Postdoc (m/f) in Developmental Epigenetics

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Postdoc (m/f) in Developmental Epigenetics

Postdoc (m/f) in Developmental Epigenetics/long noncoding RNAs : Berlin, Germany

The Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics is an international research institute with approx. 300 employees, working in the field of medical genomics. It provides excellent working conditions and facilities, comprising an excellent animal facility and transgenic unit, a sequencing core facility and mass-spectrometry facility, imaging facilities including a 2-photon LSM, a FACS and a Fluidigm C1.

The Department of Developmental Genetics (Prof. Herrmann) is looking for a strongly motivated

Postdoc (m/f) in Developmental

Epigenetics/long noncoding RNAs
Code: 15-11 H


The Department of Developmental Genetics investigates the genetic control of mouse development, employing state-of-the-art molecular biology and transgenic approaches. Our research is focused on the analysis of gene regulatory networks controlling trunk development, comprising neurogenesis and mesoderm formation, patterning, lineage choice, commitment and differentiation.

The successful applicant will participate in the investigation of gene regulatory networks controlling early lineage decisions of progenitor cells in the trunk, comprising genetic and epigenetic mechanisms, in particular those mediated by long noncoding RNA (Grote et al. Dev Cell. 2013; Grote and Herrmann, TIGS 2015). The project involves CRISPR mutagenesis and genetic modification of ES cells, cell specific fluorescent reporters and FACS, lineage tracing as well as RNA-seq, ChIP-seq and other methods for the analysis of genome control, expression and organization in cells derived from embryos or from in vitro differentiation approaches.


Applicants should hold a recent PhD degree and have profound expertise in epigenetics and molecular biology, a strong background in embryology (preferably of the mouse) and/or in vitro differentiation of stem cells and experience in fluorescence microscopy.

Applicants should have a record of sufficient quality to successfully apply for a long-term fellowship from international funding agencies, and will receive a Max-Planck postdoctoral fellowship (stipend) for start-up; funding is secured for at least two years. The successful applicant may, after the fellowship phase, develop a research group of his/her own, provided external funding is secured.

The position is immediately available.
The Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore
explicitly encourages women to apply. Applications including a curriculum vitae and relevant documents should be sent via email

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Max-Planck Institute for Molecular Genetik
  • Berlin, Germany
11 days ago
July 11, 2015
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Postgraduate - Doctorate/PhD
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