Postdoctoral Position m/f in Bioinformatics

Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics
Salary will be based on previous experience according to TVöD guidelines.
March 28 2018
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We are offering a

Postdoctoral Position m/f
in Bioinformatics

The Max Planck Insititute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics in Freiburg, Germany is offering a Postdoctoral Position in Bioinformatics in the Department of Chromatin Regulation (Head: Dr. Asifa Akhtar). The position is 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 facilities are available.

Your tasks:
The research focus of the Akhtar department includes mechanisms underlying chromatin an 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 an enthusiastic, highly-motivated, science-driven and experienced scientist to join our team to unravel the molecular mechanisms that regulate gene expression.

Your qualifications:
Applicants should have an academic degree in life science plus PhD with at least 3 years of proven research experience in the area of bioinformatics and analyses of genomewide data (ChIPseq, RNAseq). Prior experience working with Drosophila or mouse models is highly encouraged. Candidates must have a strong publication record. 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.

Application deadline:
Have we sparked your interest? Please submit your complete application, including a statement of research interests and a CV via our online application portal at until May 4th 2018. At the same time, please ask three of your referees to send recommendation letters to

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.

Handicapped applicants with equal qualifications will be given preferential treatment. The Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in areas, where they are underrepresented, and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply. A childcare facility is directly attached to the Institute.

If you would like to work in a dedicated team, please convince us now by sending us your complete application documents together with your salary expectations and your earliest possible date of joining the Institute.

Max Planck Institute
of Immunobiology and Epigenetics
Ms. Schätzle-Ott
Stübeweg 51
79108 Freiburg