Positions available at
Shandong University Helmholtz Institute of Biotechnology
The laboratory of Antiviral Research at Shandong University - Helmholtz Institute of Biotechnology (SHIB), located in Qingdao and affiliated with the State Key Laboratory of Microbial Technology, invitesapplications for Post-Doc and Research Assistanton a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance.
SHIB is dedicated to the research and development of novel anti-invectives to face this challenge by creating synergies between the founding partners in Germany and China and by identifying and developing novel avenues of anti-infective therapy.
The laboratory of Antiviral Research at SHIB, directed by Prof Ralf Altmeyer, is seeking talented, dynamic and highly motivated candidates to establish a new research group that is dedicated to target identification and drug development for pediatric viral infections, in particular Enterovirus 71 (hand Foot and Mouth Disease) Respiratory Syncytial Virus (Bronchiolitis). The successful candidates should have a solid experience in the fields of molecular and cellular biology and/or virology, including technological expertise in cell and virus culture, nucleic acid and immune detection techniques. The primary selection criterion will be scientific excellence and the perceived ability to augment the intellectual creativity, skills, and innovation potential of SHIB but we are particularly interested in candidates seeking international experience, applying innovative approaches to understand the cell biology of virus-host interactions and to translate novel discoveries to drug candidates for clinical development.
The current position isopen until 30 June 2015. Applications should include the following documents arranged in the specified order into ONE SINGLE file to be sent by email firstname.lastname@example.org@sdu.edu.cn:
1.A cover letter (one page) describing your most significant scientific accomplishment and the qualifications that make you particularly well suited for this job;
2.A curriculum vitae and publication list highlighting the most important publications, conference presentations and patents
3.A letter of motivation (one page) detailing career objectives
Applicants will be notified quickly if they are selected for interview.
About Helholtz Association
The Helmholtz Association is Germany's largest scientific research organization, totaling 36,000 staff in 18 research centers working in the fields of Aeronautics, Space and Transport, Earth and Environment, Energy, Key Technologies, Structure of Matter and Health. The Helmholtz Centre for Infection (HZI) is headquartered in Braunschweig and regroups four research centers including the Helmholtz Centre for Helmholtz Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland (HIPS). A long-standing scientific collaboration between HIPS and Shandong University State Key Laboratory for Biotechnology has built a solid foundation for this joint research institute.
About Shandong University
Shandong University is a key comprehensive university in China with a long history which started in 1864 with the establishment of its medical school. Shandong University comprises 8 campuses in Shandong province including the Jinan Central Campus and the Qingdao Campus. Shandong University has developed first-class research and education capabilities in the fields of liberal arts, science, engineering and medicine, including the State Key Laboratory for Biotechnology.