Evolutionary Biology Postdoctoral Fellow @ Max Planck Germany:

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Developmental and Evolutionary Biology & Genetics Structural and Cell Biology
Job Code: 19-2018

Evolutionary Biology Postdoctoral Fellow @ Max Planck Germany

Job Offer from July 20, 2018
The Research Group „Metabolic and Genetic Regulation of Ageing“ headed by Dr. Martin Denzel at the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing is looking for a full time Postdoctoral Research Fellow (job code 19-2018).

Our research team is interested in the intersection of metabolism, protein quality control, and ageing. We pursue this research using a multidisciplinary approach that includes biochemistry, structural biology, cell biology, and genetics. We are most excited about forward genetic screening methods in cells and in the nematode C. elegans as these can reveal new biological mechanisms in an unbiased fashion. We further investigate our findings in mice, to test for conservation and physiologic relevance. Recently, we have established haploid stem cells as a tool for chemical mutagenesis in forward genetic screens. Now we want to take the next step and use this tool to investigate molecular pathways that are relevant for longevity. We seek a talented and highly motivated post-doctoral scientist to join our enthusiastic and collaborative team in an excellent scientific environment.

The post is available from the earliest time point.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in biology, molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry or a related field. She/he should have a strong scientific track record of accomplishments and proven research capabilities. The applicant should have a keen interest in the genetics of ageing and new genetic screening methods. As we are working in interdisciplinary teams, the candidate should also have excellent written and oral communication skills. The working language is English; knowledge of the German language is not required.

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, including the CECAD Cluster of Excellence at the University of Cologne, 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. At the moment, we host employees from 34 different nations.

Applications should include:
a cover letter that includes answers to the following questions:
(1) Why are you interested in this position?
(2) What makes you the right person for this position (skills and expertise)?
(3) What are your research interests and long-term career plans?
a Curriculum Vitae including your scientific interests, publications and scientific achievements
a short statement of your potential project ideas
certificates and transcripts of the degrees you obtained already
contact information for 3 references
and should be uploaded as one single pdf-file using our application website (quoting job code 19-2018). Deadline for application is August 19th 2018.

The employment contract is based on contracts for the civil service (TVöD-Bund, Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst) and will be time limited. The Max Planck Society is committed to employ more disabled 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 especially encourages them to apply.

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be sent to [email protected].

Evolutionary Biology Postdoctoral Fellow @ Max Planck Germany

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