Free University of Berlin (FU Berlin)

research assistant (postdoc) (m/f/d)

Free University of Berlin (FU Berlin)

Berlin, Germany

Fachbereich Biologie, Chemie, Pharmazie – Institut für Biologie – Humanbiologie*

research assistant (postdoc) (m/f/d)
full-time job
limited to 3 years
salary E 13 TV-L FU
reference code: 212435/41/19

Our group “Human Biology and primate Evolution” investigates the molecular evolution of humans using state-of-the-art experimental and computational methods. Our focus is on differences in gene regulation, evolution of transcription factors and non-coding RNAs and their influence on the evolution of the human brain, its development and functions.

Job description:
Research on human evolution; Participation in teaching of the group; Contribution to third-party-funded projects; Contribution to the organization within the group (including S2); the job is for own scientific qualification.

Completed University studies (diplom or master) and a Dr. rer. nat. or PhD in Biology or Bioinformatics or another relevant field.

Strong interest in human molecular evolution; Experience with working with cell and molecular biology techniques and/or Experience with bioinformatics methods for the analysis of genomics and transcriptomics data; Expertise within multiple of the following areas: conducting research with induced pluripotent stem cells, differentiation into neuronal cells, CRISPR/Cas9, functional investigation of transcription factors and non-coding RNAs, ChIP-Seq, ChIRP-Seq, RNA-Seq, gene regulatory networks, computational analysis of -omics data, R, Python, network analysis; International peer-reviewed publications; Team competency, fluent in English and knowledge of German.

All applications (including a letter of motivation with a project idea) quoting the refrence code should be addressed no later than January 31st, 2020 as an email to Prof. Dr. Katja Nowick: or postal to

Freie Universität Berlin
Fachbereich Biologie, Chemie, Pharmazie
Institut für Biologie
Humanbiologie, AG Prof. Dr. Katja Nowick
Frau Prof. Dr. Katja Nowick
Königin-Luise-Str. 1-3
D-14195 Berlin (Dahlem)

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research assistant (postdoc) (m/f/d)