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PhD (Doktorand) Postion Chromatin/Stem Cells

The aim of the Mermoud laboratory is to understand how chromatin-based mechanisms steer cells towards a particular fate, direct normal growth and preserve the correct proliferation status in mammals. A PhD position is now available to examine the role of ATP-dependent chromatin remodeling in cell fate decisions, especially in regulating the functional and spatial organisation of the genome during differentiation of ES cells. This provides an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated, curiosity driven candidate to participate in an exciting project.
Chromatin remodeling enzymes are being increasingly recognized as crucial for supporting and reinforcing cell identity. Genetic mutations of chromatin remodelers have been implicated in cancer initiation or progression and frequently lead to impairment of embryonic development and pluripotency but little is known about the mechanistic basis underlying their requirement. To tackle this question the successful candidate will combine modern cell and moelcular biology methods, biochemistry and genome wide approaches.
The Institute of Molecular Biology and Tumour Biology offers a collaborative and stimulating research environment and is located in Marburg, a charming city in Germany with a thriving student population. 
More details about the Mermoud Lab and the Institute can be found at
We are looking for enthusiastic and talented PhD-students with a Masters degree, or equivalent, in molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology or genetics and with a strong drive to excel. Previous lab experience is essential and experience in genome-wide data analysis and/or stem cell biology would be an advantage.
If you are interested please apply in a single PDF file with your CV, details about your motivation and previous work as well as the contact details of 3 people who could provide reference letters.

E mail address: mermoud@imt.uni-Marburg.de
Job reference: SMD1
End date: 20 August 2014

Contact detail

How to apply:
E mail: mermoud@imt.uni-Marburg.de
Send application to
Contact: Dr Mermoud 

Job profile

Working hours
Contract duration
Type of job
PhD Project
Work experience
job experience is not required
Germany (Hessen)
Working place
35032 Marburg an der Lahn
Area of expertise
Biology & Life Sciences, Human medicine