A staff scientist position in genetics and molecular biology is available in the Jones Lab at the Max Planck Institute in Tuebingen, Germany as part of a Max Planck and ERC-funded research team investigating the molecular genetic basis of variation and adaptation in natural populations.
Your role: You will be a central team member working closely with postdocs and PhD students on molecular genetic, transgenic, and genomic projects. You will be responsible for running functional genetic assays (cloning, microinjection and fish embryonic phenotyping) and preparation of genomic DNA, RNA and ChIPSeq libraries. In addition to your own research role, you will share lab management duties that include ordering and equipment maintenance with other existing lab members.
Requirements: You should hold a Masters, equivalent degree or higher in the areas of genetics, molecular biology. We are looking for someone with a strong track-record and demonstrated research experience and training particularly in genetics and molecular biology. Passion for research, team spirit and enthusiasm are essential. English is required.
Our Team: You will work in a multidisciplinary team that uses genetics, molecular, developmental, and evolutionary biology to study the molecular mechanisms of adaptation and speciation in threespine stickleback fish. Our research group is funded by the European Research Council (ERC) and the Max Planck Society and is located on the Max Planck campus in Tübingen, Germany. Our campus hosts world-class research groups, including 11 other ERC-funded teams, and operates state-of-the-art sequencing and other core facilities. English is the working language. All seminars and communications are in English.
Our Offer: The position is available for an initial 2 years with the possibility of extension based on performance. Salary and benefits are according to the German public service pay scale (TVöD Bund up to and including E13) and are commensurate with training and experience.
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. The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals.
To Apply: Consideration of applications will begin on July 20th 2015, and will remain open until filled. Please send your application with 1. a statement of research interests and why you have applied for this position, 2. your CV, and 3. three reference letters to Dr. Felicity Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org or the postal address below. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Dr. Felicity Jones, Friedrich Miescher Laboratory of the Max Planck Society, Spemannstrasse 39, 72076 Tuebingen, Germany.
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