Institute of Molecular Infection Biology (IMIB)

Postdoc, Single-cell RNA-seq and bacterial pathogenesis

The Vogel lab invites applications for a postdoc position to study bacterial pathogenesis by several RNA-seq based approaches. The ultimate goal of this project is to achieve a high-resolution of gene expression on the single-cell level. For research themes and more information on methodology, see some of our recent publications (Westermann AJ et al. 2016 Dual RNA-seq unveils noncoding RNA functions in host-pathogen interactions. Nature 529:496-501; Smirnov A et al. 2016 Grad-seq guides the discovery of ProQ as a major small RNA binding protein. PNAS 113:11591-6; SalibaAE etal. 2017 Single-cell RNA- seq ties macrophage polarization to growth rate of intracellular Salmonella. Nature Microbiology 2:16206).

The successful applicant will work in the dynamic environment of the Vogel lab at the IMIB and the Helmholtz Institute for RNA-based Infection Research (HIRI). Positions will be based on E13 salary range, and funded for up to three years. Part time employment is also possible. We welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community regardless of race, gender or disability. The University aims to increase the proportion of female employees, therefore applications from qualified women are particularly welcome. Preference will be given to people with disabilities in the case of otherwise equal aptitude.

For informal inquiries, please contact Prof. Jörg Vogel (joerg.vogel@uni-wuerzburg.de). Applications should include a short cover letter, CV and publication list, copies of relevant documents and contact information for academic references as a single PDF file by February 15, 2018 via email to monika.meece@uni-wuerzburg.de.

Bewerbungsschluss: 15.02.2018