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The position as Deputy Director of the Institute of Molecular Virology and Cell Biology (IMVZ) at FLI’s headquarters Greifswald-Insel Riems is to be filled. Currently, the department has ten research groups with expert skills in virology, cell biology, advanced imaging and proteomics. More information is available at 



The IMVZ conducts research on the molecular characterization of viral pathogens in farm animals and zoonoses and provides advice to the Federal Ministry on these issues. The focus is on the functional characterization of viral proteins and the elucidation of the molecular interactions between pathogens and hosts. The post holder takes on administrative tasks in the IMVZ, participates in the development of research concepts at the IMVZ and strengthens the MS-based proteomics work area by setting up a laboratory for proteomics and systems biology. It designs and implements infection-biological research projects with a proteomic approach and participates in the operation of the MS platforms located in the IMVZ. The active promotion of collegial cooperation with the other specialist institutes of the FLI as well as participation in national and international committees is also an important task.



We are looking for a highly qualified scientist with many years of experimental experience in the field of MS-based proteomics and systems biology. In addition, we expect relevant experience in leading an own work group or scientific unit as well as qualifications that can be proven through habilitation or equivalent academic achievements.

Skills in the team-oriented leadership of employees, in the management of interdisciplinary research projects, in the acquisition of third-party funds. We expect excellent English language skills as well as advanced basic knowledge of the German language. Non-German speaking applicants are expected to acquire and prove adequate German language skills within two years.

Requirements for the position are: university degree, doctorate, teaching ability and additional academic achievements which are usually provided by a junior professorship, by a habilitation or equivalent degrees.


The successful applicant will either be employed as Federal civil servant (Bundesbeamte) or as employee based on the Collective Agreement for Public Services (Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst Bund – TVöD Ost), depending on the requirements met. Remuneration for this position is based on the German Federal Remuneration System, remuneration grade B1, with a basic annual salary of € 85,400. 


The Friedrich Loeffler Institute is committed to a family-friendly working environment through flexible working hours and the basic option of part-time employment. Our social benefits include company health and reintegration management, company social counselling and capital-forming benefits.

The FLI has set itself the goal of increasing the proportion of women in management positions and expressly encourages women to apply. 

The FLI is also committed to inclusion. Applications from people with severe disabilities are therefore explicitly welcome. They will be given preferential consideration in the selection process.

For more information, please contact Prof. Dr. Stefan Finke (email:

We look forward to receiving your application. Please send your complete application by e-mail to the following e-mail address by 07.05.2021 and state in the subject line: Position 009/21. Please address written applications to the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, Department of Human Resources, Postfach 1318 in 17466 Greifswald-Insel Riems, Germany. Confirmation of receipt as well as communication during the advertisement process will be sent by e-mail.