Postdoctoral Position (Hematopoietic and Leukemic Stem Cell biology)

Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics, Freiburg

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

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Postdoctoral Position (Hematopoietic and Leukemic Stem Cell Biology)

Job offer from December 21, 2017

The Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics in Freiburg, Germany, has an opening for a postdoc in Hematopoietic and Leukemic Stem Cell biology for an initial period of two years.

The position will be available in the research group of Dr. Nina Cabezas-Wallscheid and is funded by an ERC Starting Grant.Our group studies the mechanisms regulating hematopoietic and leukemic stem cell quiescence. We are pursuing interdisciplinary projects which include the use of genetic models in combination with state-of-the-art population and single-cell OMICs analysis. Our ultimate goal is to translate these findings into human disease settings.

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 develop-ment of vertebrate embryo. Another main focus of the Institute is Epigenetics. This area deals with inheritable traits, which are not caused by changes in the DNA sequence.

Your tasks

The lab is seeking talented and enthusiastic candidates who are interested in a dynamic, well-supported lab at a top research institution.

Your qualifications

Applicants should have a MSc plus PhD in biology, biotechnology, molecular medicine or a related field. Additional experience in computational skills are a plus. A strong publication record will be appreciated. Good knowledge of English (oral and written), communication skills, self-motivation and ability to work independently as well as in a collaborative environment are essential.

We offer

The Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics (MPI-IE) in Freiburg is an interdisciplinary institution that conducts research of excellence in the areas of Immunobiology and Epigenetics. The MPI-IE hosts more than 300 employees within 15 research groups, supported by state-of-the-art scientific facilities (e.g. proteomics, metabolomics, deep-sequencing unit and a powerful data center). Based within close vicinity to both France and Switzerland, our institute hosts a vibrant community of international researchers.

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. A childcare facility is directly attached to the Institute.


Have we sparked your interest? Please submit your complete application, including a CV, a short statement of research background/interests and two reference letters via our online application portal until February 9nd,  2018.

Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics
Stübeweg 51
79108 Freiburg

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