Call for the applicants for PhD student position in project entitled “Herpes virus-nucleus interactions”


Position open in the doctoral student program of Department of Biological and Environmental Science, In University of Jyväskylä

The full description of the project can be found in:

This PhD project aims to unravel the structural changes of chromatin and viral egress dynamics during the lytic infection with HSV-1. In continuation of our prior studies on HSV-1 reorganization of chromatin architecture, we will further analyze the mechanisms of viral impact on chromatin structure and detailed dynamics of viral nuclear exit. These studies are done in close collaboration with Prof. Carolyn Larabell (National Center for X-ray Tomography, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, CA, USA; 1, 3) and other collaboration partners with expertise in advanced imaging, modeling, biophysics, virology and viral therapy.

We are looking for a highly motivated PhD candidate with a Master’s degree and background in one or several of these areas or a related field: cell biology / microbiology / virology / advanced imaging including live cell imaging, confocal microscopy, EM etc. / biophysics, to conduct the experimental work.

· Contact person: Group leader, Adjunct Professor Maija Vihinen-Ranta, maija.vihinen-ranta@jyu.fi