Two PhD opportunities at the Dioscuri Centre for Chromatin Biology and Epigenomics

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Job Offer from June 03, 2020

Two PhD opportunities at the
Dioscuri Centre for Chromatin Biology and Epigenomics (m/f/d)

Dioscuri is a program initiated by the Max Planck Society, managed jointly with the National Science Centre and mutually funded by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

Our Centre is an integral part of the Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, one of the leading scientific institutes in Poland. Located in the heart of the Ochota Campus, the main hub for biological sciences in Warsaw, Nencki offers access to the state-of-the-art technological infrastructure and a vibrant scientific environment.

One of the primary aims of our lab is to decipher the regulatory networks orchestrating the biology of astrocytes, the major glial cell type in mammalian brain. To this end, we use stem cell models, high throughput sequencing approaches (ChIP-seq, ATAC-seq, RNA-seq, Hi-C), CRISPR-Cas9 mediated genome editing, and computational tools.

Currently, we are seeking two highly motivated, talented, and creative scientists to join our group and identify the genetic bases of astrocyte evolution. A strong commitment and systematic working style are a must.

The first position is tailored for an experimental biologist (m/f/d). We are looking for a candidate holding a master’s degree in molecular/cell biology or neurosciences. The successful PhD student will combine induced pluripotent stem cell models and various genomics tools, to functionally characterize the regulome of astrocytes in chosen mammalian species.

The second position is foreseen for a computational biologist (m/f/d). We are seeking a student with a master’s degree in bioinformatics and a strong interest in regulatory and evolutionary genomics. The successful candidate will use computational biology tools to integrate various ‘omics’ data and identify the regulatory elements that play critical roles for astrocyte evolution.

We offer a young, stimulating, and supportive environment with multiple international collaborations. Please visit To apply visit Warsaw4PhD doctoral school at

Application deadline for recruitment at PhD school: 07.06.2020 (first round)
                                                                                 18.08.2020 (second round)

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