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PhD Student Position In Influenza Virus Research

PhD Student Position


In Influenza Virus Research

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 candidate with a high degree of curiosity and eagerness to learn and make fundamental scientific discoveries. The candidate should have a master degree in life sciences (biology, microbiology, veterinary medicine or medicine) or an equivalent qualification. Previous experience in virology, molecular and cell biology is essential. Practical experiences in animal models would be an asset.

The position will be for 3 years in the research group “Viral Zoonoses – One Health” (head: Prof. Dr. Gülsah Gabriel). Focus of the research group “Viral Zoonoses – One Health” is to understand the molecular mechanisms of zoonotic virus interspecies transmission from animal-to-man. Payment and social benefits will be in accordance with the regulations of the German TV-AVH (salary agreement for public service employees).

If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Gülsah Gabriel directly (Email:

Handicapped applicants with otherwise similar professional qualification and competence will be preferred.

Please send your CV, a short description of previous experiences and technical skills as well as contact details of two or three referees. Please submit your application by June 30th, 2018.

Heinrich Pette Institute
Leibniz Institute for Experimental Virology
Personnel Department
Martinistraße 52
20251 Hamburg

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