Postdoctoral Position (gn) to study mechanisms involved in bacterium-host interaction in uropathogenic Escherichia coli

Postdoctoral Position (gn) to study mechanisms involved in bacterium-host interaction in uropathogenic Escherichia coli

Universitätsklinikum Münster

Münster, Germany

The University Hospital of Münster is one of the leading hospitals in Germany. Such a position cannot be achieved by size and medical successes alone. The individual commitment counts above all. We need your commitment so that even with little things we can achieve great things for our patients. In return there are many possibilities open for you so that you may develop with them.

The Institute of Hygiene, Section Microbial Genome Plasticity, University of Muenster, Muenster, Germany has an opening available from March 2019 for sixteen months for a

Postdoctoral Position (gn*) to study mechanisms involved in bacterium-host interaction in uropathogenic Escherichia coli
Ref.: 03393
Full Time
Salary according to TV-L E13

(*gn=gender neutral)

Our group focuses on the characterization of virulence- and fitness traits of extraintestinal pathogenic Escherichia coli. We employ comparative and functional genomic-based approaches to study pathogen-host interaction.

The successful applicant will study pathogen-host interaction during urinary tract infection and epigenetic mechanisms involved in reprogramming innate immunity in response to infection by uropathogenic E. coli (UPEC).

The major emphasis will be on (i) bacterial transcriptome analyses during urinary tract infection, and (ii) profiling of DNA methylation, histone acetylation and microRNA expression during infection with different UPEC isolates and selected mutants to study the role of epigenetic mechanisms in influencing host innate immunity in response to pathogen exposure.

The applicant should have a strong background either in microbiology, molecular biology, biochemistry, or infection biology. In addition, knowledge in surrogate host infection models, especially Galleria mellonella, bioinformatics and interest in bacterial pathogenesis is beneficial.

For more information on the advertised position please contact Prof. Dr. Ulrich Dobrindt, Tel +49 251 980 2875, email: Dobrindt@uni-muenster.de.
website: http://campus.uni-muenster.de/hygiene/forschung/forschungsgebiete/mikrobielle-genomplastizitaet/

We are looking forward to receiving your complete online application including a short letter of motivation, CV and publication list, copies of relevant documents and contact information of academic references as a single PDF-file until February 12th, 2019 via email to bewerbung@ukmuenster.de.

The UKM supports compatibility of career and family and is certified as family-conscious organization. As a basic principle there is the possibility of part-time work. Applications of women are specifically invited; in the case of similar qualifications, competence, and specific achievements, women will be considered on preferential terms within the framework of the legal possibilities. Handicapped candidates with equivalent qualifications will be given preference.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: 03393

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