Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, Cologne
Developmental and Evolutionary Biology & GeneticsStructural and Cell Biology
Job code 11/2017
Type of Job
Job Offer from June 14, 2017
The Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing in Cologne invites applications for a PhD Position in Bioinformatic Analysis of Ageing. We are looking for a talented, dynamic, and highly motivated young scientist to join our department for Biological Mechanisms of Ageing, headed by Director Prof. Linda Partridge.
The project will be carried out in close collaboration with Prof. Andreas Beyer from the Cologne Cluster of Excellence CECAD at the University of Cologne across the street. We are interested in applicants with a background in high-throughput data analysis.
The successful candidate will join an enthusiastic and collaborative team in an outstanding scientific environment. The department investigates mechanisms of ageing and ageing-associated diseases, using the fruit fly Drosophila and mice as experimental model organisms. Our work combines invivo phenotyping with high-throughput techniques (proteomics, metabolomics, RNA-Seq, Bisulfite-Seq, ChIP-Seq, ATAC-Seq), molecular biology, biochemistry and high-resolution imaging to study how pharmacological, dietary and genetic interventions extend health and lifespan in mice.
The successful candidate will hold a master’s degree in bioinformatics, computational biology or a related field. The applicant should have strong written and oral communication skills. The working language is English; knowledge of the German language is not required. Experience in one of the following methodologies: epigenetics, transcriptomics, high-throughput data analysis, mathematical modelling and network generation is an advantage; basic or advanced programming skills are required.
The Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing was founded in 2008 for the purpose of understanding fundamental mechanisms of healthy ageing. It is part of a broad network of research institutions in the Cologne-Bonn area dedicated to research on ageing and age-related disease, including the CECAD, constituting a vibrant and collaborative environment for research. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology and excellent core facilities, to which the successful candidate would have access, the institute provides outstanding research opportunities for its scientists. At the moment, we host employees from 34 different nations.
The post is available immediately. We offer a three-year contract according to the funding guidelines for young researchers of the Max Planck Society.
The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. Furthermore, 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.
Applications should include:
Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing