The Leibniz ScienceCampus InfectoOptics now invites applications for a Doctoral Researcher Position TV-L E13 50% (Ref.No. 10/2015) to conduct research on the project
Interference of the human-pathogenic fungus Aspergillus fumigatus with the intracellular processing by macrophages Aspergillus fumigatusis the most important air-borne human pathogenic fungus. We have discovered that the fungus interferes with the intracellular processing of spores by immune cells including macrophages and neutrophilic granulocytes. In this project, the interference of A. fumigatus with the intracellular processing will be studied by high resolution microscopy in collaboration with groups working on optical high technology. Prerequisite for the doctoral researcher is experience with macrophages and knock down experiments in macrophages.
More projects details: www.jsmc.uni-jena.de/phd-program/fellowship-application/vacant-projects/
• a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Natural or Life Sciences. Candidates about to earn their degree are welcome to apply.
• desirable methodological skills: previous work with pathogenic microorganisms and in particular work with macrophages and generation of knock down cell lines
• high motivation and interest to join one of the interdisciplinary research areas of InfectoOptics
• creativity and interest to shape your own thesis project
• an integrative and cooperative personality with enthusiasm for actively participating in the Leibniz ScienceCampus Community
• very good communication skills in English
• a highly communicative atmosphere within a scientific network providing top-level research facilities
• a doctoral researcher position (TV-L E13, 50%) funded for three years as well as generous basic research funding
• a comprehensive mentoring program with supervision by a team of advisors
• Membership at the Excellence Graduate School ‘Jena School for Microbial Communication’ (JSMC), currently encompassing around 135 dedicated doctoral researchers and providing a top-level PhD training program with courses in state-of-the-art research technologies and soft skills
• Jena –City of Science: a young and lively town with dynamic business activities, successful scientific centers of innovation and a vibrant cultural scene around the famous Friedrich Schiller University
Friedrich Schiller University and HKI are equal opportunity employers. We also welcome applications from disabled persons.
The application procedure takes place exclusively online via the JSMC website: www.jsmc.uni-jena.de
Please acquaint yourself with the open PhD projects and the application process described on this website. Selected applicants will be invited to attend a recruitment meeting in Jena (in the week from October 19-23, 2015).
Awarding decisions will be made shortly thereafter, allowing the projects to start immediately.
Application deadline: September 7, 2015