PhD in Infection Biology: Germany

The Division of Microbiology at the School of Biology/Chemistry, University of Osnabrück opens a position for a Research Assistant, PhD student (m/f/d)

About the role

Pay grade E13 TV-L, up to 65 %

For 3 years in a DFG-funded project within the priority programme SPP 2225 ‘Exit Strategies’.

Your tasks:

  • Analysis of cell exit strategies of the facultative intracellular pathogen Salmonella enterica
  • Collaboration in a subproject of the DFG priority programme SPP 2225 ‘Exit Strategies’
  • Development and application of reporter techniques for the analysis of cell exit at the level of single cells
  • Use of live cell microscopy and correlative light and electron microscopy for the analysis of intracellular lifestyle and cell egress
  • Characterisation of factors for stability of pathogen-containing compartments in Salmonella-infected host cells

Opportunity for studies to obtain the Dr. rer. nat (PhD) degree outside working hours will be given

Requirements for employment:

  • Completed scientific university studies in biology, biochemistry, chemistry or related fields.

Ideally you have:

  • experience in microbiology, biochemistry or cell biology
  • experience in analyses of bacterial pathogens
  • working experience with modern molecular biological methods
  • very good degrees
  • structured and independent way of working
  • team-oriented working style
  • good English communication skills

We offer you:

  • cooperation in a DFG priority programme with approx. 20 working groups
  • participation in a working group with diverse research activities to understand the virulence mechanisms of S. enterica
  • participation in structured doctoral programmes at the University of Osnabrück
  • state-of-the-art instrumental infrastructure (CellNanOs) in a cooperative working environment

The possibility of part-time employment is pointed out.

As a family-friendly university, the University of Osnabrück is committed to the compatibility of work/study and family.

The University of Osnabrück particularly wants to promote the professional equality of women and men. Therefore, it strives to increase the proportion of the gender that is underrepresented in the respective area.

Severely disabled applicants will be given preferential consideration if they are equally qualified.


Please send your application with the usual documents and two reference addresses to Michael Hensel. We look forward to receiving your application.

For further information on this vacancy, please contact Prof. Dr. Michael Hensel at +49 541 969 3940,

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