Postdoctoral Positions in chromatin regulation by MOF complexes (m / f / d)

Job Details
Closing Date: 2019-09-25
Institution: Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics
Term: 2 years
Keyword Names: Academic/Research, Postdoctoral
Line 1: Max Planck Institute
City: Freiburg
Country: Germany

Job Description

Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics (MPI-IE

Freiburg, Germany

We are offering

h3. *Two Postdoctoral Positions in chromatin regulation by MOF complexes (m/f/d)*

The Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics in Freiburg, Germany is offering two Postdoctoral Positions in the Department of Chromatin Regulation (Head: Dr. Asifa Akhtar). The positions are available for an initial two-year appointment with the possibility of extension.

The MPI in Freiburg is an international research institute at the cross-roads of Southern Germany, Switzerland and France. The working language is English. State-of-the-art infrastructure and service units, including transgenesis, mass spectrometry, proteomics, flow cytometry, fly and imaging and imaging facilities are available.


The research focus of the Akhtar department includes mechanisms underlying chromatin and epigenetic regulation. The lab uses fly and mouse models employing multidisciplinary approaches such as genetics, biochemistry, functional genomics, single cell analyses as well as cell biology and structural biology. Main interests of the lab include genome architecture, the role of non-coding RNAs, and mechanisms underlying cell fate decisions.

We are looking for two enthusiastic, highly-motivated, science-driven and experienced scientists to join our team to unravel the molecular mechanisms that regulate gene expression.


Applicants should have an academic degree in life science plus a PhD in molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, bioinformatics and/or high-resolution imaging. Prior experience working in Drosophila or mouse models would be an advantage. A strong publication record is a prerequisite. Furthermore, the ability to work in a team, communication skills and experience in the supervision of graduate students are an asset.

We offer:

Salary will be based on previous experience according to TVöD guidelines.

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.