Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics (MPI-IE)

Postdoc / Deep-Sequencing Specialist (m/f/d)

Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics (MPI-IE)

Freiburg, Germany

We are looking for a

Postdoc / Deep-Sequencing Specialist (m/f/d)

The Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics in Freiburg, Germany invites applications for a Postdoctoral Position in the Deep-Sequencing Unit. Funding for this position is available immediately for an initial period of two years.

The unit supports all sequencing projects at the MPI-IE and for large consortia, such as the Collaborative Research Center ""Medical Epigenetics"" (MEDEP). In this context we continue to adopt and develop new and sensitive methods for high-throughput sample preparation and sequencing.

Your tasks:

You will be working in an interdisciplinary team with close links to different departments, research groups, and other core facilities (e.g. Bioinformatics). Your tasks will include

  • development, optimization and implementation of new protocols
  • automation of workflows
  • experimental design and critical assessment of sequencing projects
  • quality control
  • training and consultation of colleagues

Your qualifications:

We are looking for a motivated team player with strong communication skills and the desire to work in a dynamic environment. The successful applicant will have proven experience with deep-sequencing technology and with the operation of liquid handling robots. The candidate should be able to combine high-quality service with technological innovation and curiosity. Prior experience with chromatin assays (e.g. ChIP-seq, ATAC-seq), ultra-parallel methods or single-cell technologies is a plus.

Other requirements are

  • an academic degree and PhD in life science
  • fluency in English

We offer:

Based in the Black Forest, within close vicinity to Switzerland and France, our institute hosts a vibrant community of international researchers with access to state-of-the-art technology, such as a fleet of Illumina sequencers and pipetting robots for high-throughput studies. Salaries will be based on previous experience according to the German pay scale for civil service (TVöD) including health insurance and other social benefits.

Application deadline:

Have we sparked your interest? Please submit your complete application (including cover letter, CV, contact details of referees) via our online application portal at until May 31st, 2019.

For informal inquiries please contact:

The Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics (MPI-IE) in Freiburg, Germany is an interdisciplinary research institution that conducts basic research in two key areas of modern biology: Immunobiology and Epigenetics. Central questions address the molecular basis of cell type identities, as they are regulated during immune cell differentiation, metabolic response and epigenetic chromatin adaptation.

Handicapped applicants with equal qualifications will be given preferential treatment. The Max Planck Society seeks
to increase the number of women in areas, where they are underrepresented, and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply. The Max Planck Society strives for gender and diversity equality. We welcome applications from all backgrounds. A childcare facility is directly attached to the institute.

If you would like to work in a dedicated team, please convince us now by sending us your complete application documents together with your salary expectations and your earliest possible date of joining the Institute.

Max Planck Institute
of Immunobiology and Epigenetics
Ms. Laule
Stübeweg 51
79108 Freiburg

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