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PhD positions in stem cell biology (m/f)

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The Max Planck Research Group „Skin Homeostasis and Ageing“
headed by Dr. Sara Wickström

is looking for
PhD students (m/f)
(job code 07-2015)
 
The successful candidate will join a young and dynamic research team in the analysis of stem cell regulation in tissue morphogenesis, maintenance and disease. We employ a wide range of techniques, including mouse genetics, cell biology, live cell imaging, and mass spectrometry to study how cell-matrix signaling and the mechanical forces generated by the cytoskeleton regulate stem cell fate decisions, and the role of these processes in skin homeostasis, ageing and age-related diseases such as cancer. This post is available from the 1st of April 2015.

Qualifications
The applicant is required to hold a masters degree/diploma in biology, biochemistry or a related field, as well as strong written and oral communication skills. The working language of the lab is English; knowledge of the German language is not necessary. Experience in one of the following methodologies: mouse genetics, cell biology, live cell imaging is an advantage.
 
Research environment
The Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing was founded in 2008 for the purpose of understanding fundamental mechanisms of healthy ageing. It is part of a broad network of research institutions in the Cologne-Bonn area dedicated to research on ageing and age-related disease, constituting a vibrant and collaborative environment for research. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology and excellent core facilities, to which the successful candidate would have access, the institute provides outstanding research opportunities for its scientists. The Institute hosts employees from 28 nations, and will grow to 350 members in the new building.

We offer a three-year fully funded PhD fellowship. The Max Planck Society is committed to employ more disabled individuals and especially encourages them to apply. We also seek to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and especially encourage them to apply.

To apply, upload a pdf-file (job code 07-2015) containing a one-page letter with a personal statement outlining your research interests and relevant work experience, your CV and bibliography, contact information for 2-3 references, all in a single pdf-file on our application website.

Informal inquiries are very welcome and should be sent to Wickstroem@age.mpg.de. For further information about the Institute and the Wickström lab see www.age.mpg.de.
 
Are you interested?
Then please upload your complete application documents in electronic form as one single PDF-document via our online application platform/website http://www.age.mpg.de/career/open-positions/. Deadline for applications is 31.3.2015.

Contact detail


How to apply:
To apply, upload a pdf-file (job code 07-2015) containing a one-page letter with a personal statement outlining your research interests and relevant work experience, your CV and bibliography, contact information for 2-3 references, all in a single pdf-file on our application website:  http://www.age.mpg.de/career/open-positions/
Send application to
Wickstroem@age.mpg.de

Job profile


Working hours
Full-Time
Contract duration
Temporary
Type of job
PhD Project
Work experience
job experience is not required
Region
Germany (Nordrhein-Westfalen)
Working place
50931 Köln
Area of expertise
Biology & Life Sciences