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We are a member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, a leading association Europe-wide, focusing on "Environmental Health".

The aim of our research is to proactively detect health risks for both humans and the environment, decoding the mechanisms of pathogenesis and developing concepts for prevention and therapy of diseases.

The Institute of Virology offers a

PhD Position - Human Endogenous Retroviruses m/f (D 17/2010)

Job Description
Endogenous retroviruses (HERV) are a major component of the human genome. Generally, they are controlled and down-regulated by genetic and epigenetic mechanisms. Activation by environmental factors, however, may lead to expression of undesired HERV gene products and dysregulation of cellular genes. The aim of our research is to elucidate the biological functions of HERVs and their possible role in the development of disease.

The project comprises
- Investigation of tumor-specific HERV expression using microarray technology, RealTime PCR and sequencing
- Identification of HERV encoded tumor antigens and their potential use as targets for immunotherapy

Your Qualifications
- Master/Diploma in biology, biochemistry or related disciplines
- Experience in molecular genetics and cell biology
- A background in bioinformatics would be helpful
- Highly motivated and team oriented

Our Offer
- Working in an innovative, well- equipped and scientifically stimulating surrounding
- Further training opportunities
- Initial short-term employment contract for three years and a standard public service salary (TVöD)

The Helmholtz Zentrum München as holder of the Bavarian Advancement of Women Prize and of the Total E-Quality Certificate is striving to increase the overall proportion of women on its staff and thus expressly urges qualified women to apply.

We look forward to receiving your application via e-mail.
Prof. Dr. Christine Leib-Mösch
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phone: + 49 (0) 89 3187-3270

Helmholtz Zentrum München
German Research Center for Environmental Health (GmbH)
Institute of Virology
Ingolstädter Landstr. 1
85764 Neuherberg



Institute of Virology
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Helmholtz Zentrum München
85764 Oberschleißheim/Neuherberg

Ansprechpartner: Prof. Dr. Leib-Mösch



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