Postdoctoral Position, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine, 2018, Münster, Germany


June 30, 2018


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Postdoctoral Position - Analyses of Chromatin Conformation Dynamics

The Regulatory Genomics Laboratory at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine in Münster, Germany is offering a Postdoctoral Position in Genomic Analyses of Chromatin Conformation Dynamics.


The laboratory seeks to appoint a highly motivated scientist to work on dissecting the molecular mechanisms that regulate chromatin conformation in eukaryotes, which is a strong focus of the group (Hug et al., Cell 2017). In particular, the successful candidate will generate and analyse Hi-C datasets to investigate how chromatin conformation is established and its impact in regulating the correct deployment of developmental gene expression programmes or in disease.

The position will also involve integrative analysis of Hi-C and other relevant genomic datasets (RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, ATAC-seq, CUT&RUN, etc) as well as generating additional datasets where necessary.

Your profile

We are looking for an enthusiastic and talented postdoctoral fellow with a PhD in molecular biology, genetics, epigenomics, computational biology, bioinformatics, biostatistics, or a related field, and with a strong drive to excel in a highly international and collaborative environment. Previous experience in genomic data analysis (e.g., Hi-C, RNA-seq or ChIP-seq) is highly desirable but not required.

A successful candidate without previous programming or genomic data analysis experience will be expected and supported to develop these skills as part of the position. Prior programming experience, proficiency in genomics data analysis, and/or a demonstrable interest in developing these skills should be detailed in the cover letter.

What the institute offers

The position is offered initially as a fixed-term appointment for one year with the possibility of further extension following a successful evaluation. The position is available immediately. Postdoctoral scientists will receive a contract according to pay level 13 of the collective wage argeement for the public service (TVöD).

The Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine offers a highly international and stimulating research environment with state-of-the-art equipment and core facilities for genomics, proteomics and cell biology. The Institute is located in Muenster, one of the European Green Capitals and former UN’s ‘The World’s Most Liveable City’ awardee. Extra administrative help will be available for foreign scientists. English is the working language in the Institute.

Your application

Applications should be sent as a single pdf file by email to Applications received before 30 June 2018 will be considered first. These should include:

  1. a cover letter explaining your motivation to join the laboratory;
  2. a full CV and
  3. the contact details of two academic referees.

Please include the position code (15-2018) in your cover letter. Incomplete applications will not be considered. For informal queries and further information please contact Juanma Vaquerizas (

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. Furthermore, 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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June 20, 2018
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