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Scientific Director in the Institute of Immunology (Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, Riems, Germany)
Publicació: 09/12/2022
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The Friedrich Loeffler Institute (FLI) is one of the world's leading research institutes in the field of animal diseases, animal welfare, animal husbandry, animal nutrition and farm animal genetics. It is part of the portfolio of the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture and informs and advises the Federal Government in these areas. It consists of 12 institutes at 5 sites in Germany.

The (FLI) has state-of-the-art laboratories and experimental animal housing, including for large animals in protection levels 2-4, as well as two insectaria (BSL-2/BSL-3). The Institute of immunology has currently eight research groups with expert skills in immunology, vaccinology, cell and molecular biology and advanced cytometry. More information is available at www.fli.de.


Scientific Director and Head of the research group Immunobiology of viral diseases

The successful candidate will be employed as Federal civil servant (Bundesbeamte/r). The employment relationship, the salary scale and the further regulations are based on the civil service regulations of the Federal Civil Service Act. The appointment is made in grade A 15 BBesO if the requirements under career law and other conditions are met.


The Institute of Immunology (IfI) conducts research on immunity to pathogens causing notifiable animal diseases and zoonoses. The post holder develops research concepts and is responsible for the establishment of a laboratory for immunobiology of viral diseases. He/she designs and implements research projects with a particular focus on host immune response to zoonotic viruses. The post holder uses systems approaches, classical experimental models and infection studies in livestock and/or wildlife for the development of prophylactic interventions. The active promotion of collegial cooperation with scientists at the IfI and FLI, acquisition of funding as well as national and international networking are also important tasks.


We are looking for a highly qualified scientist with longstanding experience in the field of immunology of infectious diseases, particularly immunity to zoonotic viruses and with documented expertise in cellular and molecular immunology or immunoregulation. In addition, we expect extensive working experience in high-containment laboratories and successful leadership of an independent working group. We anticipate proven experience in acquisition and management of research grants as well as qualifications verifiable by habilitation or equivalent scientific achievements. Non-German speaking applicants are expected to acquire and prove adequate German language skills within two years. A high level of motivation, skills in team-oriented leadership, an international network and very good communication skills are required.

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Deadline: January 15, 2023