Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics, Freiburg, Germany
The Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics in Freiburg, Germany, is offering two Postdoctoral Positions in the Department of Chromatin Regulation (Head: Dr. Asifa Akhtar). The positions is available for an initial two-year appointment with the possibility of extension.
The MPI in Freiburg is an international research institute at the cross-roads of Southern Germany, Switzerland and France. The working language is English. State-of-the-art infrastructure and service units, including transgenesis, mass spectrometry, proteomics, flow cytometry, fly and imaging facilities are available.
The research focus of the Akhtar department includes mechanisms underlying chromatin and epigenetic regulation. The lab uses fly and mouse models employing multidisciplinary approaches such as genetics, biochemistry, functional genomics, single cell analyses as well as cell biology and structural biology. Main interests of the lab include genome architecture, the role of non-coding RNAs, and mechanisms underlying cell fate decisions.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, highly-motivated, science-driven and experienced scientist to join our team to unravel the molecular mechanisms that regulate gene expression
Applicants should have an academic degree in life science plus PhD in molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, bioinformatics and/or high-resolution imaging. Prior experience working in Drosophila or mouse models is encouraged. Candidates must have at least one first author publication. Furthermore, the ability to work in a team, communication skills and experience in the supervision of graduate students are an asset.
Salary will be based on previous experience according to TVöD guidelines.
Relevant web link: http://www.ie-freiburg.mpg.de/akhtar
Deadline for applications: 6th May 2018