Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Cologne, Germany

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Cologne, Germany

Employer Max-Planck-Institute for Biology of Ageing
Ref 06/2014
LocationCologne, Germany

The Max Planck Research Group „Chromatin and Ageing“
headed by Dr. Peter Tessarz is looking for a full time
Postdoctoral Research Fellow (m/f)
(job code 06/2014)
 
The focus of the newly established research group “Chromatin and Ageing” is on chromatin architecture. We are interested in the role of chromatin during development and ageing with a particular emphasis on transcriptional output. A long-term goal of the group will be to understand how to reverse the age-induced changes in chromatin and whether this will influence ageing progression. We are using two model systems to study the correlation of ageing and chromatin, the yeast S. cerevisiae and mammalian tissue culture systems. We apply a multidisciplinary approach combining, genetics, genomics, systems biology, cell and molecular biology, imaging and biochemistry in order to understand the biology of ageing and age-related disease. We seek highly motivated, ambitious, and talented scientists to help setting up an enthusiastic and collaborative team in an outstanding scientific environment. This post is available from the 1st of September 2014.
 
Qualifications
The successful applicant will hold a Ph.D. in a relevant research area such as biology, molecular biology, genetics or biochemistry and have a strong track record of accomplishment. The applicant should have a keen interest in the biology of ageing and chromatin, and excellent written and oral communication skills. Experience with tissue culture and in particular with retroviral delivery systems is essential. Familiarity with primary tissue culture from mice is a plus, but not essential. The working language is English; knowledge of the German language is not required.
 
Research Environment
The Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing was founded in 2008 for the purpose of understanding fundamental mechanisms of healthy ageing. It is part of a broad network of research institutions in the Cologne-Bonn area dedicated to research on ageing and age-related disease, constituting a vibrant and collaborative environment for research. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology and excellent core facilities, to which the successful candidate would have access, the institute provides outstanding research opportunities for its scientists. The Institute hosts employees from 23 nations, and will grow to 350 members in the new building.
 
The employment contract is based on contracts for the civil service (TVöD-Bund, Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst) will initially be time limited. The Max Planck Society is committed to employ more disabled individuals and especially encourages them to apply.
The Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and especially encourages them to apply.
 
To apply, upload a pdf-file (job code 06/2014) containing a one-page letter with a personal statement describing your scientific accomplishments and interests, your CV and bibliography, contact information for 3 references, all in a single pdf-file on our application website.
 
Informal inquiries are very welcome and should be sent to eval(unescape('%64%6f%63%75%6d%65%6e%74%2e%77%72%69%74%65%28%27%3c%61%20%68%72%65%66%3d%22%6d%61%69%6c%74%6f%3a%70%65%74%65%72%2e%74%65%73%73%61%72%7a%40%61%67%65%2e%6d%70%67%2e%64%65%22%3e%70%65%74%65%72%2e%74%65%73%73%61%72%7a%40%61%67%65%2e%6d%70%67%2e%64%65%3c%2f%61%3e%27%29%3b')). For further information about the Institute see www.age.mpg.de.
 
Are you interested?
Then please upload your complete application documents in electronic form as one single PDF-document via our online application platform/website http://www.age.mpg.de/career/open-positions/. Deadline for applications is 9th June 2014.
 
Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, Joseph-Stelzmann-Str. 9b, D-50931 Cologne, www.age.mpg.de, Tel+49-(0)221-37970212