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Post Date: Nov 22, 2017
Job Type: Full time
Degree Requirement: Ph.D.
Years Experience: 3+
Start Date: mid-2018
Salary: up to E14 TVöD
Location: Germany - Langen
Job Reference: 231
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The division is inviting applications for the position of a group leader (assistant professor equivalent) in Flavivirus Biology. We seek outstanding candidates who are asking fundamental questions in areas of beneficial and adverse immune responses, pathogenesis mechanisms, or safety and efficacy of innovative vaccination strategies.

The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a cutting-edge, externally funded research program that synergizes with the institute’s research priorities on pathogen-host interactions and experimental vaccines, therapies, and diagnostics.

Further information is to be found in the Research Programme of the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut as well as in the division's research description.

•Doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent)
•A Minimum of three years postdoctoral training
•Strong record of peer-reviewed publications
•Evidence of ability to obtain research funding is strongly recommended
•Written and spoken English language skills at C1 level
•International work experience and established collaborations as well as an interest in regulatory aspects are desired

A highly competitive start-up package is offered. BSL3 containment facilities are availaible, and university affiliation and habilitation are possible. The position is limited to 5 years. The standard working week is 39 hours; part-time work is possible in principle. Disabled persons shall be given preference if their skills and qualifications are equivalent to those of non-disabled candidates. The Paul-Ehrlich-Institut is an equal opportunity employer.

Did this job advert arouse your interest? Then go ahead and apply. We look forward to your application.
Online applications are welcome. You can comfortably upload your cover letter, CV, certificates, name and contact information for three references and a 5-page statement of your research interests using this link:

In case of project-related questions please contact Prof. Dr. Veronika von Messling (email:; phone: +49 6103 77-7400). For further information about the application process please contact Mrs. Sandra Krall-Choma (email:; phone: +49 6103 77-1106.
We look forward to your application.

Contact Details
Name: Paul-Ehrlich-Institut
Division: Veterenary Medicine
Address: Paul-Ehrlich-Straße 51-59
City: Langen
Zipcode: 63225
Country: Germany
Ph: +49 6103 77-7400