Staff scientist in molecular biology and tissue engineering
A postdoctoral research position in complex trait genetics and tissue engineering is available in the Chan Lab at the Max Planck Institute in Tübingen, Germany as part of a Max Planck and ERC-funded research team investigating gene network evolution in mouse tissue culture models.
Your role: You will be a central team member working closely with postdocs and PhD students on molecular genetic and tissue engineering projects. You will be responsible for the derivation and maintenance of specialized iPS and embryonic stem cell lines, tissue differentiation and high-throughput sequencing library preparation for DNA and RNAseq. In addition to your own research role, you will share lab management duties that include ordering, equipment maintenance and training of newcomers together with other existing lab members.
Requirements: You should hold a Bachelors, equivalent degree or higher in the areas of genetics, molecular biology or regenerative medicine. We are looking for a strong track-record and demonstrated research experience and training particularly in tissue culture and aseptic techniques. Passion for research, team spirit and enthusiasm are essential. English is required.
Our Team: You will work in a multidisciplinary team that focuses on mammalian EvoDevo, combining population and comparative genomics with molecular biology and tissue engineering techniques to study the evolution of gene regulatory network in mouse and its close relatives. Our research group is funded by the European Research Council (ERC) and the Max Planck Society and is located on the Max Planck campus in Tübingen, Germany. Our campus hosts world-class research groups, including 11 other ERC-funded teams, and operates state-of-the-art sequencing and other core facilities. English is the working language. All seminars and communications are in English.
Our Offer: The position is available for an initial 2 years with the possibility of extension. Salary and benefits are according to the German public service pay scale (TVöD Bund up to and including E13) and are commensurate with training and experience.
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 is committed to employing more handicapped individuals and especially encourages them to apply.
To Apply: Consideration of applications will begin on July 1st 2015, and will remain open until filled. Please send your application with 1. a statement of research interests and why you have applied for this position, 2. your CV, and 3. three reference letters to Dr Frank Chan at firstname.lastname@example.org or the postal address below. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Dr Frank Chan, Friedrich Miescher Laboratory of the Max Planck Society, Spemannstrasse 39, 72076 Tübingen, Germany.
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