Dr. Dorota Kmiec at the Institute of Molecular Virology (directed by Profs. Kirchhoff and Münch) at Ulm University Medical Centre 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 the mechanisms responsible for innate immune evasion of human coronaviruses. The project will involve cutting edge molecular biology techniques and diverse cellular and biochemical assays, as well as advanced in vitro infection platforms.

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 (including SARS-CoV-2) in Biosafety Level 3 laboratories
  • a diverse, inclusive and international research environment
  • Starting date: Summer 2024
  • Salary and benefits are provided according to the German TV-L system (65%)
  • a workplace health promotion
  • 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 deadline: 15.04.2024

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

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

Die Einstellung erfolgt über die Verwaltung des Klinikums im Auftrag des Landes Baden-Württemberg. Personen mit Schwerbehinderung 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.