Postdoctoral position (m/f) in Molecular Genetics

Postdoctoral position (m/f) in Molecular Genetics

Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology

Tübingen, Germany

The Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology in Tübingen is a worldrenowned research institute of the German Max Planck Society.
The research group Colour pattern formation, group leader Prof. Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard, Project leader offers:

Postdoctoral position (m/f) in
Molecular Genetics

The group studies the cell biological and molecular basis of colour pattern formation in Zebrafish (Danio rerio) and related species with the aim to understand the genetic foundation of morphological variation during evolution. Project leader Dr. Uwe Irion.

Training in genetics and/or molecular biology with experience in design and implementation of genetic engineering techniques such as Cre-lox or FLP-FRT recombination. Experience with modern imaging techniques (confocal microscopy, two-photon microscopy) will be helpful. The position will also require prior experience with (or the capacity of learning) the techniques needed for gene knock-out and replacement strategies, as well as gene mapping by next-generation sequencing.

Recent publications:

  • Singh, A. P., Dinwiddie, A., Mahalwar, P.,Schach, U., Linker, C., Irion, U., Nüsslein-Volhard, C. (2016): Pigment Cell Progenitors in Zebrafish Remain Multipotent through Metamorphosis. Developmental Cell 38, 1-15
  • Walderich, B., Singh, A. P., Mahalwar, P., Nüsslein-Volhard, C. (2016): Homotypic cell competition regulates proliferation and tiling of Zebrafish pigment cells during colour pattern formation, Nature Communication, doi: 10.1038/ncomms11462
  • Fadeev, A., Mendoza-Garcia, P., Irion, I., Guan, J., Pfeifer, K. Wiessner, S., Serluca, F., Singh, A.P., Nüsslein-Volhard, C., Palmer, R.H. (2018): ALKALs are in vivo ligands for ALK family receptor tyrosine kinases in the neural crest and derived cells, PNAS, 1719137115

The position is available from November 1st onwards with a fixed term contract ending April 2021. Salary and benefits are based on the German TVöD guidelines (TVöD Bund).

Applicants should submit their document (in PDF form) including a cover letter describing there interest in this position, a CV, certificates, etc through our application portal by October 15th, 2018. Applications after deadline will be accepted until position is filled.

Applications should be written in English. Please note that we can only accept applications submitted electronically through the application portal.

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.

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