Ph.D. student

Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Berlin

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

(Job Code: 17-21 M)

Type of Job

Young Researchers

Ph.D. student

Job offer from September 01, 2017

The Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics is an international research institute with approximately 250 employees, working in the field of medical genomics. A special focus lies on genome analysis of man and other organisms.

The research group of Prof. Stefan Mundlos has an open position for a PhD student in pathogenic chromatin architecture and gene regulatio.

The research

We are currently looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic young researcher to study the mechanisms of how the genomes 3D organization in the nucleus influences gene expression in development and human disease. The experimental approach will combine high-throughput data, such as from RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, ATAC-seq, DamID-seq and Chromosome Conformation Capture technologies, with the generation of transgenic mice using CRISPR/Cas9 approaches. A strong focus is also available for the analysis of novel pathogenic mutations from human patients.

Your profile

A successful candidate has an experimental background in molecular biology and/or functional genomics, and holds a Master’s degree or a similar qualification in Biology, Biochemistry or related fields. Previous experience with mammalian stem cells and knowledge of computational biology is an advantage.

Our offer

The initial appointment will be for 3 years with the possibility of extension. Remuneration will be paid according to the collective wage agreement for the puiblic service (TVöD Bund) up to half of the level E13. The position is available as of now but starting dates are negotiable.

Your application

The Max Planck Society is committed to employing more individuals with disabilities and especially encourages them to apply. Furthermore, the Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

Qualified and interested candidates should submit their  application including (i) a cover letter (describing your motivation and how your background would best fit this position), (ii) a CV, (iii) contact information of 2-3 mentors who agreed to provide a short letter of recommendation.

For further information please visit the website of the Mundlos group.

Please send all documents as a single pdf-file via e-mail to Prof. Stefan Mundlos or Dr. Michael Robson via E-Mail .

Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics
Ihnestr. 73
14195 Berlin

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