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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 2022-12-31

About us:

The Department of Virology (chair: Prof. Oliver T. Keppler)
of the Max von Pettenkofer Institute at LMU Munich, Germany
 
 offers a
 
PhD Position in Molecular HIV Research (m/f/d)
 
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 and macrophages (Nature Medicine2012 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), macrophages and CD34-positive precursor cells.

We are looking for you:

PhD 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 target cells ex vivo and, in collaboration, in humanized mouse models. 

Your qualifications:

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

Benefits:

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.

Contact:

Please send your applications with full CV including list of publications, letter of motivation, and academic references until 31.12.2022 to keppler@mvp.lmu.de.

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