Research Assistant (PhD), Institute of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiochemistry, Molecular Diagnostics, Department of Medicine

The research group of PD Dr. Skevaki at the Institute of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiochemistry, Molecular Diagnostics, at the Department of Medicine is currently accepting applications for a
Research Assistant (PhD student)

The third party funded position is offered for a period of 3 years, if no former times of qualification must be considered. The starting date is as soon as possible. The position is part-time (65 % of regular working hours) with salary and benefits commensurate with a public service position in the state Hesse, Germany (TV-H E 13, 65 %).

Activities and responsibilities

The duties include scientific services in research and education, in particular collaboration in the project 'Mitochondrial T-cell reprogramming in virus-induced COPD exacerbation/empysema progression' in the research area of the institute. This is a sub-project of the DFG-funded Clinical Research Group KFO309 'Virus-induced Lung injury: Pathobiology and Novel Therapeutic Strategies' ( (contact person is PD Dr. C. Skevaki:

The position is limited to a time period deemed adequate for the completion of a doctoral degree. As part of the assigned duties, there will be ample opportunity to conduct the independent scientific research necessary for the completion of a doctorate. The limitation complies to § 2, 1 WissZeitVG.

Qualification profile

The successful applicant will hold a Diploma, a MSc-degree or equivalent in natural sciences with experiences in immunology/virology, cell and/or molecular biological methods and, ideally, expertise in animal experiments. Disposition to own scientific qualification is expected.

We offer

The Philipps-University supports the professional development of young scientists, e.g. through the services of the Marburg Research Academy (MARA), the International Office and the offices for university didactics and personnel development.

We support women and strongly encourage them to apply. In areas where women are underrepresented, female applicants will be preferred in case of equal qualifications. Applicants with children are welcome – Philipps-University is certified as a family-friendly university. Sharing a full-time position (§ 8 Abs. 2 S. 1 HGlG) as well as a reduction of working time is possible. Applicants with a disability as described in SGB IX (§ 2 Abs. 2, 3) will be preferred in case of equal qualifications. Application and interview costs can not be refunded.

Send application to

Feel free to contact PD Dr. Skevaki at +49 (0) 6421-58 63850 for more information.

Please send your application mentioning registration number fb20-0040-wmz-2020 as a single PDF file to or by mail to the Institute of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiochemistry, Molecular Diagnostics, Department of Medicine, Philipps-University of Marburg, Prof. Dr. Harald Renz, Baldingerstraße, 35043 Marburg until 09.04.2020

While applying for the job please refer to jobvector and use the following reference number: fb20-0040-wmz-2020

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