Advancing Epigenetics Towards Systems Biology

Postdoctoral position in Bioinformatics

Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics, Freiburg, Germany


The Max Planck Insititute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics in Freiburg, Germany is offering a Postdoctoral Position in Bioinformatics in the Department of Chromatin Regulation (Head: Dr. Asifa Akhtar). The position 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 an 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 with at least 3 years of proven research experience in the area of bioinformatics and analyses of genomewide data (ChIPseq, RNAseq). Prior experience working with Drosophila or mouse models is highly encouraged. Candidates must have a strong publication record. 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 4, 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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Starting date: 26th March 2018
Deadline for applications: 4th May 2018