Postdoc position | Genetics of Host-Microbe Interactions

Scientist Berlin
Immunobiology and Infection Biology & Medicine

Job Code: 420-2021

Job Offer from March 23, 2021

The Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology (MPIIB) in Berlin-Mitte is an institution of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science and is one of the leading research institutes in the field of immunology and infectious diseases.

We are offering full time Postdoctoral position in the Iatsenko Lab.

The Latsenko Lab at the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology (Berlin, Germany) is looking for a motivated post-doctoral candidate (m/f/d) to study host-microbe and microbe-microbe interactions in the Drosophila model. We are seeking highly qualified and motivated applicants with strong experimental lab skills in the fields of Drosophila genetics, molecular biology, or microbiology. Candidates with interests in mechanisms of microbial pathogenesis and microbe-microbe interactions (microbiologist) or the regulation of innate immune responses (Drosophila geneticist) are encouraged to apply. The exact research topic will be decided together with the candidate depending on the candidate’s interests. 

The successful candidate will join a recently-established, vibrant research team using genetics, genomics, and molecular biology tools to investigate the molecular mechanisms of host-microbe interactions in the Drosophila melanogaster model. 

The position is available for the successful candidate immediately and is initially funded for 2 years with a possibility of extension. 

We also offer a stimulating international and multi-disciplinary research environment on a thriving campus in the heart of Berlin. Compensation with all public service benefits under the Collective Agreement for the Public Sector (TVöD Bund) depending on qualification and transfer of tasks up to pay group E13 TVöD (Bund).

As an equal opportunity employer, the Max Planck Society is committed to employing more individuals with disabilities. We, therefore, encourage individuals with disabilities to apply. The Max Planck Society also strives for gender and diversity equality. We welcome applications from all backgrounds.

Applications will be accepted exclusively via our online application portal.

Interested candidates should upload a curriculum vitae, a statement of interest, future goals, and the names and contact information of at least three references familiar with candidates’ scientific abilities.

The position is supposed to be filled at the earliest possible date. The deadline for application is April 23, 2021.

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