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Listed below are the open positions within CSSB Research Groups. Please note that all employment opportunities must be applied for via CSSB partner institutions. CSSB is a cooperation without its own legal identity. All partners act exclusively in their own name and on their own account.

Junior Principal Investigator: Start up package for external grant applicants


To provide outstanding early career researchers with new opportunities to foster and accelerate their research CSSB offers laboratory space and full access to its unique infrastructure. Individual research should focus on structural and systems approaches to studying infectious diseases.

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Electron cryo-microscopy Support(m/f/d)


The post holder will have responsibility for ensuring the day-to-day running of the electronmi-croscopes and of the related auxiliary and preparatory equipment to the level of optimal system performance at the Facility in accordance with the Senior Staff Scientist CryoEM.This includes initial fault diagnosis, participation in repair and maintenance work, coordination with home technology, installation and update of the data collection software (both manufac-turer provided and academic alternative developments) in collaboration with the Facility's data processing scientist.

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Research Technician / Laboratory Officer in Charge


We are looking for a research technician to join the group of Jan Kosinski at EMBL Hamburg located at the recently established Centre for Structural Systems Biology (CSSB) on the DESY campus in Hamburg. You will manage our experimental laboratory, support research projects, contribute to planning our experimental research and implement new techniques. You will design, perform and troubleshoot experiments in an independent manner, and preferably lead own research project. The responsibilities will also include support and training of new personnel and students, equipment maintenance and purchase orders.

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PhD position


PhD position: “Understanding the transport of bacterial virulence factors across the type three secretion system using high-end structural biology techniques” The Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) with outstation at the Centre for Structural Systems Biology (CSSB) in Hamburg focuses on the initial steps of Gram-negative bacterial infections employing state-of-the-art biophysics and imaging techniques including cryo-electron microscopy. This position is oriented towards talented students with background in biophysics and/or molecular microbiology, who are willing to work in the wet lab handling infectious agents.

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Junior Group Leader for Viral Intracellular Dynamics (f/m/d)


The Leibniz ScienceCampus InterACt is newly established and will link and strengthen the unique competence of the Leibniz Center Infection (LCI) in infection research with complementary expertise in structural biology, biophysics, chemistry and informatics at the Universität Hamburg, and at the Centre for Structural Systems Biology (CSSB). InterACt combines infection biology and structural biology approaches to analyze pathogen subverted compartments. The Junior Group “Viral Intracellular Dynamics” is one of 4 newly established research groups within the Leibniz ScienceCampus. As an integral element of InterACt the group is dedicated to the investigation of the spatio-temporal dynamics of key macromolecular complexes that aid virus replication. The applicant will bridge the gap between virologists and integrative data scientists and work in close collaboration with our partners.

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