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Helm­holtz-Zen­trum für Infek­ti­ons­for­schung GmbH - Infek­ti­ons­for­schung

The Helm­holtz Insti­tute for Phar­ma­ceut­ical Research Saar­land (HIPS) invest­ig­ates new act­ive sub­stances against infec­tious dis­eases. It was foun­ded in August 2009 as a branch of the Helm­holtz Centre for Infec­tion Research (HZI) in Braun­sch­weig together with Saar­land Uni­versity. A new research build­ing was opened on the cam­pus of Saar­land Uni­versity in 2015. Cur­rently, more than 170 employ­ees with inter­na­tional back­ground work at the insti­tute. HIPS is the first pub­licly fun­ded, non-uni­versity research insti­tu­tion in Ger­many that is expli­citly ded­ic­ated to phar­ma­ceut­ical research. The insti­tute cooper­ates with inter­na­tional and national research insti­tu­tions and com­pan­ies.

Doc­toral Researcher (f/m/d), bio­logy (57/2021)


Work­ing field:

The Helm­holtz Insti­tute for Phar­ma­ceut­ical Research Saar­land (HIPS), Depart­ment Drug Design and Optim­isa­tion is look­ing for a

Doc­toral Researcher (f/m/d), bio­logy

Your area of respons­ib­il­ity:
In the depart­ment "Drug Design and Optim­isa­tion", we develop novel act­ive agents against bac­terial (e.g. Myco­bac­terium tuber­cu­losis and Pseudo­mo­nas aer­u­ginosa) and viral patho­gens (e.g. SARS-CoV-2). You will be part of an inter­dis­cip­lin­ary team of sci­ent­ists aim­ing at the bio­lo­gical eval­u­ation of novel and highly potent small organic molecules as inhib­it­ors of anti­bac­terial tar­gets. In this con­text, vari­ous in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo exper­i­ments are applied. Your tasks include work­ing on cur­rent issues in drug research as well as pre­par­ing present­a­tions as a basis for dis­cus­sion in pro­ject meet­ings.


Your pro­file:
You have com­pleted your stud­ies as a phar­macist or bio­lo­gist (mas­ter's degree or dip­loma). You are highly motiv­ated and inter­ested in top­ics related to phar­ma­ceut­ical research. The abil­ity to work in an inter­na­tional team and excel­lent com­mu­nic­a­tion skills in Eng­lish are also required for this pos­i­tion. Strong know­ledge and exper­i­ence in hand­ling bio­chem­ical assays, as well as molecu­lar bio­logy and micro­bi­o­logy know-how (prefer­ably under S2 con­di­tions) are highly desir­able. Exper­i­ence with animal exper­i­ments (espe­cially in the mouse model) would be bene­fi­cial. The con­fid­ent hand­ling of stand­ard com­puter soft­ware such as MS Office is a mat­ter of course for you.

What we of­fer:

Our offer:
We offer a mul­ti­fa­ceted, inter­est­ing job with a bio­lo­gical focus in anti­bi­ot­ics research in an inter­na­tional team. The employ­ment is provided by the Helm­holtz Centre for Infec­tion Research GmbH in Braun­sch­weig, place of work is Saar­brücken.

Dis­abled per­sons are given pref­er­ence in the case of equal pro­fes­sional qual­i­fic­a­tion. The HZI aims for pro­fes­sional equal­ity between women and men. The pos­i­tion is suit­able for part-time work.

Recruit­ment date: As soon as pos­sible, ini­tially for 36 months
Remu­ner­a­tion: alike TVöD E13 (55%)
Work­ing time: 19,5 hours per week
Place of work: Saar­brücken
Pro­ba­tion period: 6 months
pub­lished: April 27th, 2021
Applic­a­tion dead­line: May 19th, 2021

How to ap­ply:

Applic­ants are required to com­plete the online applic­a­tion form here: (Please select Job No. 57/2021).

For fur­ther inform­a­tion, please con­tact Pro­fessor Dr Anna K.H. Hirsch by e-mail at or by tele­phone under 0681/98806-2001.