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Postdoc: Xenopus Developmental Epigenetics
Lab Niehrs Lab Closing Date 2017-12-15
Employer Name Niehrs Lab, The Institute of Molecular Biology Posting Date 2017-11-08
Employer URL Salary
Contact Niehrs, Christof    
Location Germany,  ,  Mainz    
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Job Description

The Institute of Molecular Biology gGmbH (IMB) is a Centre of Excellence for Life Sciences, funded by the Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation. It is located within the campus of the Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz, Germany.

Applications are invited for a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow to study developmental epigenetics in Xenopus embryos.  The research group of Professor Christof Niehrs is interested in epigenetic control of gene transcription, cell differentiation, reprogramming, and embryonic development. Information on the research of the Niehrs Group can be found at:

The aim of the project is to characterize gene regulation by active DNA demethylation and DNA repair during Xenopus development.  You will use genome wide technologies including ChIP-seq, Next Generation Sequencing, CRISPR/CAS, expression profiling and in situ hybridization, combined with overexpression and knock down technologies, to analyse components of the demethylation machinery and their target genes.

You have
-A background in molecular developmental biology, preferably Xenopus
- First author peer-reviewed publications out, in press, or submitted
-A PhD degree in biological, biochemical, biomedical sciences or related areas
-Good English communication and interpersonal skills

We offer 
- An international and vibrant working environment 
-Competitive salary 
- Training opportunities 
- Favourable pension scheme

IMB is an equal opportunities employer.

Starting date: before April 2018

Duration: Initially 2 years; option of further extension

To apply please send a single PDF file containing your cover letter stating research and career interests, CV, scans of your degrees (Germans: including copies of Abitur- & Diplom/Master Zeugnis), and contact details of 2 references to Please state job reference (#CNPD06).
Informal enquires should be addressed to Prof. Christof Niehrs (

Closing date: 15 December 2017

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