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At the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI, www.helmholtz-hzi.de) in Braunschweig, scientists study bacterial and viral pathogens, their interactions with the host organism, and innate and adaptive immune response mechanisms. With its long-standing history in natural product research, the HZI and its subsidiaries, Helmholtz Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarbrücken (HIPS) and TWINCORE Centre for Experimental and Clinical Infection Research in Hannover, also energetically pursue the discovery and development of novel drug lead candidates with the ultimate goal of translating basic research results into clinical practice. Most recently the Helmholtz Institute for RNA-based Infection Research (HIRI) was jointly founded with the Julius-Maximilians University in Würzburg.
The HZI with more than 900 employees is jointly financed by the Federal Government (90%), the State Government of Lower Saxony (9%) and the State Government of Saarland (1%). The HZI is a member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, Germany's largest non-university scientific organisation. Furthermore the HZI is one of 35 partner institutions joining forces in the field of infection research within the German Centre for Infection Research (Deutsches Zentrum für Infektionsforschung - DZIF).
The Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research invites applications for the position of independent
in the field of Infectious Disease Research
for its sites in Braunschweig, Hannover, Saarbrücken and Würzburg.
The candidates, highly qualified junior scientists holding a PhD or MD, should have an excellent scientific track record, at least two years of postdoctoral experience in the above-mentioned research area plus proven international experience.
The Junior Groups will be funded for a period of 6 years. Funding for each group includes the position of the group leader (tenure track option), a postdoctoral scientist, a technician and a PhD student as well as consumables and instrumentation for 6 years.
The Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research is strongly committed to increase the proportion of female faculty members and therefore encourages applications by female candidates. Candidates with disabilities will be given preference, provided they are equally qualified.
Applications, including a full CV, list of publications, a brief outline of future research interests (max. 2 pages) and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mails of three referees should be sent by March 10, 2017 to HZI, Human Resources Department, Inhoffenstrasse 7, D-38124 Braunschweig, Germany or electronically (maximum of three documents, /lt;10 MB total size, sent to JobsHZI@helmholtz-hzi.de).
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For additional information please contact the Scientific Director of the HZI, Prof. Dr.
Dirk Heinz: firstname.lastname@example.org.