„Knowledge becomes health“ – we are filling this motto with life every day, developing new ideas and improv-ing old-established knowledge. The University Hospital Frankfurt has existed since 1914. Our around 7,500 employees contribute with their skills and knowledge to the 33 specialist clinics, theoretical clinical institutes, and administrative departments. The close connection of health care with research and teaching, as well as a climate of collegiality, internationality, and cross-professional cooperation characterize the university hospital.

PhD Position – Institute for Medical Virology

(We are targeting applicants of all genders)

Part time (65%) | initially limited to 36 months | Announcement number: 250-2023

We are seeking a motivated PhD Candidate to join our team, starting from the earliest possible date. You will be part of a collaborative project between the Institute for Medical Virology, the Goethe-University of Frankfurt and the Institute of Virology (Justus-Liebig-University Gießen ). The project is embedded within the LOEWE priority program CoroPan – Human and zoonotic coronaviruses , a research initiative between three pioneering Institutes in the research of emerging viruses. The main goal of the initiative is the development of effective strategies to combat and treat coronaviruses by gaining comprehensive understanding of their molecular biology and pathogenesis.

Your role

Working with infectious material in a BSL3-environment (coronaviruses)
Knockdown and overexpression of RNA binding proteins
Design and testing of potential antivirals
Scientific writing

Who you are

Completed master degree in Biology, Biochemistry or equivalent
Fluent in English, both oral and written
Experience in cell culture and molecular biology
Previous experience with work under S2/S3 conditions is advantageous
Due to legal regulations, a valid proof of measles immunity / measles vaccination is required

What we offer

Collective agreement :

In addition to an attractive salary based on a collective agreement with an annual special payment, you benefit from long-term security through company pension schemes

Mobility :

Free public transport in all Hessen (Free State Ticket Hessen)

Campus :

Our attractive university hospital campus offers a modern cafeteria, various cafes, and opportunities to rest in numerous green spaces. A walk on the riverside of the Main offers relaxation during breaks

Work-Life-Balance :

Part-time employment is possible, we offer childcare in our daycare center (more information can be found here), child care during holidays

Health Promotion : Benefit from our attractive health offers. We offer regular online and face-to-face courses on nutrition, relaxation, sports and exercise.

Professional development :

Internal and external training for your professional development

Women are underrepresented in these positions at the University Hospital Frankfurt. Applications from women are therefore particularly welcome. Disabled applicants are preferred if they have the same personal and professional qualifications.

Join our Team!

Use the time until March 29, 2023 to apply. Please state the announcement number, a possible starting time and your salary expectations. For further information, please contact PD Dr. Marek Widera ( marek.widera@kgu.de ).

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