The Laboratory of Zebrafish Developmental Genomics headed by Cecilia L. Winata was established in partnership with the Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research (MPI-HLR). The focus of our research is to elucidate the gene regulatory networks and epigenetic mechanisms regulating various aspects of developmental biology as the initial step towards understanding human genetic diseases. Our research employs state of the art methodology based on Next-Generation Sequencing as well as CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing technology.
We invite application from motivated and talented students to perform the research part of their Master thesis in the study of heart pacemaker development using zebrafish as a model. The project titled “Genomics dissection of the heart pacemaker in Zebrafish” will be funded by the First-TEAM grant from the Foundation for Polish Science (FNP) starting from January 2017 for 18 months. The First Team program of the Foundation for Polish Science co-financed from the European Union under the European Regional Development Fund.
The ideal candidate should be able to communicate in English language and possess good communication skills. A good understanding of any of the following subjects is essential: molecular biology, biochemistry, and/or genetics principles. Prior experience in lab work is highly desired.
We offer stipend in the range of 1500 - 2500 PLN/month depending on the candidates’ qualifications and time commitment, and the chance to work in a team of young and friendly scientists with interests in developmental biology, regulatory genomics, epigenetics, and biochemistry. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with the zebrafish model animal and learn and apply state of the art microscopy techniques on in vivo imaging of the heart, as well as other methods in zebrafish developmental biology.
Please forward your complete application including a CV, a motivation letter, university scores, and the contact of at least one referee to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “First-TEAM” before the 24th of February 2017. Thanking all applicants for their interest, only selected candidates will be invited for an interview.
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