PhD Position in RNA-mediated regulation in bacteria (extended application period)
PhD Position in RNA-mediated regulation in bacteria
The department Regulation in Infection Biology (Prof. Emmanuelle Charpentier) at the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research in Braunschweig (Germany) is offering a PhD Position to investigate regulatory mechanisms by small RNAs in Gram-positive bacterial pathogens.
Area of research
The Helmholtz department “Regulation in Infection Biology” studies molecular and cellular mechanisms of regulation in processes of infection and immunity in Gram-positive bacterial pathogens. The group has recently focused on mechanisms of regulation by RNA including the RNA-programmable CRISPR-Cas9 system and is currently investigating mechanisms of small RNAs and associated proteins in Streptococcus pyogenes at the biochemical and physiological level.
- Master’s Degree/Diploma in Biology, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biotechnology, Life Sciences, Microbiology, Immunology or related fields.
- Former experience RNA and protein biochemistry, molecular biology, bacteriology and genetics will be considered as an advantage.
- Ability to work independently and as part of international and multidisciplinary consortia.
- Ability to multi-task and to meet tight deadlines is essential.
- Ability to work in a highly competitive field of research.
- A strong desire to do research with high self-motivation and enthusiasm.
- Excellent organization skills and personal initiative.
- Excellent English communication skills (written and spoken).
Equal Opportunities are part of our personnel policy – qualified women are especially invited to apply. Qualified applicants with a disability will be given preference.
Location Braunschweig (Germany)
Starting date Early 2015 - Initial contract for 3 years
Probation period 6 months
Salary TVöD E13 (65%)
Closing date 18.02.2015 - extended application period!
Please submit your application in our online application tool at https://hzi.opencampus.net/ (after registration choose “Application HZI Jobs” and select job number 87/2014).
Within the online application, you have to provide a complete curriculum vitae including a list of publications and academic references, as well as a motivation letter outlining briefly your research experience, motivation in the position and own scientific interests within the context of the announced research topic. All documents and information should be provided in English.
While applying for the job please refer to jobvector and use the following reference number: 87/2014
You are encouraged to contact directly the Department Head. For questions regarding offered PhD projects, please contact Prof. Charpentier under: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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