Graduate School “Infection” of the Leibniz Center Infection

The Leibniz Center Infection (LCI) is a strategic alliance of the North German Leibniz Institutes Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine (BNITM), Research Center Borstel – Leibniz Lung Center (FZB) and Heinrich Pette Institute, Leibniz Institute for Experimental Virology (HPI). The LCI focuses on global infections and links the complementary research of the three Leibniz institutes: tropical and emerging infections at BNITM, bacterial infections of the lung at FZB and viral diseases at HPI (www.lc-infection.com).
The alliance provides a three year structured graduate program on Infection as an interdisciplinary teaching and training program.

We invite applications for 2 doctoral positions

Graduates will work on cooperative projects from two LCI institutes in joint supervision. It is mandatory for each graduate to conduct at least 3 months of the research at the cooperating institute.


The Research Center Borstel has its focus on biomedical research in pneumology, concentrating on infectious diseases of the lung – mainly tuberculosis (www.fz-borstel.de). The FZB offers one doctoral position in collaboration with Prof. Dr. Adam Grundhoff (HPI):
“Epigenetic consequences of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex infection”; Main supervisor: Dr. Susanne Homolka.
For detailed information please visit https://fz-borstel.de/index.php/de/sitemap/ausbildung-jobs-karriere/gemeinschaftsausschreibung-leibniz-center-infection. If you have project related questions, please contact Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!.
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The Heinrich Pette Institute focuses on human pathogenic viruses with the aim of understanding viral diseases and developing novel therapeutic approaches (www.hpi-hamburg.de). The HPI offers one doctoral position in collaboration with Prof. Dr. Hannelore Lotter (BNITM):
“Impact of viral infections during pregnancy on maternal and fetal health“; Main Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Gülsah Gabriel.
For detailed information please visit https://www.hpi-hamburg.de/de/aktuelles/stellenangebote/. If you have project related questions, please contact Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!.
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We are looking for highly motivated candidates with very good command of the English language. Candidates should hold a master’s degree (or equivalent) in Natural or Life Sciences.
Starting date will be summer 2019 or later. Salary will be according to German TVöD / TV-AVH (salary agreement for public service employees). Applications from handicapped persons will be favored when all other qualifications are equal. The LCI institutes are equal opportunity employers.
The application should include a letter of motivation, CV, two letters of recommendation and a summary of the master/diploma thesis. Documents should be sent by September 20, 2019 exclusively by email as single pdf-file (not exceeding 5 MB). Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be informed.