Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics, Freiburg
Developmental and Evolutionary Biology & Genetics Immunobiology and Infection Biology & Medicine
Type of Job
Job offer from October 23, 2017
The Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics and the University of Freiburg, Germany offers a PhD position in the group of Thomas Manke. The position is available for a three-year appointment.
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 heritable traits, which are not caused by changes in the DNA sequence.
You will be part of a newly established research training group (MeInBio), which aims at a dual education in bioinformatics and wet laboratory methods to explore the spatiotemporal dynamics of gene regulation using high-throughput and high-resolution methods. This specific project aims at understanding the genome organization during neuronal differentiation at high resolution. To this end, detailed molecular maps of histone modifications, chromatin states and chromatin conformation in 3D will be generated, analyzed and interpreted.
PhD applicants should hold a MSc/Diploma in life sciences, ideally with a strong computational component. MSc in Bioinformatics or Informatics will be considered, if they can demonstrate practical expertise with molecular biology techniques. We are looking for highly motivated candidates who are showing strong interest in interdisciplinary research and the desire to work at the interface of epigenetics, neuroscience and bioinformatics. We also expect fluency in both written and spoken English.
- Dual education in computational and molecular biology
- State-of-the-art technologies and infrastructure (e.g. deep-sequencing, imaging, bioinformatics)
- International, multidisciplinary environment
- Regular courses in bioinformatics, laboratory techniques and soft skills
- Great location at the heart of the Black Forest and in close vicinity to France and Switzerland
Salary will be based on the MPG Support of Junior Scientists 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. A childcare facility is directly attached to the institute.
Have we sparked your interest? Please submit your complete application, including a statement of research interests, a CV and contact details for at least two referees via our online application portal until 24th November, 2017.
Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics