For 2 years initially. The anticipated start date is November 1st, 2020.
Research Areas: Microbiology, Immunology, RNA Biochemistry
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.
- 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.