Postdoctoral Position (m/f/div)

Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics, Freiburg

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

Type of Job


Postdoctoral Position (m/f/d)

Job offer from February 15, 2021

The Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics in Freiburg, Germany invites applications for a Postdoctoral Position for the lab of Dr. Iovino. The position is to be filled as soon as possible until initially June 30, 2024.

The Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics (MPI-IE) in Freiburg, Germany is an interdisciplinary research institution that conducts basic research in two key areas of modern biology: Immunobiology and Epigenetics. Central questions address the molecular basis of cell type identities, as they are regulated during immune cell differentiation, metabolic response and epigenetic chromatin adaptation.

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 a Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree in any area of Biology. Experience with molecular techniques is required and some knowledge of genomics, proteomics is desired. Candidates should have a good publication record. Very good command of English language.

We offer

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 aroused your interest? Please apply by 31st of March 2021 with your complete application documents (cover letter, curriculum vitae, certificates) via our online applicant portal.

For any question, please write to Mr. Dr. Nicola Iovino: .

Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics
Ms. Laule
Stübeweg 51
79108 Freiburg

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