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The newly founded Institute of Cellular Virology at the Westphalian Wilhelms-University of Münster invites applications for a

Senior Scientist - Lab Manager


The Institute of Cellular Virology, headed by Prof. Dr. Mario Schelhaas is embedded within a vibrant research environment and part of various research networks (e.g. the Cluster of Excellence ‚Cells-in-Motion’, DFG research group ‚ViroCarb’, and Infect-ERA network HPV-MOTIVA).


Our research focuses on investigating host-pathogen interactions with a strong emphasis on cell biological mechanisms. The successful applicant(s) will join an exciting research programme in a dynamic working group of international researchers to help investigate the molecular mechanisms on how small DNA tumor viruses infect cells and how cell niche influences infection and its outcome. For this, we use a variety of techniques specializing in various imaging techniques.


Required qualifications:             

• PhD in Cell Biology/Virology or similar, postdoctoral experience

• excellent publication record

• strong background in cell biology or virology, microscopy, computational image analysis

• experience in working with proteins, cell culture (epithelial cell lines, organoids), strong commitment to research, and high motivation for interdisciplinary work.


We offer:                 

• an international, young and dynamic group;

• research laboratories with state of the art equipment;

• excellent possibilities for career development


Deadline for applications is March 21st, 2018.

For more information please contact Prof. Dr. M. Schelhaas: phone +49 251 83 57182,  email:


Please send your application including a CV, a short letter of motivation, record of publications and the contact information of two references to


Applications of women are specifically invited. In the case of similar qualifications, competence, and specific achievements, women will be considered on preferential terms within the framework of the legal possibilities. Handicapped candidates with equivalent qualifications will be given preference.