10 PhD positions on “Gene Regulation, Epigenetics & Genome Stability”

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Applications are invited for 10 PhD positions within our IPP Summer Call 2015.

Our International PhD Programme (IPP) gives talented and enthusiastic students the opportunity to undertake interdisciplinary doctoral research at the cutting edge of modern biology.

Our research groups cover a broad range of expertise and the Programme themes encompass epigenetics, transcriptional control and dynamics, RNA biology, DNA damage repair, chromatin biology, bioinformatics and systems biology, and many other topics. See www.imb.de/PhD for details.

Career-building skills for the lab and beyond

The IPP offers comprehensive training in advanced research methodologies. These include, for instance, practical courses in bioinformatics, advanced microscopy, cytometry and cell sorting, qPCR, and next-generation sequencing (NGS) data and statistics.

In addition to learning new, state-of-the-art techniques from the wide range of experts that take part in the Programme, we offer dedicated courses covering transferable skills that are essential for a successful career, whatever you go on to do. Scientific writing and presentation skills, project management, conflict management, patenting are some of the topics covered.

All students within the Programme receive a generous stipend to support them during their research.

Required qualifications:
  • Master’s degree or Diploma
  • Motivation to solve complex biological problems
  • Excellent communication skills in English
Starting date: 1 November 2015 or later
Duration of stipend: 3 years, with the possibility of extension
Deadline for applications: 20 June 2015
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The IPP is coordinated by Institute of Molecular Biology Mainz (IMB)
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Germany (Rheinland-Pfalz)
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55128 Mainz
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Biology & Life Sciences

About Institute of Molecular Biology gGmbH

Our International PhD Programme on the “Gene Regulation, Epigenetics and DNA Damage Response” gives talented and enthusiastic students the opportunity to undertake PhD research at the cutting edge of modern biology. Our groups cover a broad range of expertise and include leading biochemists, geneticists, cell and developmental biologists who study the molecular mechanisms of...

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