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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.

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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