Junior Research Group Leader

Junior Research Group Leader


Braunschweig, Lower Saxony, Germany


The Helmholtz Centre for Infection
Research (HZI, www.helmholtz-hzi.de)
is the largest scientific institution in Germany solely focussing on infection
research. With more than 800 employees, HZI is a member of the Helmholtz
Association, Germany’s largest non-university scientific organisation.


Scientists at HZI analyse the
fundamental principles of infection processes between both bacterial and viral
pathogens and their hosts and – based on these findings – develop innovative approaches
and novel preventive and therapeutic concepts against infectious diseases.

The HZI, located with its main campus in
Braunschweig, has additional sites in Hannover (TWINCORE, translational and
clinical research), Saarbrücken (HIPS, natural product and drug research),
Würzburg (HIRI, RNA-based infection research) and Hamburg (part of the CSSB, high-end
structural biology). In addition, the HZI is one of the 35 partner institutions
joining forces in the field of infection research within the German Centre for
Infection Research (Deutsches Zentrum für Infektionsforschung – DZIF).

The Helmholtz
Centre for Infection Research invites applications for the position of an independent


Helmholtz Junior Research Group Leader

in the field of Infectious Disease Research

-No. 05/2019-


for its main campus in Braunschweig.


The candidates, highly
qualified junior scientists holding a PhD or MD, should have an excellent
scientific track record and international postdoctoral experience in one of the
following areas: Microbiology, virology, immunology, cell biology, structural
biology, bioinformatics and data sciences, chemical biology incl. natural
compound chemistry/biology, vaccinology or epidemiology.


Junior Groups at HZI will be
funded for a period of 6 years. Funding covers the positions of the group
leader (incl. tenure track option), a postdoctoral scientist, a PhD student, a
technician as well as consumables and instrumentation for 6 years.


The HZI is strongly
committed to increase the proportion of female faculty members and therefore strongly
encourages applications by female candidates. Candidates with disabilities will
be given preference, provided they are equally qualified.


Applications, including a
full CV, list of publications, a brief outline of future research interests
(max. 2 pages) and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mails of three referees should be sent electronically
in one document (PDF) to
JobsHZI@helmholtz-hzi.de by February 28,


For further details, please check:



For additional information please contact the Scientific Director
of the HZI, Prof. Dr. Dirk Heinz:


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Junior Research Group Leader