Doctoral researcher positions in the Research Training Group VIPERUniversity of Veterinary Medicine Hannover • Department of Pathology • Hannover

Germany Universities


October 31, 2021


Open Positions 30

Time Span 01 Apr 2022 for 3 years Application Deadline 31 Oct 2021 Financing yes Type of Position

  • PhD - Doctoral Programme
  • Field of Research

  • Mathematics / Natural Sciences
  • Medicine
  • Veterinary Medicine/Agriculture, Forestry, and Nutritional Sciences
  • Subjects Virology Description Students will develop key skills to tackle complex health issues caused by emerging and re-emerging viruses in an inter-disciplinary setting.

    The DFG Research Training Group (RTG) 2485 ‘Virus detection, pathogenesis and intervention' (VIPER) offers 30 doctoral researcher positions to commence in April 2022

    VIPER aims at training next generation scientists to tackle complex health issues caused by emerging and re-emerging viruses using an inter-disciplinary approach. The VIPER research projects are subdivided into three pillars:

    (I) virus discovery, host range and transmission (II) virus-host cell interactions and pathogenesis (III) immune interference and intervention strategies

    VIPER combines the long-term veterinary expertise in virology, pathology, clinic and wildlife research at the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover (TiHo). The Twincore Center for Experimental and Clinical Infection Research in Hannover and three leading partner institutions outside of Hannover (Heinrich-Pette-Institute Hamburg, Ruhr University Bochum and Ludwig- Maximilians-University Munich) further provide the participating students with opportunities to advance their scientific and collaborative skills, and promote their mobility and scientific independence. The VIPER research framework represents the core element of the training program, and is incorporated into the Hannover Graduate School of Veterinary Pathobiology, Neuroinfectiology and Translational Medicine (HGNI) of the TiHo and will lead to the academic degree of a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

    The HGNI offers top-level research, education and training by program specific seminars as well as an individualized curriculum comprising lab and soft-skill courses, congresses, symposia and summer schools. Communication and teaching language throughout HGNI is English. Upon graduation students are awarded a PhD – life and natural scientists may alternatively choose a Dr. rer. nat.

    Our expectations The RTG VIPER aims at highly motivated postgraduates with a background in Veterinary Medicine, Medicine, or Life Sciences. We are looking for enthusiastic candidates of all nationalities who have a keen interest in virology and molecular work. Excellent written and spoken English skills are required.

    Your application Applications are invited from 1st of September 2021 onwards through https: // www. tiho- netzwerke/viper-grk-2485/application/how-to-apply only. Please note that any other form of application will be disregarded. Applications close on 31th of October 2021. For further information, you can contact Theresa Störk (Scientific Coordinator of VIPER, Please see also www.

    Working Language

  • English
  • Language of Dissertation

  • English
  • Required Documents

  • CV
  • Reports, certificates
  • Letter of Motivation
  • More Information https: // www. tiho- netzwerke/viper-grk-2485/application/