Research Assistant (m/f/d) | Drosophila Genetics

Scientific and Technical Assistance Freiburg
Developmental and Evolutionary Biology & Genetics Immunobiology and Infection Biology & Medicine

Job Code: 651

Job Offer from July 21, 2021

We are offering a Research Assistant position (m/f/d) for Drosophila Genetics.

The position will be available in the Jenuwein Group at the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics in Freiburg, Germany. We have established a Drosophila project team to continue an ongoing collaboration with the laboratory of Prof. Dr. Gunter Reuter (University of Halle/Wittemberg). With this ad, we are looking for a research assistant, who will support the project team in the analysis of Drosophila Su(var) mutants.

The research assistant position is open immediately funded for two years.

The Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics (MPI-IE) in Freiburg, Germany is an interdisciplinary research institution that conducts basic research in two key areas of modern biology: Immunobiology and Epigenetics. Central questions address the molecular basis of cell type identities, as they are regulated during immune cell differentiation, metabolic response and epigenetic chromatin adaptation.

Your tasks:

This project offers exciting possibilities to connect classical fly genetics with molecular approaches. As a research assistant in this project you will work closely with the team members and contribute actively to identification of novel Su(var) genes and to characterization of their function in heterochromatin regulation. The position also allows collaborative work for Su(var) function in both Drosophila and mouse and is supported by synergistic interactions with other team members of the Jenuwein Group.

Responsibilities include:

  • Mapping and genetic analysis of novel Su(var) genes
  • Development and optimization of immunostaining methods
  • Confocal microscopy of Drosophila embryos
  • Genome-wide analysis of Su(var) factors and gene expression
  • Biochemical analysis of Su(var) factors

Your qualifications:

We are looking for a highly motivated research assistant that has a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree, a higher degree preferred. At least three years of previous work experience with Drosophila model organism is a must. Knowledge of and practical experience with molecular biology techniques is a must. Immunostaining and confocal microscopy of Drosophila tissues is a must. The ability to work in a team and strong communication skills with very good command of the English language are expected additional assets.

We offer:

Located in a region that connects Germany, France and Switzerland, our institute offers an international research environment with outstanding infrastructure facilities and a positive working atmosphere that places a high value on work-life balance.

  • Salary according to your qualification and professional experience according to TVöD
  • Social benefits in line with public service
  • Professional training and development opportunities
  • Challenging work in a modern working environment
  • Family-friendly offers (affiliated day care center at the institute, parent-child room, breastfeeding room, pme family service)

We value and promote diversity, inclusion and equal opportunities, so we welcome applications from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from severely disabled people. We would also like to increase the proportion of women in areas where they are underrepresented and therefore expressly encourage women to apply.

Application deadline:

Have we sparked your interest? Please apply with your complete application documents (letter of motivation, curriculum vitae) via our online applicant portal by 4th of August 2021.

Max Planck Institute for Immunobiology and Epigenetics
Ms. Laule
Stübeweg 51
79108 Freiburg

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