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Postdoc position

The Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology – Hans Knöll Institute – (HKI, investigates the pathobiology of human-pathogenic fungi and identifies targets for the development of novel natural product-based antibiotics. The Department of Molecular and Applied Microbiology invites talented and highly gifted candidates to apply for a

Postdoc position

starting from September for two years initially.

The successful candidate will work within the framework of a BMBF-funded collaborative research project ( on the therapeutic and diagnostic exploitation of antigen-reactive T cells

Main topics of the project may include:

•   Characterisation of the T-cell reactivity of antigen fractions of the human-pathogenic fungus Aspergillus fumigatus
•   Serological proteome analyses for the identification of immunogenic protein antigens of pulmonary pathogens
•   Recombinant production of A. fumigatus protein antigens
•   Development of a T-cell based assay for the diagnosis of mould-associated diseases

Our requirements: PhD in natural sciences/life sciences (Chemistry, Biochemistry, Microbiology, or Molecular Biology). Good knowledge in standard techniques of microbiology, immunology, biochemistry and molecular biology are expected. We would welcome a highly motivated co-worker with excellent communications skills and the ability to work on an interdisciplinary project.

We offer you a challenging project, which involves partners from several universities and clinics, state-of-the-art instrumentation, and great work opportunities in a dynamic research institute with high reputation. As a postdoc you will be a member of the Friedrich Schiller university graduate academy, which offers excellent competence courses. The successful candidate will be hosted in the Department of Molecular and Applied Microbiology (Prof. Axel A. Brakhage).

Salary is paid according to German TV-L (salary agreement for public service employees). As an equal opportunity employer the HKI is committed to increase the percentage of female scientists and therefore especially encourages them to apply.

Further information: Dr. Olaf Kniemeyer | +49 3641 532 1071 |

Complete applications in English or German should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a complete list of publications, brief statement of research experiences, a list of three potential references, full academic record (copies of degree certificates), and should be submitted by 13.11.2016 via
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About Leibniz-Institut für Naturstoff-Forschung und Infektionsbiologie

The Leibniz-Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology (HKI) identifies and investigates natural products produced by microorganisms, mainly fungi, to understand their role as mediators of biological communication and to use them for the elucidation of cellular processes. Furthermore, scientists at the Institute are interested in understanding the pathobiology of...

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