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Postdoctoral Position - Epigenetic regulation of early embryo: Germany

The Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics in Freiburg, Germany offers a Postdoctoral Position in the Laboratory of Nicola Iovino. The position is available immediately until 30th of June 2024.

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 Epigenetic. This area deals with inheritable traits, which are not caused by changes in the DNA sequence.

Your tasks:

The Iovino lab is part of the Chromatin Regulation department. It focuses on understanding the epigenetic events contributing to the formation of functional gametes and the establishment of the zygotic epigenome upon fertilization. We are looking for a skilled mouse embryologist with expertise in mouse germline and early embryo. The successful candidate will have the excellent opportunity to collaborate within the group and translate in mouse our recent finding in Drosophila (Zenk, et al. Science 2017)

Your qualifications:

We are looking for a motivated team player with strong communication skills and the desire to work in a dynamic environment. The successful applicant will have proven experience with early mouse embryology and germline. Applicants should have an academic degree plus a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in any area of Biology. Experience with molecular techniques is required and knowledge of genomics, proteomics is desired. Candidates should have a good publication record and a very good command of English.

We offer:

The MPI in Freiburg is an international research institute at the cross-road of Southern Germany, Switzerland and France. State-of-the-art infrastructure and service units, including transgenesis, mass spectrometry, next generation sequencing, proteomics, flow cytometry and imaging facilities are available.

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 cover letter outlining your motivation, CV, list of publications and communications, names/contact information of two references) via our online application portal until September 30th,2019.

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