Job Code: 15-23
Job Offer from February 17, 2023
The Max Planck Institute for Multidisciplinary Sciences is a leading international research institute of exceptional scientific breadth. With more than 40 research groups and some 1,000 employees from over 50 nations, it is the largest institute of the Max Planck Society.
The department of Tissue Dynamics and Regeneration (Dr. Jochen Rink) invites applications for positions as a
Postdoc (f/m/d) - gene regulatory basis of planarian regeneration -
We study the fascinating ability of planarians to regenerate complete animals from tiny tissue pieces. We conduct worldwide field expeditions and as a result, maintain a unique live collection of planarian species with a wide range of regenerative abilities. We have also established planarian genome sequencing/assembly pipelines and now have available multiple chromosome -scale genome assemblies of different species. In conjunction with our CHIP and ATACseq protocols, this amounts to exciting opportunities for investigating the mechanistic basis of regeneration, the salient changes that render species regeneration-deficient, and the mechanistic trade-offs that ultimately drive the gain and loss of regeneration abilities. We are a young, international department and English is our working language.
About the positions
We are looking for talented Postdoctoral researchers that share our fascination with regeneration. Current project opportunities include (but are not limited to) the exploration of:
The positions are available immediately, but the exact start date is flexible. The payment and benefits are based on the TVöD (wage agreement for public service personnel) guidelines. Positions are initially limited to two years with a possibility of extension. Applications for independent fellowships are encouraged and actively supported.
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 and diversity equality. We welcome applications from all backgrounds.
How to apply
Please submit your application including a cover letter, CV, publication record, and the contact addresses of 3 referees as a single document, preferably as a PDF file. Please make sure that the cover letter clearly states your motivation for joining the department, the question that particularly fascinates you, and the relevant research experience that you can bring to bear. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until all positions are filled. Please submit the file to:
Max Planck Institute for Multidisciplinary Sciences Department „ Tissue Dynamics and Regeneration “ Dr. Jochen Rink Am Fassberg 11 37077 Göttingen Germany
For informal e-mail inquiries, please write to [email protected] .