Post-Doctoral Researcher (f/div/m) in Fungal Pathogenesis


The Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology – Hans Knöll Institute


For 2 years initially. The anticipated start date is November 1st, 2020.

Research Areas: Microbiology, Immunology, RNA Biochemistry

This project is part of a newly established research group that will bring together the study of pathogenic fungi, RNA biology, and extracellular vesicles to better understand and treat fungal infections.

The field of study will include:

The successful candidate will investigate mechanisms of fungal pathogenesis through the lens of RNA and extracellular vesicle biology. The main topics of the project are:

  • Identification of the RNA repertoire of host-derived extracellular vesicles in response to fungal infections.
  • Investigation of the potential of host-derived RNA as diagnostics for fungal infection.

Closing date: 

Sunday, June 21, 2020 - 11:15


  • Doctoral degree in microbiology, immunology, biochemistry, or related disciplines. Candidates about to obtain their degree are welcome to apply.
  • At least one first author publication in a peer-reviewed journal.
  • Strong experimental background in molecular biology, microbiology, and/or biochemistry.
  • Experience in analyzing RNA-Seq data (or willingness to learn).
  • The candidate should be willing and able to work in an international, interdisciplinary research team.
  • Very good communication skills in English.

Contact name: 

Dr. Matthew G. Blango

Contact phone: 

+49 3641 532 1072