PhD Position at the Max Delbrueck Centrum Berliner Institute of Health, Germany

Publish Date: Feb 03, 2016

Deadline: Feb 29, 2016


We are seeking an enthusiastic, motivated individual for an Berliner Institute of health (BIH) funded PhD position in the team of Dr. Zsuzsanna Izsvak, the head of the Mobile DNA laboratory at the Max Delbrueck Centrum for Molecular Medicine at the Helmholtz Society, Berlin, Germany. You will join an exciting research program of “Epigenetic disturbances contribute to the etiology of Preeclampsia (PE)”.

Preeclampsia (PE) is a severe cardiovascular disease, affecting ~8% of human pregnancies. PE is a leading cause of maternal and perinatal mortality. Deregulation of imprinted genes, endogenous retroviruses (ERVs), and non-coding RNA contributes to an abnormal transcriptome, resulting in aberrant placentation. The project aims at deciphering how epigenetic abnormalities disturb a proper cross-talk between maternal and foetal in PE.

Check website of the laboratory of Mobile DNA recent publications and for running projects in the lab.


This post will involve the use of cutting edge, including high throughput techniques in molecular and cell biology. Candidates must have Master degree in a relevant biological subject and demonstrable expertise in cell biology and/or molecular biology. If you have an excellent background in biological sciences, are prepared to face intellectual challenges, you arewelcome to apply. Applicants should have excellent organization and communication skills, and work well as part of a team. High quality peer-reviewed publications are essential.



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As soon as possible



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TheMDC is anequal opportunityemployer andsupports gender equality.

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