Master Student - Viral Immunology

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Master Student

- Viral Immunology -

The Heinrich Pette Institute - Leibniz Institute for Experimental Virology (HPI), is committed to research on the biology of different human viruses, the pathogenesis of viral diseases, the physiological defense reaction of organisms and associated problems ( The HPI offers the opportunity to perform cutting-edge research in an extremely stimulating work environment equipped with state-of-the-art technology and an excellent animal facility.

We are looking for a highly motivated, team-oriented Master student of Biology/Biotechnology (or equivalent). Our position is to be filled for up to six month in the “Viral Immunology” group (head: Prof. Marcus Altfeld) with the possibility of extension. Our group is an international group, where the official language is English.

Work in the research group of Marcus Altfeld focuses on the characterization of protective immune responses against human pathogenic viruses (particularly HIV-1, hepatitis C and influenza viruses). The Master student will be involved in a project investigating the role of NK cells in the HIV-1 cure field.
If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Glòria Martrus directly (Email:

The Heinrich-Pette-Institute promotes the professional equality between women and men. Therefore especially women are encouraged to apply. Handicapped applicants will be preferred in otherwise similar qualification, competence and professional performance.
How to apply:
Please send your CV, a short description of previous experiences and technical skills as well as contact details of two or three referees by November 1rst, 2016.

Contact detail

How to apply:
Send application to
Heinrich Pette Institute – Leibniz Institute for Experimental Virology
Personnel Department
Martinistraße 52
20251 Hamburg

Job profile

Working hours
Contract duration
Type of job
Diploma Thesis/Master's Thesis
Work experience
job experience is not required
Germany (Hamburg)
Working place
20251 Hamburg
Area of expertise
Biology & Life Sciences

About HEINRICH-PETTE-INSTITUT - Leibniz Institut für Experimentelle Virologie

Das Heinrich-Pette-Institut (HPI) - Leibniz Institut für Experimentelle Virologie, widmet sich der Erforschung der Biologie humaner Virusarten, der Pathogenese von Viruserkrankungen, der Abwehrreaktion des Organismus und damit zusammenhängender Probleme. Ziel ist es, neue Ansatzpunkte für verbesserte Therapien und Diagnoseverfahren bei Viruserkrankungen und virus-assoziierten...

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