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PhD Student Position in the Areas of Insect Biotechnology, Epigenetics

BIO RESEARCH IS YOUR TOPIC? WE, AT THE FRAUNHOFER IME PROJECTGROUP BIORESOURCES IN GIESSEN, OFFER YOU AN EXCITING

PhD STUDENT POSITION IN THE AREAS OF INSECT BIOTECHNOLOGY, EPIGENETICS

We offer a PhD position for the project 'Epigenetic Reprogramming of Innate Immunity during Uropathogenic E. coli Infection in Model Insects'. The successful candidate will be investigating the role of DNA methylation and histone acetylation in reprogramming transcription of immune genes in insects during uropathogenic E. coli infection.

What we expect from you
  • You have an overall good academic record
  • You have successfully completed your M.Sc. or Diploma studies in any discipline of Biological Sciences with specialization in any of the subjects such as Molecular Entomology, Biotechnology, Medical Microbiology, Epigenetics and Molecular Biology
  • Knowledge and experience of handling human pathogens and insects would be advantageous but not a prerequisite
  • You have deep interest and research experience in Host-Pathogen Interactions.
  • You like working in a multicultural environment where a good knowledge of English is fundamental
  • You are ambitious, dedicated, flexible, and you work independently equally well as in a team
What you can expect from us
The Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology IME practice applied life sciences from molecule to ecosystem.The project group "Bioresources", a member of the research network of the LOEWE center offers a varied and challenging work environment in a stimulating and interdisciplinary research environment with very good infrastructure and many industrial partners. You will find more details about this:
http://www.ime.fraunhofer.de/en/businessareasMB/bioresources.html
http://www.insekten-biotechnologie.de/start.html

Appointment, remuneration and social security benefits based on the public-sector collective wage agreement (TVöD).
Additionally Fraunhofer may grant performance-based variable remuneration components.
The position is initially limited for 2 years.
In case of identical qualifications, preference will be given to severely disabled candidates.
The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is committed to providing equal career opportunities for men and women.
This vacancy is also available on a part-time basis.

Fraunhofer is Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization. Our research efforts are geared entirely to people’s needs: health, security, communication, energy and the environment. As a result, the work undertaken by our researchers and developers has a significant impact on people’s lives. We are creative. We shape technology. We design products. We improve methods and techniques. We open up new vistas.
For questions about this position please contact Ms. Ricarda Döring

Please apply directly online by clicking on the blue "Apply" button.
Please abstain from submitting paper copies for environmental reasons.



http://www.ime.fraunhofer.de
Job Reference: IME-BR-2016-6
Closing Date: 29.02.2016



 

Contact detail


How to apply:
Please apply directly online by clicking on the blue "Apply" button. Please abstain from submitting paper copies for environmental reasons.
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For questions about this position please contact Ms. Ricarda Doering.

Job profile


Working hours
Can be Full-Time or Part-Time
Contract duration
Temporary
Type of job
PhD Project
Work experience
job experience is not required
Region
Germany (Hessen)
Working place
35394 Gießen
Area of expertise
Biology & Life Sciences