Job Offer from November 02, 2020

The Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics in Freiburg, Germany is offering two Postdoctoral Positions in molecular biology/evolutionary immunology (m/f/d). The positions will be available in the Boehm department ( The Boehm group addresses a number of cutting-edge research questions related to the development and evolution of the vertebrate immune system.

The ideal candidates are experienced both in bioinformatic analyses of transcriptome and genome data, and in general immunological techniques and animal handling, including tissue transplantation.

The positions are open immediately and initially funded for two years.

The Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics (MPI-IE) in Freiburg, Germany is an interdisciplinary research institution that conducts basic research in two key areas of modern biology: Immunobiology and Epigenetics. Central questions address the molecular basis of cell type identities, as they are regulated during immune cell differentiation, metabolic response and epigenetic chromatin adaptation.

Your opportunities

Your work will focus on the characterization of immune systems in non-model organisms. You will work in close collaboration with the group´s scientists, who address several aspects of the lamprey immune system. You will have access to the core facilities of the institute, including an excellent sequencing facility.

Your tasks

Project 1 focuses on the haematopoietic system of lampreys (see Nature 470, 90-94, 2011;Science Immunology 5, eaba0925, 2020; Annual Review Immunology 36, 19-42, 2018.

Project 2 concerns the analysis of the immune system of teleosts (see Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA110, 4327, 2013; Science, DOI: 10.1126/science.aaz9445, 2020; Annual Review Genomics Human Genetics 13, 127, 2012).

Your qualifications

Applicants should possess an academic degree plus a Ph.D. degree in biochemistry, molecular biology or a related field and a strong publication record. We are looking for a dedicated and motivated team player with strong communication skills and good command of the English language.

We offer

Based within a region that connects Germany, France and Switzerland, our institute hosts a vibrant community of international researchers, state-of-the-art facilities, and modern office spaces. A childcare facility is directly attached to the institute. At the heart of the Black Forest, Freiburg offers a family-friendly atmosphere and excellent recreational possibilities for cultural and outdoor activities. Salaries will be based on previous experience according to the German pay scale for civil service (TVöD) including health insurance and other social benefits.

Handicapped applicants with equal qualifications will be given preferential treatment. The Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in areas, where they are underrepresented, and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply. The Max Planck Society strives for gender and diversity equality. We welcome applications from all backgrounds. A childcare facility is directly attached to the Institute.

Your Application

Have we sparked your interest? Please submit your complete application, including a 1 page motivation summary, CV and contact details of referees via our online application portal until January 15th, 2021.

For informal inquiries please contact

Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics 
Stübeweg 51 
79108 Freiburg

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