• Academic Faculty - Non Tenure
Job Type/Arrangement:
  • Full Time

The Heinrich Pette Institute, Leibniz Institute for Experimental Virology (HPI), is committed to research on the biology of different human viruses as well as the pathogenesis of viral diseases. The HPI offers the opportunity to perform cutting-edge research in a world-class research environment with excellent facilities (

We invite applications for a position of an independent Junior Group Leader (f/m/d) starting in fall 2019.

The position is for an initial 6-year appointment with the possibility of a 2-year extension. Adequate laboratory space including joint use of BSL3 laboratories, equipment, technical and scientific assistance (1 technician, 1 postdoc) and annual core funding will be offered. Additionally, access to HPI’s Technology Platforms, offering state-of-the-art infrastructure for flow cytometry, imaging, next-generation sequencing, and small animal models will be provided. The acquisition of additional extra-mural funding is expected.

The research of the independent Junior Research Group will focus on human pathogenic viruses. Contributions to the overarching research topics of the HPI and cooperation within the institute are encouraged ( 
The HPI collaborates closely with local universities and non-university research institutions and is a founding member of the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF) and the Centre for Structural Systems Biology (CSSB). 

Applications should include a CV including their top 5 publications, a letter of motivation, a 2-3 page research plan, and contact details of three references. Please submit your application until May 15, 2019.

Heinrich Pette Institute,
Leibniz Institute for Experimental Virology
Personnel Department
Martinistraße 52,
20251 Hamburg

Education Requirement:
Applicants should hold a doctoral degree and have postdoctoral experience with a track record of successful research in the field of virology.
Payment and social benefits will be in accordance with the regulations of the German TV-AVH (salary

We aim to increase the percentage of women in research, and therefore encourage female scientists to apply. Equally qualified candidates with disabilities will be considered preferentially.


Martinistr. 52
Hamburg , Hamburg 20251
Dorothea Pieper, Scientific