Assistant/Junior Professor in Quantitative/Molecular Virology

Assistant/Junior Professor in Quantitative/Molecular Virology

Hannover Medical School

Hannover, Germany

Hannover Medical School (MHH) and the Cluster of Excellence ‘RESIST’ (Resolving Infection Susceptibility) seek to recruit an

Assistant/Junior Professor in Quantitative/Molecular Virology
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The position will be located at the Centre for Structural Systems Biology (CSSB) on the DESY campus in Hamburg-Bahrenfeld and is available from 1/10/2019. The appointee will be a member of MHH faculty. The position will initially be appointed for three years with the possibility of an extension of a further three years following a successful evaluation. We invite applications from both science and medical graduates. We are looking for an experimental virologist with a proven expertise in analyzing viral morphogenesis using live cell imaging and quantifying complex imaging data from virus-infected cells. The candidate should complement the research programme on chronic or persistent viral infections of the immunocompromised host. Of particular interest are the fields of Hepatitis, Herpesvirus, Influenza Virus and HIV research. The funding of this position by RESIST is dedicated to the investigation of the spatiotemporal dynamics of key macromolecular complexes that aid virus replication or persistence. The successful candidate should participate in one or more of the collaborative research centres (CRC; “Sonderforschungsbereiche”) led by MHH, in particular CRC 900 (“Chronic Infections: Microbial Persistence and its Control”) and the research programmes of the German Centre of Infection Research.

Applicants are expected to have an excellent publication record, to have been successful in obtaining competitive research grants and to have experience in teaching at the undergraduate and/or postgraduate level. Applicants should also demonstrate leadership qualities and have a team-oriented and communicative style of management. Enquiries regarding details of this post can be directed to Kay Grünewald, CSSB,
MHH is an equal opportunities employer, aiming to increase the number of women on its faculty; therefore women are particularly encouraged to apply for this position. Applicants should meet the conditions stipulated by university legislation in Lower Saxony, details of which are available upon request.

Applications should include a short summary CV, a detailed description of training and research career, a list of publications (separate listing of original research papers, reviews, book chapters) and research grants, as well as a summary of teaching experience, a short exposé on plans for research and teaching at undergraduate or postgraduate level and reprints of 5 selected publications. Applications should be submitted in both electronic and paper format by 10.05.2019 to:

The President, Hannover Medical School
Carl-Neuberg-Str. 1 D-30625 Hannover, Germany


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Assistant/Junior Professor in Quantitative/Molecular Virology