PhD position (Genome stability & DNA repair ): Chromosome Dynamics and non-coding RNA

IMB Mainz
June 01 2017
Life Sciences, Biology
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

In the field of “Chromosome Dynamics and non-coding RNA”  the research group of Prof. Peter Baumann offers the following PhD project:

Biogenesis of human telomerase

While studying telomerase in fission yeast has provided us with fundamental insights, we are ultimately interested in understanding the biogenesis and regulation of the human enzyme.  We are therefore using the technical expertise developed with fission yeast to probe telomerase biogenesis in mammalian cells.           

The student will use CRISPR/Cas9 technology to dissect the role of RNA processing and RNA modifying enzymes in telomerase biogenesis and turnover.  A combination of life cell imaging, next generation sequencing and classical biochemistry will allow the student to further elucidate the pathway by which the telomerase enzyme is assembled and identify the factors that regulate enzyme activity.

We offer

  • The possibility to work on a cutting-edge project using state-of-the-art technology in a highly motivated research team

  • A stimulating, diverse and international research environment

  • Advanced training opportunities

  • A fully funded PhD position


Duration of stipend/salary: 3 years, with the possibility of extension

Starting date: 1 March 2018 or later

Deadline for registration (exclusively online via web form): 15 November 2017


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This job comes from a partnership with Science Magazine and Euraxess

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