PhD Student Immunology

The Heinrich Pette Institute - Leibniz Institute for Experimental Virology (HPI), is committed to research on the biology of different human viruses as well as the pathogenesis of viral diseases ( The HPI offers the opportunity to perform cutting-edge research in a world-class research environment with excellent technical and animal facilities.

We are looking for a highly motivated, team-oriented student with a diploma/master degree (or equivalent), experience in at least one of the necessary disciplines and techniques thereof (molecular biology, immunology or virology). Experience in immunology and/or immunofluorescent microscopy would be welcome.

Our position is to be filled for up to three years in the “Virus Immunology” group (head: Prof. Marcus Altfeld) with the possibility of extension. Payment and social benefits will be in accordance with the regulations of the German TV-AVH (salary agreement for public service employees).
Work in the research group of Marcus Altfeld focuses on innate and adaptive immune responses, particularly on NK cell and dendritic cell responses against pathogens ( The specific PhD project will study the role of NK cells and dendritic cells in primary sclerosing cholangitis, a chronic liver disease.

If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Marcus Altfeld 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 application by December 15th, 2015.

Contact detail

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

Job profile

Working hours
Contract duration
Type of job
PhD Project
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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