Postdoc (Veterinary Medicine, Life Sciences) - AMR Mouse Models - (m/f/d)

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Langen, Lower Saxony
Job Type
Full Time
Date Posted
2 months ago

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Paul Ehrlich Institut - Division of Microbiology

Location:Langen - Germany
Salary:Not Specified
Hours:Full Time
Contract Type:Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On:25th September 2020
Closes:27th September 2020

About the project

You will join the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI)-funded COMBINE project within the Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Accelerator. In collaboration with European universities, research institutes and industrial partners from EFPIA and SMEs, you will work towards improvement and harmonization of preclinical models used in AMR research. Moreover, you will work closely with project partners within PEI and the consortium to help deliver improved tools for translation of non-clinical data to clinical success, which will help to accelerate the development of novel antibiotics and vaccines against AMR pathogens.

Your responsibilities

  • Review the literature, regulatory guidelines and data, collected or generated by the consortium, on the preclinical development of therapeutic and prophylactic medicines for AMR infections
  • Develp harmonized, standardized and quality controlled preclinical models in the context of the regulatory framework
  • Design, perform and analyze in vitro and in vivo (murine infection) models to determine antibacterial activity/efficacy
  • Develop consensus protocols and a repository of pre-qualified bacterial strains and anti-infective compounds with the aim of generating a quality control tool-kit for preclinical murine infection models

Our requirements


  • State examination, Master’s or equivalent degree in veterinary medicine or a life sciences subject
  • Doctorate (PhD, Dr. med. vet. or equivalent)
  • Subject matter expertise and technical laboratory skills in immunology, microbiology, animal physiology and molecular biology
  • Extensive hands-on experience with in vivo rodent models
  • Strong English communication, presentation and scientific writing skills (German language skills are a plus)
  • Interest to work in a multi-faceted consortium at the interface of experimental microbiology/immunology and regulatory science

Please note that at the time of entering into an employment contract, a Declaration of Interest must be made with the EMA as well as a declaration pursuant to Section 77a AMG (German Medicines Act).

Our offer

A stable, multifaceted, and challenging position centrally located in the Rhine-Main area (Frankfurt) with good public transport connections (motorways/highways, airport, and fast commuter train). Being an employer in the German public service, we offer the usual social benefits such as annual payment supplement, employer’s pension scheme, and special contributions to a particular statutory savings scheme (Vermögenswirksame Leistungen).

The successful candidate will be employed on a 2-year fixed-term contract with the possibility of extension to approximately 5 years, if the intermediate evaluation is positive. Part-time working is possible in principle. The payband is E 14 TVöD (Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst, Collective Bargaining Agreement for the Public Service), Part III No. 12 of Annex 1 of TV EntgO Bund (Tarifvertrag über die Entgeltordnung des Bundes, Collective Bargaining Agreement for the Pay System of the Federal German Public Service).

Please send your application containing your job related education, experience and skills to our job application portal indicating JobID 520.

For questions, please contact Mrs. Peters ([email protected], phone +49 6103 77-1143) indicating JobID 520.

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