One PhD position
The Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne invites applications from enthusiastic, motivated individuals for the Junior Research Group (JRG VII) “Systems Biology of Chromatin” of Dr. Argyris Papantonis
One PhD position (65%)
The position is immediately available for 36 months with the possibility of extension.
What we are looking for:
Ideal candidates are expected to hold degrees in a relevant scientific field, have a strong interest in genome and/or RNA biology, excellent command of English, and the ability to work as members of a group. Experience in transcriptional studies (e.g., 3C, ChIP) and in silico analysis of high-throughput datasets will be considered as an advantage. Successful candidates will be given the opportunity to develop their own research interests in an inter-disciplinary environment.
Our work focuses on primary human cells. We wish to uncover the rules governing gene expression in response to developmental and extra-cellular cues. Genome architecture is thought to be a major determinant in this. What we would like to understand is how chromatin folds to accommodate responses to such cues in all four dimensions: 3-D space and time. In the end, we anticipate these rules to be general ones, which – once deciphered – will allow us to predict how a cell might respond during disease, development, or aging.
CMMC, along with its partner institutes such as the Cologne Cluster of Excellence in Cellular Stress Responses in Aging-associated Diseases, Cologne Center for Genomics and Max-Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing all located in the same campus, provides a vibrant scientific environment. Therefore, the CMMC´s JRG for Systems Biology of Chromatin is placed perfectly where basic research meets cutting-edge translational science.
The positions are based on the German TV-L salary conditions.
The CMMC places strong emphasis on gender equality and seeks to increase the proportional representation of women in this field. Applications from female scientists are especially welcome; suitably qualified women will be given preferential consideration unless other candidates clearly demonstrate superior qualifications.
We also welcome applications from disabled candidates, who will also be given preferential consideration over applicants with comparable qualifications.
While applying for the job please refer to jobvector and use the following reference number: e079
Please visit http://www.zmmk.uni-koeln.de/ to learn more about the group’s interests and ongoing research.
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