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Now Hiring: PhD positions

(May 27, 2021)

The collaborative research center (CRC) Chromatin Dynamics is now calling for applications for doctoral researcher positions.

The research challenge:

The CRC explores the nature of dynamic transitions of chromatin organisation. It aims to understand principles and mechanisms that endow chromatin organisation with diversity, flexibility and plasticity to respond to environmental, metabolic and developmental cues. CRC research strives for an integrated understanding of chromatin structure and function, involving identification and biochemical characterization of enzymes and metabolites, multi-omic analyses and imaging of cells in diverse physiological states and during ontogeny of model organisms. See more about the CRC 1064.

We are looking for:

Diverse and highly motivated candidates with strong backgrounds in biochemistry or related fields. Your qualifying degrees should reflect talent and good understanding of biological and biochemical topics, as well as practical experience in experimental lab work. Candidates should have excellent command of written and spoken English.

We offer:

Cutting-edge expertise in chromatin research, enhanced through support of core facilities in mass spectrometry and bioinformatics.
Doctoral researchers will be members in the Integrated Research Training Program (IRTG), a structured graduate program committed to supporting doctoral candidates in their research goals, in good scientific practice and in achieving optimal qualifications for future careers. Salaries conform to TV-L E13 (65%).

Please see the project descriptions, and then apply online. Our online applcation tool allows you to choose a preference for up to 3 projects. The deadline for applications is June 30, 2021.

Doctoral researcher postions  are available within the following projects:

A06 Mechanisms of Regulation and Information Processing by the INO80 Remodeler (Project leader: Karl-Peter Hopfner)

A20 Metabolic impact on chromatin dynamics - understanding control of gene expression through metabolic enzymes and their products (Project leader: Robert Schneider) Job description, (pdf 104 KB)

A21 Nutritional reprogramming of chromatin interactions by the glucocorticoid receptor (Project leader: Henriette Uhlenhaut) Job description (pdf, 335 KB)

A28 Deciphering the functional role of the epigenetic reader MRG-1 in the spatial organization of the C. elegans genome (Project leader: Daphne Cabianca) Job description, (pdf 675 KB)

A30 Propagation of active chromatin states in embryos via histone modifications (Project leader: Eva Hörmanseder) Job description, (pdf 131 KB)

A32 Protein and phosphorylation nuclear dynamics in time and space and its modulation by metabolism (Project leader: Maria Robles) Job description, 2 positions (pdf, 119 KB)

A33 The role of chromatin in the establishment of inter-chromosomal DNA-DNA interactions (Project leader: Nicolai Siegel) Job description, pdf, 277 KB)

A35 Functional analysis and targeted manipulation of chromatin dynamics on mammalian noncoding regions (Project leader: Stefan Stricker)

Associated project: Stability of the coding genome and signaling within the active genome (Project leader: Catherine Regnard) Job description, (pdf 1.8 MB)

The online application period ended on June 30, 2021.

We thank all applicants for their submissions, and will be in contact as soon as the evaluation process is completed.

Candidates that did not apply online and are interested in a position, please contact project leaders directly to inquire about current availibilities.