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Head of the Institute of Infectology

The Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut (FLI), Federal Research Institute for Animal Health, is an independent higher federal authority and governmental research institute for animal health, animal nutrition, animal husbandry, animal genetics and animal welfare under the auspices of the Federal Ministry for Food and Agriculture (BMEL). It consists of 11 departments at 5 sites in Germany.

This is an exciting time to join the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut at its headquarters on the island of Riems in the Baltic Sea. Over the last years, major investments have been made in the renovation and construction of large well-equipped laboratory facilities (including NGS platforms, protein analytics, electron microscopy, and live cell imaging) and experimental animal facilities up to Biosafety Level 4. The institute fosters a collaborative and collegial environment and promotes interactions among immunologists, virologists, bacteriologists and epidemiologists - not only within the FLI but also on a national and international level. Information about the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut can be found at: http://www.fli.de.

The island of Riems is located in the Baltic Sea between the hanseatic cities Stralsund and Greifswald. The region offers a family-friendly atmosphere with affordable housing and numerous cultural and recreational opportunities along the waterfront.
In a joint appointment between FLI and the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science at Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University, Greifswald (EMAU), the position as
 
Head of the Institute of Infectology

at FLI’s headquarters Greifswald-Insel Riems is to be filled immediately.

Profile:
The Institute of Infectiology (IMED) is dedicated to research on arthropods as vectors of pathogens, in particular, viruses, as well as in the etiology, pathogenesis and diagnosis of infectious diseases of economically relevant aquatic animals (fish, molluscs and crustaceans) and bees.

The IMED also provides advice to the Federal Ministry on these issues.

It currently houses 19 National Reference Laboratories.

Currently, the department has eight permanently employed scientists and a total annual budget for consumables of € 153.00,-. Close cooperation with the other FLI institutes and relevant partners at EMAU is an essential element of the tasks.

The prospective head of institute will teach medical entomology/vector-borne infectious diseases at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Greifswald, for an average of two hours a week.

A description of the institute’s tasks is available upon request by email (poststelle@fli.bund.de).

Requirements:
We are seeking a highly qualified, internationally well recognized researcher (veterinarian, physician or biologist) with long-term experience in arthropod-borne viral infections including experimental assessment of vector competence and transmission as well as diagnosis of animal diseases and (arachno-) entomology. The FLI has extensive new infrastructure including BLS-2 and -3 insectaries as well as laboratory and experimental large animal facilities from BSL-2 up to BSL-4.

Necessary prerequisites for leading the institute are excellent scientific achievements, proven competence in team leadership, management of interdisciplinary research projects, and acquisition of third-party funding.

We expect excellent command of the English language as well as advanced basic knowledge of the German language. Non-German speaking applicants are expected to acquire and prove adequate German language skills within two years.

According to § 58 Higher Education Act of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania requirements for the position are: university degree, doctorate, teaching ability and moreover additional academic achievements which are usually provided by a junior professorship, by a habilitation or equivalent degrees.

The successful applicant will either be employed as Federal civil servant (Bundesbeamte) or as employee based on the Collective Agreement for Public Services (Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst Bund – TVöD Ost), depending on the requirements met. Remuneration for this position is based on the German Federal Remuneration System, remuneration grade B2, with a basic annual salary of € 87,425. According to applicable legislation, moving expenses can be reimbursed. Requests for part-time employment will be considered if compatible with the position to be filled. BMEL, FLI and EMAU are aiming at increasing the percentage of women in leading positions and explicitly encourage qualified women to apply. Severely disabled applicants with equal qualification and adequate physical fitness will be given preferential [...] consideration.

For more information, please contact the Chairman of the Search Commission, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Thomas C. Mettenleiter (email: ThomasC.Mettenleiter@fli.bund.de).

Please send your application with proof of qualification, especially CV, certified copies or translations of original certificates, list of publications, names and contact information for at least three references, summary describing research plans, and a statement of teaching philosophy until 07.06.2016 under the reference code 03/16 to

The chairman of the Appointment Commission
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Thomas C. Mettenleiter, President and Professor
Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut
Südufer 10
17493 Greifswald-Insel Riems

or by email as PDF document: ThomasC.Mettenleiter@fli.bund.de.

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How to apply:
Please send your application with proof of qualification, especially CV, certified copies or translations of original certificates, list of publications, names and contact information for at least three references, summary describing research plans, and a statement of teaching philosophy until 07.06.2016 under the reference code 03/16 to

The chairman of the Appointment Commission
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Thomas C. Mettenleiter, President and Professor
Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut
Südufer 10
17493 Greifswald-Insel Riems

or by email as PDF document: ThomasC.Mettenleiter@fli.bund.de.
 
Send application to
For more information, please contact the Chairman of the Search Commission, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Thomas C. Mettenleiter (email: ThomasC.Mettenleiter@fli.bund.de).
 

Job profile


Working hours
Full-Time
Contract duration
Permanent
Type of job
Head of Section/Department
Work experience
jobexperience is required
Region
Germany (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern)
Working place
17493 Greifswald-Insel Riems
Area of expertise
Biology & Life Sciences, Human medicine, Veterinary Medicine
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