Associate Professor in Molecular Virology – Virus Replication in Cellular Chromatin

The Cluster of Excellence ‘RESIST’ (Resolving Infection Susceptibility) and the Institute of Virology of Hannover Medical School (Director Prof. T.F. Schulz) seek to recruit an

Associate Professor in Molecular Virology – Virus Replication in Cellular Chromatin

(salary scale W2)

The position, which is funded through the newly established Cluster of Excellence RESIST, will be available from 1/7/2019. The successful candidate will be offered an initial contract for five years, with the possibility of extension following a successful external evaluation. We invite applications from both science and medical graduates. We are looking for an individual with a proven research track record in virus replication and persistence in the nucleus, in particular in the fields of Hepatitis B/D, Herpesvirus, Adenovirus, Influenza Virus and HIV research, who will complement the research programme of the Institute of Virology on chronic or persistent viral infections of the immunocompromised host. Experience with high throughput chromatin biology techniques is desirable. The professorship has been established to advance our understanding of nuclear processes that aid virus replication or persistence and that could serve as the basis for new antiviral targets and the development of novel inhibitors of viral infections in susceptible patients. The successful candidate should participate in one or several of the collaborative research centres (CRC; “Sonder-forschungsbereiche”), directed by Hannover Medical School (MHH) (see, in particular CRC 900 (“Chronic Infections: Microbial Persistence and its Control”) and the research programmes of the German Centre of Infection Research pursued at MHH.

Applicants are expected to have a very good publication record, to have been successful in winning competitive research grants and to have solid experience in, and show enthusiasm for, teaching at the undergraduate or postgraduate level. The successful applicant should become involved in the MHH undergraduate course in medicine (HannibaL), as well as in MSc courses and structured doctoral programmes. Applicants should also have proven leadership qualities and be known for their team-oriented management style and communication skills. Expertise in gender-sensitive research is desirable. Enquiries regarding details of this post can be directed to T.F. Schulz, Institute of Virology,

MHH is an equal opportunities employer, aims to increase the number of women on its faculty and therefore encourages women to apply for this position. Applicants have to meet the conditions stipulated by university legislation in Lower Saxony, details of which are available upon request.

Your application should include a short summary CV, a detailed description of your training and research career, a list of publications (separate listing of original research papers, reviews, book chapters) and research grants, reprints of 5 selected publications, as well as a summary of your teaching experience, a short exposé on your planned research, your proposed teaching activities and your ideas on managing a research group, including gender balance aspects. You should submit your application both in electronic and paper format by 28 February 2019 to:

The President, Hannover Medical School, Carl-Neuberg-Str.1, 30625 Hannover, email: