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 October 17, 2018

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 inheritable traits, which are not caused by changes in the DNA sequence.                                        

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 a project 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. The ultimate goal is to translate our findings into human disease settings.

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 hematopoietic stem cell and/or leukemic stem cells. Additional experience in bioinformatics is a plus. A strong publication record will be appreciated. Good knowledge of English (oral and written), strong communication skills, high self-motivation and can 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.

Application deadline:

Have we sparked your interest? Please submit your completed application, including your CV, a short statement of research background/interests and two reference letters via our online application portal by November 18th, 2018.

Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics

Ms. Laule

Stübeweg 51

79108 Freiburg

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