We are looking for a talented and highly motivated PhD student to join the newly established research group “Proteomics of Virus-Host Interaction” of Dr. Christian Schölz at the Max von Pettenkofer-Institute, Department of Virology at the LMU Munich. The position is initially funded for 36 months (TV-L E13, 65%) and is available in early 2017. The project seeks to identify new virus-host interactions, established during the viral lifecycle, focusing mainly, but not exclusively, on HIV infection. Using several techniques ranging from classical cell biological and biochemical methods towards state-of-the art analysis by e.g. mass spectrometry, we try to identify and characterize novel protein-protein interactions that are essential for viral progeny or the immunological surveillance. Identified targets will be analyzed in more detail to understand their function within the context of infection.
Special focus will be put on post-translational modifications (PTMs) that are modulated by the virus, rendering cellular signaling events, protein turnover and transcription levels (see also Schölz et al., Nat. Biotech. 33, 415-423 (2015); Schölz et al., Nat. Methods, 11, 1003-1004 (2015)).
- A master´s/diploma degree in life sciences or related disciplines
- Good theoretical and practical knowledge of molecular biological and biochemical methods
- Experience in cell culture techniques
- Experience in FACS would be an asset, but is not mandatory.
- Applicants should be strongly committed to science with great interest in infectious diseases and the ability to conduct independent research.
- Good English communication skills, both oral and written
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU)