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PhD Student in Developmental Epigenetics (m/f)

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The Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB) funded by the Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation is seeking to recruit a
PhD Student in Developmental Epigenetics

The Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB) is a Centre of Excellence for Life Sciences funded by the Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation. It is located on the campus of the University of Mainz in Germany. Applications are invited for a PhD student position in the laboratory of Dr Vijay Tiwari (www.imb-mainz.de/research-at-imb/tiwari). The successful applicant will contribute to internationally competitive research on Epigenetic Regulation of Development. The group employs high-throughput epigenomics assays in combination with stem cell biology and neurobiology as well as cutting-edge epigenetics and molecular biology tools. The resulting datasets are analyzed using bioinformatics, statistics and systems biology tools to generate a comprehensive model of epigenetic regulation of gene expression during embryonic development. Information on the scientific background can be found at:

You will
  • Study epigenetic mechanisms that regulate cell-type specification during embryonic development
  • Utilize mouse embryonic stem cell differentiation and mouse as a model system
  • Obtain training in epigenetics, developmental biology, computational biology and gene regulation
  • Have access to all IMB Core Facilities
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners
  • Work in close cooperation with a team of experimental and computational researchers

We offer
  • The possibility to work on a cutting-edge project using state-of-the-art technology in a highly motivated research team
  • A stimulating, diverse and international research environment
  • Advanced training opportunities
  • A competitive stipend

Required Qualifications
  • Master or Diploma in Biology, Biochemistry or related areas
  • Motivation to solve complex biological problems
  • Excellent communication skills

To express an interest in the position, please email a single PDF file containing your cover letter, CV (in English) and scans of your degrees to Dr Vijay Tiwari (v.tiwari@imb-mainz.de). Eligible applicants will subsequently be asked to officially apply via IMB’s International PhD Programme (www.imb-mainz.de/PhD). IMB is an equal opportunity employer.

Starting date: April 2016 or later

Duration of stipend: 3 years, with the possibility of extension

Deadline for applications: 8th November 2015

Contact detail

How to apply:
via E-Mail
Send application to
Dr Vijay Tiwari
Ackermannweg 4
Mainz   55128

Job profile

Working hours
Contract duration
Type of job
PhD Project
Work experience
job experience is not required
Germany (Rheinland-Pfalz)
Working place
55128 Mainz
Area of expertise
Biology & Life Sciences