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PhD students (m/f) in Stem cell biology and genomics

The Max Planck Research Group „Skin Homeostasis and Ageing“headed by Dr. Sara Wickström
is looking for
PhD students (m/f) in Stem cell biology and genomics
(job code 14-2016)
 
The successful candidate will join a young and dynamic research team in the analysis of stem cell regulation in tissue morphogenesis, maintenance and cancer. We employ a wide range of techniques, including mouse genetics, cell biology, live cell imaging, mass spectrometry and next generation sequencing to study how stem cell fate is regulated through interactions with their niche. The aim is to identify signalling networks and epigenetic mechanisms that regulate stemness and stem cell differentiation during development, ageing and tumour formation. This post is available from the 1st of November 2016.
 
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 is of the lab is English; knowledge of the German language is not necessary. Experience in one of the following methodologies: genetics, cell biology, or confocal 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 34 nations, and will grow to 350 members in the new building.

We offer a three-year contract according to the funding guidelines for young researchers of the Max Planck Society. 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 14-2016) 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 30.10.2016
.

How to apply:
To apply, upload a pdf-file (job code 14-2016) 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
While applying for the job please refer to jobvector and use the following reference number: 14/2016

About Max-Planck-Institut für Biologie des Alterns

Geschäftsführender Direktor Prof. Dr. Nils-Göran Larsson  

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