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Institution Faculty of Medicine - Max von Pettenkofer Institute at LMU Munich
Remuneration group TV-L
Full-time / Part-time Full-time (100%)
Start date As soon as possible
Application deadline 2023-06-30

About us:

The Max von Pettenkofer Institute, Virology, at LMU Munich, Germany, offers a Postdoctoral Position in Molecular HIV Research in the laboratory of Prof. Oliver T. Keppler.

We are interested in understanding the fundamental biology of HIV in primary cells of the immune system, including resting CD4 T cells, macrophages and dendritic cells (Nature Medicine 2012 Nov;18(11):1682-7, J Leukoc Biol. 2015 Jul;98(1):5-14; Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 Mar 7;114(10):2729-2734). Recently, we have developed innovative methodology that now allows unprecedented studies into the function of cellular genes for HIV-1 infection in resting CD4 T cells (Nature Methods 2022; 19: 81–89), monocytic cells and CD34-positive stem cell precursors.

We are looking for you:

Postdoctoral Position in Molecular HIV Research (m/f/x)

in Munich

Your tasks and responsibilities:

We seek to gain further insight into the molecular mechanisms that regulate HIV restriction, susceptibility and latency of these important primary target cells ex vivo and, in collaboration, in humanized mouse models.

Your qualifications:

The successful candidate will have an outstanding track record and practical experience in virology, ideally HIV, molecular biology or immunology. We expect strong communication skills and a high-level of intrinsic motivation.


We offer cutting-edge and internationally competitive research with high biomedical relevance in a stimulating and interactive scientific environment.

Also possible in a part-time capacity.

People with disabilities who are equally as qualified as other applicants will receive preferential treatment.


Please send your applications with full CV including list of publications, letter of motivation, and academic references until June 30, 2023 to

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