Advancing Epigenetics Towards Systems Biology

Two Postdoctoral Positions

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.

Your tasks:
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.

Application details

Have we sparked your interest? Please submit your complete application, including a statement of research interests and a CV via our online application portal until May 6, 2018. At the same time, please ask three of your referees to send recommendation letters to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Deadline for applications: 6th May 2018