PhD position in Cell Biology/Virology

 Universitätsmedizin der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz  Mainz
The research group „Cell Biology of Human Papillomaviruses“ (Florin Laboratory)
at the Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, University Medical Center Mainz invites applications for a PhD position (3 years) in Cell Biology/Virology.

Human papillomaviruses are small DNA tumour viruses that inflict a significant burden of disease on the population. The clinical manifestations caused by HPV range from anogenital warts and laryngeal papillomas to cancers at anogenital sites, on the skin and in the oropharynx.
The project focuses on cell biological aspects of virus entry/intracellular transport (for recent publications see Spoden et al., 2008 and 2013; Scheffer et al., 2013 and 2014). The project is funded by the DFG.

For a brief overview of the institute and of our work, please visit our website (

Your profile:
  • M.Sc. in life sciences
  • Applicants should be highly motivated
  • Experience in cell biology, molecular biology and/or biochemistry is preferred
  • Excellent academic record
  • Proficiency in English

The position offers:

  • Work within a dynamic, international and interdisciplinary research group
  • You will be a part of a large research department with opportunities for collaboration
  • You will be directly mentored and supervised by a young group leader
  • Job-Ticket

How to apply:
Please send your complete application documents: cover letter, CV, reference letter, and final certificates (school + university) by e-mail to
Send application to
Universitätsmedizin der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Servicecenter Personal und Recht - Recruiting Büro
Langenbeckstraße 1
55131 Mainz

While applying for the job please refer to jobvector and use the following reference number: 959/15

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