Student Research Assistant

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 Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics is an international research institute with approximately 350 employees, working in the field of medical genomics.
In the Mass Spectrometry Group a
Student Research Assistant
(e.g. Master thesis)
Code: 15-13 M
position, to assist the ongoing research, is available. Research assistants are usually employed on a basis of 50h a month. Position lasts for 6 months and is available from September 2015.
We are seeking highly motivated students major in molecular biology/biochemistry/bioinformatics who would like to conduct research for their Diploma/Master thesis in our lab.
The research interest of our group is based in the field of mitochondrial pathologies. Primary objectives for the candidate include, but are not limited to: quantitative proteome and metabolome profiling of mitochondrial disorders.

The applicant should hold a bachelor degree in biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics or related fields. The applicant must show strong written and oral communication skills and a substantial interest in mass spectrometry.
Responsibilities will include the development and execution of experiments, data analysis, statistics, and collaborating with other members of the research team. Proficiency in English is necessary.
More information about the research group, instrumentations and recent publications can be found on our MPI mass spectrometry web-page: (Correct answers for the MS Quiz (see homepage) 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.


Contact detail

How to apply:
Dr. David Meierhofer / Code 1513
Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics
Ihnestraße 63-73
14195 Berlin

or via e-mail to:
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Motivated and enthusiastic individuals are encouraged to send a full C.V. including references and a detailed covering letter outlining your particular interests, skills, experience and relevance before August 16th, 2015 to:

Dr. David Meierhofer / Code 1513
Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics
Ihnestraße 63-73
14195 Berlin

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Job profile

Working hours
Can be Full-Time or Part-Time
Contract duration
Type of job
Diploma Thesis/Master's Thesis
Work experience
job experience is not required
Germany (Berlin)
Working place
14195 Berlin
Area of expertise
Biotechnology, Biology & Life Sciences, Chemistry

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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