes.

Major research topics of the HIRI include

Single-cell RNA analysis of the complexity and heterogeneity of infection processesNoncoding RNAs with essential roles in pathogenesisRNA-based mechanisms in virulence and host defenseRNA structure profiling, RNA modifications and RNA localizationDelivery techniques for RNA-based interventionsExploiting RNA for new diagnostics, preventives and anti-infectivesPrerequisite:

We expect

An above average Master"s degree or equivalent in molecular biology, biochemistry, or a related life scienceSolid background knowledge in microbiology, virology, cell biology, pathogen-host-interaction, RNA biology, single cell analysis, bioinformatics and biochemistryGood English communication and presentation skills (written and spoken)Intercultural communication skillsA strong desire to do research with high self-motivation and enthusiasmSalary:alike TVöD E13 (60%)

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: Helmholtz-15092527