A Postdoctoral Scientist and a Technical Assistant at Institute of Virology in Hannover Medical School.

Institute of Virology in the group of Cell Biology of Viral Infections Hannover Medical School (MHH), founded in 1965, is one of the world's leading university medical centres. Our outstanding success in interdisciplinary collaboration both within the MHH and with
extramural scientific institutions is reflected in the fact that the MHH is the German medical university with the largest volume of grant funding. The Institute of Virology hosts 7 research teams funded by the DFG, the EU, Volkswagenstiftung, Wilhelm-Sander-Stiftung and the BMBF and working on important human pathogenic viruses such as the KSHV, HCMV, HSV, HCV, HIV, and adenoviruses.

In the Sodeik team, we study the herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection of epithelial cells and
neurons using digital life-cell imaging and dual-colour fluorescent viral strains, electron microscopy, and biochemical assays reconstituting key aspects of the viral life cycle. Our success in our scientific endeavours’ is built on curiosity, innovation, and diverse approaches to do science. We offer a nice, dynamic team driven by collaborative efforts.

Opening for a Postdoctoral Scientist
Within the ERA NanoSci+ project on Nanocommunication: How viral particles convince cells to let them inside in collaboration with the Vrije Universiteit (Amsterdam), Oxford University and the Israel Technion Institute of Technology (Haifa) we are looking for a highly motivated scientist willing to work in a high-profile international, interactive team.
Your major task will be to analyse the interaction of HSV capsids with the nuclear pore, to identify the host nuclear import and pore factors interacting with HSV, and to understand viral genome release and import into the nucleus on a molecular level. The preferred candidate has a PhD degree and a strong scientific background in biochemistry, cell biology or virology. Hands-on experience studying the nuclear pore complex, RNAi, subcellular fractionation, fluorescence microscopy, and expression of recombinant proteins would be an asset.

Opening for a Technical Assistant, part-time
Within a national program project grant (German Research Council DFG-SPP 1175) on Dynamics of Cellular Membranes and their exploitation by viruses we are looking for a highly motivated assistant running the molecular biology branch of our group. You will be actively involved in our research project studying the function of HSV proteins in virus assembly. Your main responsibilities will be the generation and characterization of new HSV mutants using our bacterial artificial chromosome. You should be familiar with molecular biology techniques, such as cloning,
mutagenesis or quantitative RT-PCR, have a quick grasp on learning new techniques, able to work on your own and known for your accurate but yet efficient working style.

Both positions are available for three years starting in July 2009. Please feel free to call us for
further informal inquiries. Applications including a CV and three letters of recommendation should be sent to Beate Sodeik by June 10th, 2009.
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Dipl.-Biol. Beate Sodeik
Institute of Virology, OE 5230, Hannover Medical School
Carl-Neuberg-Str. 1, D-30625 Hannover, Germany
Phone: ++49 - (0) 511 - 532 2846 (office), x 2845 (lab), x 6736 (Institute)
FAX: ++49 - (0) 511 - 532 8736; Email: Sodeik.Beate@MH-Hannover.de
Homepage: http://www.mh-hannover.de/221.html


Roche searching for R&D of new potent antibody-based products for the treatment of cancer and autoimmune disease.

Roche, Switzerland “Make your mark. Improve lives.”

Who we are:
At Roche, 80,000 people across 150 countries are pushing back the frontiers of healthcare. Working together, we’ve become one of the world’s leading research-focused healthcare groups. Our success is built on innovation, curiosity and diversity, and on seeing each other’s differences as an advantage. To innovate healthcare, Roche has ambitious plans to keep learning and growing – and is seeking people who have the same goals for themselves.

The Position:
GLYCART biotechnology AG, a 100% affiliate of Roche Pharmaceuticals, is active in the research and development of new potent antibody-based products for the treatment of cancer and autoimmune disease. We offer a stimulating and truly international environment. Glycart is located in Schlieren/Zurich.

