The Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute e.V. (FLI) is a research institute, which has the objective of understanding the molecular mechanisms of aging. Thereby we would like to contribute to healthy aging in humans. Various animal models (e.g. mice and fish) help us to generate relevant knowledge on the causes and the mechanisms of age-associated diseases and to investigate new therapeutic approaches. Scientists from many different nations conduct research at FLI.
The Molecular Genetics Group of the Leibniz Institute on Aging – Fritz-Lipmann-Institute e.V. in Jena invites applications for a Postdoc or a PhD Position
POSTDOC / PHD POSITION Organ Maintenance in Aging
Research focus of the lab/Research projects: The group studies aspects of organogenesis, organ regeneration and aging in different model organisms. The particular position is on the role of the transcription factor Wt1 in organ development/ function in the mouse and/or zebrafish.
For more information on the lab: http://www.leibniz-fli.de/research/research-groups/englert/
Profile of the Candidate / Requirements:
highly self-motivated with a genuine interest in developmental biology and/or aging
good team-working capabilities
know-how in molecular biology
experience in animal work, transgenesis, tissue processing, in situ hybridisation
Postdoc candidates are encouraged to send their application (English) referring to the Job-ID 1626 including CV, list of publication, a short description of research experience and interests, and the contact details of two references as soon as possible not later than November 15th 2016. PhD candidates use this platform: http://lgsa.leibniz-fli.de/ application/application-guideline/
We offer: a position in a well-equipped research group of a high quality institute for age research, which harbors several state-of-the-art facilities. Our work is embedded in the Beutenberg Campus, an interdisciplinary base for innovative research.
the Postdoc position will be integrated in the FLI PostDoc Network. The Network promotes interdisciplinary collaborations involving clinician scientists, basic scientists and bioinformaticians.
the PhD position will be integrated in our Leibniz Graduate School on Aging and Age Related Diseases please see: http://www.leibniz-fli.de/career-development/graduates/
The contract conditions and the salary will be according to the collective labour agreement for public service employees of the federal states of Germany (TV-L E13)
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