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PhD Position in RNA Biology and Posttranscriptional Regulation

The MDC Berlin-Buch is a biomedical research institute dedicated to interdisciplinary research in the areas of Cardiovascular and Metabolic diseases, Cancer, Function and Dysfunction of Nervous Sys-tem as well as Systems Biology. It is a member of the Helmholtz Association of National Research Centers, supported by the Federal Government of Germany and the Senate of Berlin.

We offer an innovative working environment at the Berlin Institute for Medical Systems Biology (BIMSB) of the MDC, Berlin-Buch. State-of-the-art high-throughput methods for nucleic acids sequencing and mass spectrometry are established to follow systems approaches.

The candidate will identify RNA-binding proteins and cis-regulatory RNA elements involved in cellular responses to genotoxic stress using approaches described in Hafner et al. (Cell, 2010), Baltz et al. (Mol. Cell., 2012), Schueler et al. (Genome Biol., 2014), and Gregersen et al. (Mol. Cell, 2014). Functional studies will include molecular- and cell-based assays.

Skills: Master's degree or equivalent

Salary: German TVöD (Ost), scale (E13) 50% first year, 65% afterwards

Start Date: January 1, 2015

Limitation: The position is available for 36 months

Application period: November 30th, 2014

For further information please contact Dr. Markus Landthaler (markus.landthaler@mdc-berlin.de)

Website: https://www.mdc-berlin.de/13800178/en/bimsb

Contact detail

How to apply:
Please address your application (in one pdf file, maximum size 1 MB) with the supporting documents (cover letter describing your past experience and research interests as well as your CV including references) to Sabrina Deter (sabrina.deter@mdc-berlin.de) as soon as possible or latest by November 30th, 2014, indicating the registration number 10523/2014.
Send application to
Sabrina Deter (sabrina.deter@mdc-berlin.de)

Job profile

Working hours
Contract duration
Type of job
PhD Project
Work experience
job experience is not required
Germany (Berlin)
Working place
13125 Berlin
Area of expertise
Biology & Life Sciences