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PhD Position

The Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics is an international research institute with approximately 250 employees, working in the field of medical genomics.

In the Mass Spectrometry Group a
PhD position
Code 15-21 M 
is available immediately.
The research interest of our group is based in the field of mitochondrial pathologies. Furthermore, we provide MS service for the entire Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics. Primary objectives for the candidate (f/m) include, but are not limited to: System medicine of the liver, as part of a BMBF funded research network.
The applicant (f/m) should hold a masters degree / diploma in biology, biochemistry or a related field. The applicant (f/m) must show strong written and oral communication skills and a substantial interest in mass spectrometry. Expertise and hands-on experience, i.e., in quantitative mass spectrometry (nanoLC-MS/MS) with additional experience in sample preparation for proteomics and metabolomics and bioinformatics are highly desirable.
Responsibilities will include development and execution of experiments, data analysis, manuscript preparation, presentation of results and working with collaborators and other members of the research team.
The position is limited to 3 years with the opportunity of prolongation and funded by the BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research; E13, 50%).
More information about the research group, instrumentations and recent publications can be found on our MPI mass spectrometry webpage: (Correct answers for the MS Quiz (see homepage) should be included in your application, as they will give you a bonus!)
The Max Planck Society is committed to employing more handicapped individuals and especially encourages them to apply.
The Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

Motivated and enthusiastic individuals are encouraged to send a full C.V. including professional references and a detailed covering letter outlining your particular skills, experience and relevance before January 10th 2016 via e-mail to:
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About Max-Planck-Institut für molekulare Genetik

Das Max-Planck-Institut für molekulare Genetik (MPIMG) wurde 1964 mit Heinz-Günther Wittmann und Heinz Schuster als Gründungsdirektoren ins Leben gerufen. 1965 folgte die Berufung von Thomas A. Trautner. Die Arbeit des MPIMGs konzentrierte sich zunächst auf DNA-Replikation und Genregulation bei Bakterien, Bakteriophagen und Pilzen (Abt. Schuster und Trautner) sowie die...

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