Fachbereich Veterinärmedizin - Institut für Virologie
Doctoral Student (Praedoc) (m/f/d) 65%-part-time job limited to 4 years
Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L FU Reference code: WE05/DFG-FOR5130-E
The Institute of Virology of the Department of Veterinary Medicine at the
Freie Universität Berlin (Head: Prof. Dr. Benedikt Kaufer) has an immediate
vacancy for a PhD position (TVL-13, 65%). The position is part of the DFG
research group ImmunoChick (FOR5130) "Unravelling the avian immune response
in the context of infection". In this project, the new researcher will i)
determine the role of γδ T cells in Marek's disease virus (MDV) infection,
ii) investigate whether these cells are important for vaccine protection, and
iii) decipher whether αβ T cells are essential for MDV pathogenesis. To
achieve these goals, we will use novel αβ and γδ T cell knockout chickens as
well as molecular and immunological methods. The experiments will not only
contribute to our understanding of the role of these T cell populations in MDV
pathogenesis and vaccine protection, but will also increase the knowledge on
the life cycle of this highly oncogenic virus.
The candidate will perform state-of-the-art research on the role of T cell
populations in Marek's Disease Virus (MDV) pathogenesis in the context of
the DFG research group ImmunoChick (FOR5130). In the project, the Praedoc is
also involved in the planning, execution and evaluation of the scientific
experiments, and report writing. Furthermore, the scientific results will be
disseminated, presented and published.
completed university degree in the natural sciences (diploma/master's
degree) or degree in veterinary medicine (veterinary license).
• above-average grades and interest in independent, scientific work
• experience in handling cell cultures and virological assays.
• experience with animal experiments including chickens (ideally with FELASA
Cat. B course or equivalent)
• good communication skills
• team player who is able to formulate clear scientific hypotheses and
collaborate effectively with other DFG Research Group partners.
• good command of written and spoken English.
• german language skills are an advantage.
Applications should be sent by e-mail, together with significant documents,
indicating the reference code , in PDF format (preferably as one
document) to Prof. Dr. Benedikt Kaufer: firstname.lastname@example.org.
On the given occasion and for the duration of the essential on-site operations
by Freie Universität Berlin, we kindly ask you to apply electronically by
e-mail. The processing of a postal application cannot be guaranteed.
Freie Universität Berlin
Institut für Virologie
Mr. Prof. Dr. Benedikt Kaufer
Robert von Ostertag-Str. 7-13
Haus 35, 14163 Berlin (Düppel)
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Freie Universität Berlin is an equal opportunity employer.
Stellenausschreibung vom: 12.09.2021