Postdoctoral position - Virus-Host Interations

Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried

Developmental and Evolutionary Biology & GeneticsImmunobiology and Infection Biology & MedicineStructural and Cell BiologyPhysiologyChemistry


Type of Job


Postdoctoral position

Job Offer from March 15, 2017

The Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry is one of the leading research institutes within the fields of biochemistry, cell- and structural biology, and biomedicine. With its eight scientific departments, about 25 research groups, and a staff of around 850 people, the institute is one of the largest institutes within the Max Planck Society.

The Innate Immunity laboratory headed by Andreas Pichlmair at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry (from 2018 at the Technical University of Munich) is looking for a postdoctoral scientist to investigate virus-host interactions.

The position

The successful candidate will contribute to our efforts on studying mechanisms of determinants of viral pathogenicity of fulminant and persistent virus infections. We are particularly interested in interactions between viral and cellular nucleic acids and proteins, which are essential for the antiviral immune response as well as for virus restriction. Using omics technology including mass spectrometry and next generation sequencing coupled to bioinformatics analyses as versatile discovery pipelines we aim to identify key mechanisms of the antiviral immune response and will functionally characterize novel candidates employing a wide range of experiments including in vitro assays using recombinant proteins, cell culture and in vivo mouse models.

Your profile

The ideal candidate should hold a relevant PhD (or MD) degree and has an excellent publication record. Experience in innate immunity and/or virology is required. You should possess extensive knowledge and understanding of inflammatory and antiviral signaling mechanisms. Experience in mass spectrometry, NGS and/or bioinformatics are a plus. Solid analytical thinking, open-mindedness and creativity make you stand out. Intellectual contribution to the ongoing research projects is expected.

Our offer

The salary level will be according to TVöD (Bund) (public salary scale). The position is fixed term for one year with planned extension.

Our laboratory hosts international scientists with diverse, synergizing backgrounds that in sum allow performing high quality research. Working language is English. Munich is a friendly and international place with many attractions in the city and in its surroundings.

Your application

The Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply. The Max Planck Society is committed to employing more disabled individuals and especially encourages them to apply.

If you are interested, please send a CV, statement of research interests and contact information of three references as a pdf file using reference number 10.17 until 14th April 2017 to the e-mail .

Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry
Am Klopferspitz 18
82152 Martinsried

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