To further strengthen our organization we are looking for a Research Associate in Molecular Biology (temporary for 1 year, starting in August 2009 or earlier)

Who you are:
You’re someone who wants to influence your own development. You’re looking for a company where you have the opportunity to pursue your interests across functions and geographies, and where a job title is not considered the final definition of who you are, but the starting point.
In this position you will join a multinational team devoted to the design and generation of different kinds of expression systems for use in eukaryotic and prokaryotic hosts. You will be responsible for conducting the day-to-day construction of expression vectors for many different purposes such as antibody and antigen production in transiently transfected cell lines or the preparation of high quality expression vectors for the generation of stable cell lines. Also, you are supporting the team in generation of all necessary constructs to bring new projects ahead in development. An additional task in that position is the optimization of expression systems for use in bacterial high cell density fermentation processes.

For this demanding position in a dynamic environment we are looking for a research associate who holds a Bachelor/Master in biological sciences (or equivalent qualification, no PhD) with recent and extensive research laboratory experience. Industrial experience is preferred. Fluency in English and German is a must. Hands-on experience with standard molecular biology techniques (such as cloning, nucleic acid isolation, PCR and sequence analysis) is required and familiarity with biochemical methods (SDS-PAGE, Western Blot) and fermentation process is advantageous. You have a high degree of self-motivation, flexibility and are able to independently conduct experiments. You are also inquisitive and strive for continuous process improvement. In addition you interact effectively with a truly multinational team of scientists.

Job ID No.: 15405
Contact HR: M. Ceroni,
Phone: +41 61 687 34 58
The next step is yours.
To apply online today or learn about other exciting positions, please visit http://careers.roche.com
Research Associate in Molecular Biology (temp. for 1 year)


PhD Students in the IZKF BIOMAT at the RWTH Aachen University

The Interdisciplinary Centre for Clinical Research IZKF “BIOMAT.“
at the RWTH Aachen University invites applications for the position of several

PhD Students (m/f)

PhD Student. The IZKF “BIOMAT.” seeks qualified, highly motivated
PhD students with a master/diploma degree in biology, biochemistry
or related life sciences. The positions are available in the IZKF-funded
group of Prof. Dr. Thumann focusing on the establishment and
characteriza tion of cellular prosthesis for transplantation in the eye. The
candidate should be familiar with cell biology assays including ELISA,
fluores cence activated cell sorter and tissue culture. The candidate
must have good communication skills and should be able to work
constructively in a multi-disciplinary team.

RTWH Aachen University has been rewarded with the “Total-E-Quality-Award”
for its efforts with respect to gender equality. In cases of equal qualification,
aptitude and expertise of the applicants, female applicants will be given pre -
ferential treatment for those salary groups and careers in which females are
underrepresented, unless there are preponderant reasons to give preference
to another applicant. Please refer to § 8 Article 6 of the North Rhine-West -
phalian Equal Opportunities Act (Landesgleichstellungsgesetz NW).

RWTH Aachen University has been rewarded with the title “disability-friendly”
(Prädikat behindertenfreundlich) for its efforts with respect to training and
employment of severely disabled people. Applications from severely disabled
people with appropriate suitability are explicitly welcome. This also applies to
people with equal opportunities in accordance with § 2 SGB IX (Social Code).

Applications (English/German) must include a full CV, summary of the master/diploma thesis, name and address of two references, and should be submitted by mail to:

Augenklinik des Universitäts klinikums der RWTH Aachen,
Frau Univ.-Prof. Dr. Gabriele Thumann,
Pauwelstr. 30, 52074
Aachen, Gemany
E-Mail: gthumann@ukaachen.de

The Head of the Department will be appointed as a Full Professor (W3) of Biology of Plant Natural Products at The Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochem

The Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry (Halle/Saale)
invites applications as Department Head and Member of the Board of Directors

The Head of the Department will be appointed as a Full Professor (W3) of Biology of Plant Natural Products in a joint recruitment with the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (http://www.uni-halle.de) at the Institute of Pharmacy. The position is available from August 1, 2010.
The Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry carries out research on plant natural products, molecular interactions, plant microbe interactions and metabolic engineering.
Further information about the research mission of the institute is available at http://www.ipb-halle.de.

