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02/2016 Postdoctoral Research Fellow (m/f)

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The Department for „Molecular Genetics of Ageing“headed by director Prof. Dr. Adam Antebi
is looking for a full time 

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (m/f)
(job code 02-2016)
 
The Antebi Department investigates how diet, reproduction, and hormones impact animal life span, mostly using the worm Caenorhabditis elegans as a model organism. The overarching goals are to reveal conserved mechanisms of longevity, and to understand how hormones and small molecule metabolites affect metabolism, signal transduction and ageing. We apply a multidisciplinary approach combining, genetics, systems biology, cell and molecular biology, imaging, biochemistry and mass spectrometry in order to understand the biology of ageing and age-related disease. Ultimately we hope to develop small molecule therapies that will improve health during ageing in humans.
We seek a highly motivated, ambitious, and talented scientist to join an enthusiastic and collaborative team in an outstanding scientific environment to perform research of longevity mechanisms in a fish model system (Killifish, Nothobranchius furzeri or Medaka, Oryzias latipes).
 
Qualifications
The successful applicant will hold a Ph.D. in a relevant research area such as biology, molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry or chemistry and have a strong track record of accomplishment. Prior experience with fish models (Killifish, Medaka, Zebrafish) would be most welcome. The applicant should also have a keen interest in the biology of ageing, and excellent written and oral communication skills. The working language is English; knowledge of the German language is not required.
 
Research Environment
The Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing (MPI-AGE), Cologne, was founded in 2008 with the aim to understand fundamental mechanisms of healthy ageing in various model systems. The institute 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 with state of the art facilities for research. At the moment, we host employees from 30 different nations.
 
The employment contract is based on contracts for the civil service (TVöD-Bund, Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst) or will be a Max Planck Postdoctoral Stipend and either will initially be time limited. 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.
 
Are you interested?
Then please upload your complete application documents, containing a one-page letter with a personal statement describing your scientific accomplishments and your interests in our laboratory, your CV and bibliography as well as, contact information for 3 references, in electronic form as one single pdf-file via our online application platform until April 4th 2016.
                                                              http://www.age.mpg.de/career/open-positions/
 
Informal inquiries are welcome and should be sent to recruitment-AA@age.mpg.de. For further information about the Institute and the Antebi department see www.age.mpg.de. Please also see the recent publications from the Antebi department for more information on our scientific projects:
 
Denzel, M.S., Storm, N.J., Gutschmidt, A., Baddi, R., Hinze, Y., Jarosch, E., Sommer, T., Hoppe, T., and Antebi, A. (2014). Hexosamine pathway metabolites enhance protein quality control and prolong life. Cell 156, 1167-1178.
 
Horn, M., Geisen, C., Cermak, L., Becker, B., Nakamura, S., Klein, C., Pagano, M., and Antebi, A. (2014). DRE-1/FBXO11-dependent degradation of BLMP-1/BLIMP-1 governs C. elegans developmental timing and maturation. Developmental cell 28, 697-710.
 
Magner, D.B., Wollam, J., Shen, Y., Hoppe, C., Li, D., Latza, C., Rottiers, V., Hutter, H., and Antebi, A. (2013). The NHR-8 nuclear receptor regulates cholesterol and bile acid homeostasis in C. elegans. Cell metabolism 18, 212-224.
 
Shen, Y., Wollam, J., Magner, D., Karalay, O., and Antebi, A. (2012). A steroid receptor-microRNA switch regulates life span in response to signals from the gonad. Science 338, 1472-1476.
 

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Please upload your complete application documents, containing a one-page letter with a personal statement describing your scientific accomplishments and your interests in our laboratory, your CV and bibliography as well as, contact information for 3 references, in electronic form as one single pdf-file
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Informal inquiries are welcome and should be sent to recruitment-AA@age.mpg.de

Job profile


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