Advancing Epigenetics Towards Systems Biology

Postdoc Positions

Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB), Mainz, Germany

Description

The Institute of Molecular Biology gGmbH

funded by the Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation

has openings for

2 Postdoc Positions in computational epigenetics
and non-coding RNA analysis
(#CNPD08)

The Institute of Molecular Biology gGmbH (IMB) is a Centre of Excellence for Life Sciences, funded by the Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation. It is located within the campus of the Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz, Germany. Applications are invited for two Post-Doctoral Research Fellows to study the role of long non-coding RNAs in the regulation of DNA demethylation in embryonic stem cells in the research group of Professor Christof Niehrs. See also www.imb-mainz.de/research-at-imb/niehrs/research/

Project

  • Analysis of RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, DNA methylome datasets using own and in-house provided pipelines
  • Computational Analysis of non-coding RNA structure
  • Integrate quantitative data from multiple omics sources
  • Perform personalized post-quantitation analysis (e.g. GSEA, comparison to published datasets)
  • Support lab members with your bioinformatics skills

Qualifications

You have

  • PhD in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Natural Sciences or related areas
  • Sound experience in R scripting or Python
  • Familiarity with large scale data analysis (RNA-seq, ChIP-seq and related)
  • Excellent communication skills and good team spirit with the ability to solve problems independently
    • Fluent in English (spoken and written)

Salary

We offer

  • An international and vibrant working environment
  • Competitive salary
  • Training opportunities
  • Favourable pension scheme

Starting date: by 31st January 2019

Duration: Initially 2 years; option for further extension

Application details

:To apply please send a single PDF file containing your cover letter stating research and career interests, CV, scans of your degrees (Germans: including copies of Abitur- & Diplom/Master Zeugnis), and contact details of 2 references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Informal enquires should be addressed to Prof. Christof Niehrs (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Closing date: 30th September 2018
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Starting date: 31st January 2019
Deadline for applications: 30th September 2018