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Freie Uni­ver­si­tät Ber­lin - Fachbereich Veter­inärmed­izin - Insti­tut für Mik­robi­o­lo­gie und Tierseuchen

Rese­arch assist­ant (Prae­doc) (m/f/d)

English

50%-part-time job
lim­ited to 3 years
Ent­gelt­gruppe 13 TV-L FU
Ref­er­ence code: TraDIS-Strep

Work­ing field:

The work­ing group „Veter­in­ary Infec­tion Bio­logy“is part of the Centre of Infec­tion Medi­cine and integ­rated into the Insti­tute of Micro­bi­o­logy and Epi­zo­ot­ics, Depart­ment of Veter­in­ary Medi­cine, at the Freie Uni­versität Ber­lin, Düp­pel.

Job descrip­tion:

The offered Ph.D. pos­i­tion is part of the Pet­plan Char­it­able Trust-fun­ded pro­ject „ Using pop­u­la­tion genet­ics and trans­po­son dir­ec­ted inser­tion-site sequen­cing (TraDIS) to identify new vir­ulence determ­in­ants in the patho­gen­esis of Strep­to­coc­cus canis infec­tions in dogs”.
Strep­to­coc­cus canis is an import­ant oppor­tun­istic patho­gen in dogs. Its incid­ence has increased dra­mat­ic­ally in the last years, but know­ledge about how it causes dis­ease is still lack­ing. Using gen­ome-based state-of-the-art tech­niques, such as Whole-gen­ome Sequen­cing (WGS) and Trans­po­son Dir­ec­ted Inser­tion-site Sequen­cing (TraDIS), the aim of this pro­ject is not only to determ­ine the gen­omic invent­ory of the spe­cies S.canis, but also to identify genes that are import­ant for col­on­iz­a­tion and dis­ease mani­fest­a­tion in dogs. The suc­cess­ful can­did­ate will be part of a lar­ger research group, which is mainly focused on host-patho­gen inter­ac­tions of zoonotic strep­to­cocci.

Require­ments:

Approb­a­tion in Veter­in­ary Medi­cine, Dip­loma or M.Sc. in Life Sci­ence or related dis­cip­lines.

Desir­able:
Exper­i­ence in work with bac­terial patho­gens, e.g. strep­to­cocci; Exper­i­ence in vari­ous micro­bi­o­lo­gical tech­niques, such as clon­ing and tar­geted
and non-tar­geted muta­gen­esis; Exper­i­ence in whole-gen­ome sequen­cing and bioin­form­at­ics; Excel­lent writ­ten and oral Eng­lish; Abil­ity to work in a team.

For fur­ther inform­a­tion please con­tact Prof. Dr. Mar­cus Fulde (personal-we07@vetmed.fu-berlin.de / +49 30 838 51843).

How to ap­ply:

All applic­a­tion quot­ing the ref­er­ence code should be addressed as an e-mail no later than Novem­ber 9th, 2020 to Prof. Dr. Mar­cus Fulde: personal-we07@vetmed.fu-berlin.de or postal to

Freie Uni­versität Ber­lin
Fachbereich Veter­inärmed­izin
Insti­tut für Mik­robi­o­lo­gie und Tierseuchen
Herrn Prof. Dr. Mar­cus Fulde
Robert von Oster­tag-Str. 7-13
Haus 35, 14163 Ber­lin (Düp­pel)

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