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PhD STUDENT position at the Center for Infectious Diseases

JULIUS-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITÄT WÜRZBURG, GERMANY
Research Center for Infectious Diseases (ZINF)
        PhD STUDENT  position
             “Mechanisms of posttranscriptional regulation in Helicobacter pylori and Campylobacter jejuni
 
Applications are invited for a PhD student or postdoc position in the ZINF Young Investigator Group “Deep sequencing approaches to pathogenesis” (Cynthia Sharma) in Würzburg, Germany. Our group focuses on the identification and functional characterization of small regulatory RNAs and associated RNA binding proteins in the human pathogens Helicobacter pylori and Campylobacter jejuni. We employ deep-sequencing based approaches for gene expression profiling and sRNA identification in pathogenic bacteria and eukaryotic host cells.

Potential research projects comprise:
1)    Identification and characterization of bacterial sRNAs relevant for Campylobacter infections
or
2)    Role of RNA modifications in posttranscriptional gene regulation in bacteria

More information can be found at:    
www.imib-wuerzburg.de/research/sharma/group-leader
Applicants should have a M.Sc./Diplom degree and a strong background either in microbiology, molecular biology, biochemistry, or infection biology.

For informal inquiries contact Dr. Cynthia M. Sharma:
sharma.ngs(at)uni-wuerzburg(dot)de
Applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community regardless of race, gender or disability are welcome. Preference will be given to severely handicapped persons in case of otherwise equal aptitude. Part time employment is also possible. Please send applications 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 April 30th, 2015 via E-mail to the above mentioned E-mail address.

How to apply:
CV and publication list, copies of relevant documents and contact information of academic references as a single PDF-file
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Please send applications 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 April 30th, 2015 via E-mail to:
sharma.ngs(at)uni-wuerzburg(dot)de
While applying for the job please refer to jobvector and use the following reference number: CS-ZINF-4-15PhD

About Zentrum für Infektionsforschung

The Research Center Infectious Diseases was founded in 1993 as an interdisciplinary institution at the Medical Faculty of the University of Würzburg. A young investigator programme on infectious diseases research was initiated at the University of Würzburg. Four research groups work in different fields of infectious disease research.

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