Dr. Dorota Kmiec at the Institute of Molecular Virology (directed by Profs. Kirchhoff and Münch) is looking for a highly motivated
PhD student (f/m/d)

The University Hospital Ulm and its employees stand for a modern and high quality patient care, excellent university research and medical education focused on the future as well as apprenticeships in attractive professional fields. The requirements for this are qualified and committed employees.
to work on a project aiming to discover and characterize innate immune RNA-binding proteins controlling RNA virus infections. The project encompasses next-generation sequencing and bioinformatic-based approaches to identify novel antiviral factors, diverse cellular and biochemical assays to study their mechanism of action, and advanced in vitro infection platforms to determine possible evasion strategies of human viruses.

We offer:
  • the possibility to work on exciting projects using cutting edge technologies including cell-based virus infection platforms, next-generation sequencing, confocal imaging and single-cell technologies
  • research on relevant human viral pathogens (HIV, SARS-CoV-2) in Biosafety Level (BSL) 2 and 3 laboratories
  • a diverse, inclusive and international research environment
  • payment according to the collective Agreement TV-L
  • a workplace health promotion
  • numerous training and continuing education opportunities
  • support concerning the compatibility of job and family

Required qualifications and skills are:
  • Master or Diploma degree in Molecular Medicine, Biology, Biochemistry, or related subjects
  • Strong interest in immunology, virology and molecular biology
  • Self-motivated work, maturity and personal responsibility, effective self-organization, independent thinking and information seeking, interest to solve complex scientific problems and excellent communication skills

The successful candidate is expected to work under BSL2 and BSL3 conditions following strict safety guidelines. We welcome applications from people with disabilities if the requirements to work in BSL3 facilities can be met. Prior experience in working with human pathogens and cell culture are advantageous but not essential.

Contract: limited
Level of employment: part-time
application: 31.01.2023

Are you interested?
Then apply with a cover letter, CV, references and contact information in the English language using our online form here:

For questions about the position: dorota.kmiec@uni-ulm.de

Die Einstellung erfolgt durch die Verwaltung des Klinikums im Namen und im Auftrag des Landes Baden-Württemberg. Schwerbehinderte Bewerber/Innen (w/m/d) werden bei gleicher Eignung vorrangig eingestellt. Das Universitätsklinikum Ulm strebt die Erhöhung des Frauenanteils in den Bereichen an, in denen sie unterrepräsentiert sind. Entsprechend qualifizierte Frauen werden um ihre Bewerbung gebeten. Vollzeitstellen sind grundsätzlich teilbar. Eine an die Befristung anschließende Weiterbeschäftigung ist möglich.