Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics (MPI-MG)

PhD student (m/f/d)

Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics (MPI-MG)

Berlin, Germany

The Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics (MPIMG) is an international research institute with about 360 employees, dedicated to functional genomics, with a particular focus on gene regulation networks and epigenomic control mechanisms in mammalian development and disease processes.

For many years, Dr. Vera Kalscheuer’s research group has been investigating the molecular causes of rare, monogenic disorders. The group is also investigating the molecular mechanisms of brain function of selected genetic syndromes with cognitive dysfunction. The aim is to gain a better understanding of these syndromes and thus contribute to the elucidation of the disease mechanism.

Dr. Kalscheuer advertises the following position with immediate effect, for the duration of three years, and the goal for you to hold a doctorate afterwards:

PhD student (m/f/d)
(Salary group 13/2 TVöD) / full time
Code: 19-31

Your duties:
The doctoral candidate’s area of responsibility will be to contribute to our research project, which aims to elucidate the molecular mechanisms of rare, monogenic disorders with cognitive disabilities. To accomplish this, in vitro and in vivo model systems should be established and investigated using molecular, biochemical and cell biological methods. The aim of your effort is to gain a better understanding of the pathophysiology of the disorders.

Your profile:
Excellent degree in biology or biochemistry or similar. We are looking for highly motivated, creative applicants who like to work in a team and speak English very well. Experiences with biochemical, molecular and cell biological work are advantageous.

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.

The Max Planck Society strives for gender equality and diversity. Furthermore, 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.

Your application
Please contact Dr. Kalscheuer (email: if you have any questions regarding your application. We look forward to receiving your application as soon as possible. Please include the usual documents (curriculum vitae, certificates, summary of your research interests and previous research experience, references or names and contact details of two scientists who would write letters of recommendation).

Please apply until 31.01.2020 via: as one PDF file,


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PhD student (m/f/d)