PhD student

Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Berlin

Developmental and Evolutionary Biology & GeneticsImmunobiology and Infection Biology & Medicine

Code: 17-08 M

Type of Job

Young Researchers

PhD student - chromatin architecture and gene regulation

Job Offer from March 16, 2017

The Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics is an international research institute with approx. 250 employees, working in the field of medical genomics. A special focus lies on genome analysis of man and other organisms.

The research group of Dr. Darío G. Lupiáñez (headed by Prof. Stefan Mundlos) has an open position for a PhD student in chromatin architecture and gene regulation. 

Your profile

We are currently looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic young researcher who wants to work on the study of 3D organization and regulation of eukaryotic genomes with a focus on human disease. The experimental approach will combine high-throughput data, such as RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, ATAC-seq and Chromosome Conformation Capture techniques, as well as the generation of transgenic mice using CRISPR/Cas and BAC recombineering technologies. A successful candidate has an experimental background in molecular biology and/or functional genomics, and holds a Master’s degree or a similar qualification in Biology, Biochemistry or related fields. Previous experience with mammalian stem cells and knowledge of computational biology is an advantage.

Our offer

The initial appointment will be for 3 years with the possibility of extension. Remuneration will be according to the collective wage agreement for the public service (TVöD), pay level E 13 (65 percent). The position is available as of now but starting dates are negotiable.

Your application

The Max Planck Society is committed to employing more individuals with disabilities and especially encourages them to apply. The Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

In case of interest please send your application including (i) a cover letter (describing your motivation and how your background would fit to this position), (ii) your CV, (iii) the contact information of 2-3 mentors who agreed to provide a short letter of recommendation. Please send all documents via e-mail as a single pdf-file to Dr. Darío G. Lupiáñez or Prof. Stefan Mundlos, 

Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics
Ihnestr. 63-73
14195 Berlin
Germany

 
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