The institute provides
• excellent infrastructure from the existing programs in stress and developmental biology,
natural product biotechnology, bioorganic chemistry, and secondary metabolism,

• state of the art technology for analytical, synthetic and structural chemistry, proteomics,
metabolomics, biochemistry, informatics, as well as molecular and cell biology,

• an energetic working environment with a multidisciplinary approach to natural product,
molecular interaction, plant microbe interaction and gene function analyses.

We are interested in investigators with strong research programs in plant biochemistry,
biotechnology and molecular genetics. Candidates should have a postdoctoral lecture
qualification (Habilitation) or equivalent degree with a track record of research as evidenced
by publications. The successful candidate will be expected to establish a competitive research
program and teach biochemistry and molecular biology of plant natural products. Active
cooperation in current research projects of the University Halle-Wittenberg will also be expected
(Collaborative Research Centre; Centre of Crop Plant Research).

Excellent knowledge is required in one or more of following areas: plant biochemistry, molecular biology, natural products and plant genetics. For further information contact Prof. Ludger Wessjohann (email: ludger.wessjohann@ipb-halle.de; phone: +49-345-5582-1300).

The University of Halle-Wittenberg strives to promote equal opportunities in science. Female
scientists are encouraged to apply. Candidates with an outstanding record of research
achievements should send a CV, list of publications with reprints of key papers, and a statement
of research interests and scientific goals until June 30, 2009.

Please submit your documents via email to

and send a letter of application to
Prof. Dr. Elmar Wahle
Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät I - Biowissenschaften
Wolfgang-Langenbeck-Str. 4
D-06120 Halle (Saale), Germany


1 Postdoctoral position in The group of Bernd Kreikemeyer at the Institute of Medical Microbiology, Virology and Hygiene, Medical Faculty University

The group of Bernd Kreikemeyer at the Institute of Medical Microbiology, Virology
and Hygiene, Medical Faculty University of Rostock invites applications for

1 Postdoctoral position (Molecular Microbiology and related fields)

The research will be performed in the framework of the BMBF „ERA-NET
PathoGenoMics 2“ program. Candidates will work in an international research consortium
environment with partners from Germany, France and Slovenia. The research topic in
Rostock is the identification and characterization of small non-coding RNAs (sncRNAs)
from the human pathogen Streptococcus pyogenes. We search for candidates who are
highly motivated and ambitious with the ability to work independently and lead a
project. Experience in all “omics” technologies is desired. We offer a highly interactive
and well-equipped research environment with access to already running transcriptomics-,
tiling array-, and proteomics-technologies. A keen interest in bioinformatics would be
a plus.

The position is available for an initial period of three years with a possibility of extension.
The payment is according to the public German service scale (TV-L). Start: April 2009
or later.

For further questions please contact:
PD Dr. Bernd Kreikemeyer

Handicapped applicants with equal qualifications will be preferred.
The University of Rostock does not reimburse application costs.

Please send your CV to:
Universität Rostock, Medizinische Fakultät
Dezernat Personalwesen,
Schillingallee 35,
Postfach 10 08 88, 18055 Rostock
Bewerbungsschluss: 4 Wochen nach Erscheinen


Graduate Study Program in Molecular Biology (Aufbaustudium Molekularbiologie) at the ZMNH/UKE

In October 2009 the two-year Graduate Study Program in Molecular Biology (Aufbaustudiengang Molekularbiologie) starts at the Zentrum für Molekulare Neurobiologie (ZMNH), University Medical Center Hamburg- Eppendorf (UKE).

The program is open for students after completion of their studies in medicine or natural sciences with documentation of an approved position either as doctoral student, as medical staff with an MD degree or a PhD degree in the natural or life sciences, engineering or computer sciences. The study program covers topics of interest in the fields of neuro - biology, oncology, immunology and others. An essential part of the program is a 2 year project study, for instance a PhD thesis or clinical studies at the University of Hamburg. This course will be of particular value to those who plan a career in academic biomedical research or in industry.

Interested applicants are requested to send their applications, including CV/certificates, to: Sekretariat des Aufbaustudiengangs Molekularbiologie,
Frau Kathrin Hilke-Steen, ZMNH, Martinistr. 52, 20246 Hamburg

For further information please visit our website:
or contact: PD Dr. Irmgard Hermans-Borgmeyer
Closing date for all applications: August 15, 2009