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MASTER THESIS IN BIOLOGY (MSc)

The Deutsches Primatenzentrum GmbH - Leibniz-Institut für Primatenforschung in Göttingen is a primate research and competence center that does basic research. It concentrates on three main areas named Organismic Primate Biology, Infections Research and Neurosciences. The DPZ maintains four field stations to do research on and with primates. Furthermore it is one of 92 research and infrastructure establishments of the Leibniz Association.

MASTER THESIS IN BIOLOGY (MSc)

A NOVEL NEXT-GENERATION-SEQUENCING APPROACH FOR EXAMING SPIROCHETE DIVERSITY IN NONHUMAN PRIMATES

The Neglected Tropical Diseases work group (Dr. S. Knauf) at the German Primate Center in Göttingen is offering a master thesis to support its leading research on various Treponema infections in primates. The focus of the project is a next generation sequencing (NGS) application to diagnose an array of unknown spirochete infections. The student will focus on validating a novel NGS approach as a diagnostic tool. After establishing the capacity for diagnosis, the NGS tool will be applied to rhesus macaque oral swab samples to assess spirochete diversity. The selected candidate will be expected to perform both laboratory work as well as basic data analysis of NGS results. Motivation and the ability to work in a team are a must where as basic knowledge of command line and statistically analysis is an asset.

 

Requirements:

  • BSc in Biology or related field
  • Enrolment at University (Masterstudiengang)
  • You are in the final stage of your master study
  • Practical and basic experiences in molecular biological techniques such PCR, DNA extraction
  • Highly motivated and a team player
  • Good knowledge of English

General enquiries can be directed to Tierarzt Sascha Knauf, PhD (sknauf(at)dpz.eu) and Luisa Hallmaier-Wacker (lhallmaier-wacker(at)dpz.eu).

In case of equal qualifications disabled persons are preferred.

Please send in your written application including all certificates until the 31th of October under key word "AG Knauf #NTDs" to Deutsches Primatenzentrum GmbH - Leibniz Institut für Primatenforschung - Personnel Office - Kellnerweg 4 - 37077 Göttingen or via mail to bewerbung(at)dpz.eu.

For further information see http://www.dpz.eu or phone 0551 / 3851-259 or -134.

For more information about the Leibniz Association, see www.leibniz-gemeinschaft.de