Better together. For life.

PhD student positions in Infection Biology


Doktorandenstellen in der Infektionsbiologie (w/m/d)

Part-time| Location: Hamburg-Eppendorf| Research Training Group “Humans and Microbes“ (RTG 2771, funded by DFG)

At the UKE, we are convinced that successful and fulfilling work should be harmonised with the personal needs and individual life plans of all employees. Together we can make this possible.

Every day a little more. Every day a little better.

What to expect

We are the UKE – the University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf [Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf]. A pulsating centre of health in the heart of Hamburg. When you are surrounded by that much energy and when progress sets the pace, no two days are the same. More than 14,100 employees with very different responsibilities are united by the same goal: ensuring health and well-being.

Positions in the following research projects are available (7 positions will be directly located at the UKE):

(1) Control of Yersinia translocon activity and immune recognition

(2) Interplay between Yersinia enterocolitica and the autophagosomal/lysosomal system in epithelial host cells and organoids

(3) Characterisation of Fic-enzyme targets from Legionella

(4) Proteome-based analysis of Borrelia phagosome compaction

(5) Dissecting the trafficking events leading to herpesvirus secondary envelopment

(6) Role of importin-α7 in influenza A virus ribonucleoprotein complex assembly and nuclear trafficking

(7) Investigation of the BK-Virus life cycle and antiviral mechanisms of BKV specific inhibitors in human primary cells and kidney organoids

(8) Key determinants in vesicular trafficking in the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum

(9) Spatiotemporal dynamics of the SARS-CoV-2 nucleocapsid interactome

More information about the Research Training Group “Humans and Microbes“ can be found at: http://grk2771.de/

Positions are temporary for three years with the option of up to one year extension.

What we look forward to

  • Excellent scientific degree (Master’s degree or equivalent in biology, biochemistry, microbiology or a related subject)
  • Highly motivated
  • Strong interest in the broad range of topics and techniques in cellular and molecular infection biology
  • Conscientious and structured work
  • Commitment, team and communication skills, independence and flexibility
  • Competent language abilities in English

What we can offer

  • Regular pay according to TVöD/VKA; attractive company pension plan and various employee discounts
  • 30 days of vacation
  • Structured doctoral training in the integrated graduate college of the SFB1328 as well as in the Hamburg School for Immunity and Infection (HSII)
  • Central location: Our clinic is centrally located at the beautiful Eppendorfer Park
  • Sustainable travel: subsidies for the HVV-ProfiTicket and Dr. Bike bicycle service; option to lease a service bike
  • Crisis-proof workplace, meaningful activity, appreciative interaction and open exchange of knowledge within the team; structured induction training
  • Opportunity to actively shape and develop the working environment within the framework of our employee program (UKE INside).
  • Family-friendly working environment: cooperation on childcare, free vacation care, advice for employees with relatives in need of care
  • Excellent health, prevention and sports offers
  • Healthy and varied lunch break: In addition to our canteen, there is a rich selection of culinary offerings just a few steps away, for example the "Health Kitchen" cafés and bistros, as well as other snack bars, bakers, a supermarket, etc.

The UKE

We are the UKE - and we stand for excellent competence in the areas of research, teaching and comprehensive health care in our clinics. Every day our 14.100 employees strive to make the world a little healthier by their contribution.

It is our aim to be one of the leading University Medical Centers and, at the same time, the best employer in our industry. At the UKE, we are convinced that successful and fulfilling work should be harmonised with the personal needs and individual life plans of all employees. And as different as these are, as diverse is our range of individual solutions.

Better together. For life.
Welcome to the UKE.


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We live and value diversity
We offer a work environment providing equal opportunities regardless of age, gender, sexual identity, disability, origin or religion. This is affirmed by our accession to the Charter of Diversity.

We explicitly strive to increase the proportion of women in management positions, especially among scientific staff in research and teaching.

The same applies in case of an underrepresentation of one's gender in the advertising area. People with severe disabilities will be considered with priority in case of equal suitability, qualification and professional performance.
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Your Perspective

Hamburg and its UKE. As one of the largest employers in the Hanseatic city, we stand for excellent competence in the areas of research, teaching and comprehensive health care in our clinics. Every day our 14.100 employees strive to make the world a little healthier by their contribution.

With more than 140 different job profiles – in nursing, the various healthcare professions, in medical and medical-technical services or therapeutic and educational professions as well as in research and teaching up to a career in administration or in the technology and service area – we are the ideal place for everyone who wants to keep getting better with us.

Better together. For life.
Welcome to the UKE.


> Find out more about the different professions and prospects at the UKE here

Contact

Dr. Dorthe Labonté (d.labonte@uke.de), Dr. Katja Giersch (kgiersch@uke.de) or to Prof. Martin Aepfelbacher (m.aepfelbacher@uke.de)

Please note that your application can only be considered if you are fully immunised against the SARS-CoV-2 virus (at the latest at the start of engagement), supported by valid official vaccination certificate(s). Please submit these with your application.

We look forward to receiving your complete application by 22.08.2022 stating reference code WS22598_engl.

Apply now for the advertised position from the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE). Better together. For life.
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