Postdoctoral Position (m/f/d)

Scientist Freiburg
Developmental and Evolutionary Biology & Genetics Immunobiology and Infection Biology & Medicine

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Job Offer from October 08, 2019

The Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics in Freiburg, Germany is offering a Postdoctoral Position (m/f/d) in the group of Dr. Valèrie Hilgers. The position is available for an initial one-year appointment with the possibility of extension.

The MPI in Freiburg is an international research institute at the crossroads of Southern Germany, Switzerland and France. The working language is English. State-of-the-art infrastructure and service units, including transgenesis, high-throughput sequencing, proteomics, flow cytometry, fly and imaging facilities are available.

Our Institute investigates the molecular basis of the immune response and other topics of the developmental biology, such as the origin and differentiation of the immune cells as well as the development of vertebrate embryo. Another main focus of the Institute is Epigenetics. This area deals with inheritable traits, which are not caused by changes in the DNA sequence.

Your tasks

In the Hilgers laboratory, we work on RNA-directed regulation in the nervous system. The lab uses Drosophila as a model, employing multidisciplinary approaches such as genetics, biochemistry, RNA-omics (3`-seq, mRNA-seq, CLIP, RIP) and imaging. Main interests of the lab include studying the regulation and function of alternative mRNA processing in Drosophila neurons.

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 in neurons.

Your qualifications

Applicants should have an academic degree plus a PhD or equivalent doctoral degree with at least 3 years of proven research experience in molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, bioinformatics and/or high-resolution imaging. Prior experience in RNA biology and whole genome approaches is preferred. Candidates must have at least one first author publication. Furthermore, the ability to work in a team and communication skills are an asset.

We offer

Salary will be based on previous experience according to TVöD guidelines.

Handicapped applicants with equal qualifications will be given preferential treatment. The Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in areas, where they are underrepresented, and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply. The Max Planck Society strives for gender and diversity equality. We welcome applications from all backgrounds. A childcare facility is directly attached to the Institute.

Application deadline

Have we sparked your interest? Please submit your complete application, including a statement of research interests and a CV directly via our online application portal until November 15th 2019. At the same time, please ask three of your referees to send recommendation letters to

Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics
Stübeweg 51
79108 Freiburg

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