Our mission as research center: Discover personalized medical solutions for environmentally triggered diseases to promote a healthier society in a rapidly changing world.

The Institute of Virology is looking for a highly motivated postdoc (f/m/x) with a strong background in host-microbe interactions to work on a project investigating phage-bacteria-host interactions using in vitro, in vivo and ex vivo systems. In contrast to the classical approaches commonly used in phage research, we are using single-cell technologies, multi-omics methods, culture-independent techniques, and machine learning to study phages and their interaction with the bacterial and human host for developing novel therapeutics. Ultimately, we are aiming to develop personalized phage-based treatments against infections by multi-resistant bacteria and for manipulating the human microbiome in dysbiosis associated diseases.

Postdoctoral Position in host-microbe interactions (f/m/x) 101559

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Your responsibilities

The successful applicant is expected to

  • develop and use suitable model systems including tissue cultures, organoids, and animal models for evaluating the efficacy of phages and phage cocktails
  • study the molecular mechanisms of the interaction and crosstalk between phage, bacteria and host target cells using multi-omics approaches.

Your qualifications

  • PhD in microbiology, virology, molecular biology, or a related field
  • Strong skills in developing and applying in vitro, in vivo and ex vivo models
  • Excellent written and verbal communication English skills
  • Two first-author papers in an international peer reviewed journal

Other desirable skills:

  • Experience with flowcytometry, confocal microscopy, RNA-seq, different immunological assays and synthetic biology
  • Excellent understanding of key biological pathways
  • Detailed oriented and good problem-solving skills
  • Advanced organizational and analytical skills
  • Ability to design relevant methodological approaches to answer complex biological question

What we offer you

work-life balance
flexible working hours & working-time models
continuous education and training
30 days annual leave
on-site health management service
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Munich, with its numerous lakes and its vicinity to the Alps, is considered to be one of the cities with the best quality of life worldwide. With its first-class universities and world-leading research institutions it offers an intellectually stimulating environment.

Provided that the prerequisites are fulfilled, a salary level up to E 13 is possible. Social benefits are based on the collective agreement for the federal public service (TVöD). The position is (initially) limited to 1 Jahr, under certain circumstances an extension can be arranged.

To promote diversity, we welcome applications from talented people regardless of gender, cultural background, nationality, ethnicity, sexual identity, physical abilities, religion and age. Qualified applicants with physical disabilities will be given preference.
If you have obtained a university degree abroad, we require further documents from you regarding the recognition of the degree. Please request the recognition as early as possible.

If you have further questions, simply contact Fr. Dr. Li Deng, 089 3187-49195, who will be happy to be of assistance.
Helmholtz Zentrum München
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH)
Institute of Virology
Ingolstädter Landstraße 1

85764 Oberschleißheim

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