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Using genomic epidemiology, you will contribute to the understaning of the spread of MDR-pathogens in at global, continental and hospital level

Our group has made significant contributions to understanding the epidemiological and evolutionary dynamics underpinning the expansion of extremely drug-resistant (XDR) pathogenic bacteria over scales ranging from a single hospital to the whole of Europe (see: Sophia David, et al. Nature Microbiology, November 4, 2019). To expand this work, we seek a motivated researcher to join our European Joint Programming Initiative against Antimicrobial Resistance (JPIAMR) funded project to deploy state-of the-art ‘long-read’ genomics techniques to track the transmission of bacterial pathogens in a neonatal intensive care unit. The development of this technology should greatly improve disease management strategies through the ability to detect, track and control emerging outbreaks in real time.

The project will build upon close collaboration with European-wide and global initiatives (EuSCAPE and COMBACTE-CARE, Gulf Cooperating Council and the NIHR Global Health Research Unit), and the Centre for Genomic Pathogen Surveillance at the Wellcome
Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK.

Applications are invited from PhD graduates who wish to further their career in genomic and quantitative communicable diseases epidemiology with a fellowship in bioinformatics and genomic epidemiology at one of Germany’s most prestigious universities. The current position is for two years with the possibility of another two years and tenure track extension.

Your skills and qualifications:

  • excellent graduates in the fields of medicine, biology, microbiology, bioinformatics or public health (Master or equivalent)
  • PhD in bioinformatics, molecular evolution or similar
  • proven interest in one or more of the above indicated research fields
  • highly motivated and committed

We offer you:

  • an interdisciplinary dynamic research environment
  • state-of-the-art computing and laboratory facilities
  • international and European network experience
  • a work place at one of the oldest Universities in Germany
  • Freiburg a town with one of the highest quality of life scores in Europe

Please submit your application and include the following:

  1. Motivation letter
  2. CV
  3. Copy of graduation certificates and grades
  4. An abstract (maximum 1 page) of your diploma or master thesis
  5. Two independent referees

Applications will be assessed as they are received and will be open until the position
has been filled.

Please submit your application by email to:

Institute for Infection Prevention and Hospital Epidemiology at the Medical Centre - University of Freiburg
Closing date
March 4th, 2020
Posted on
December 4th, 2019 06:45
Last updated
December 4th, 2019 06:45