2 Post-doc positions available – computational epigenetics and non-coding RNA analysis

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 two Post-Doctoral Research Fellows to study the role of long non-coding RNAs in the regulation of DNA demethylation in embryonic stem cells in the research group of Professor Christof Niehrs. See also  www.imb-mainz.de/research-at-imb/niehrs/research/


  • Analysis of RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, DNA methylome datasets using own and in-house provided pipelines
  • Computational Analysis of non-coding RNA structure
  • Integrate quantitative data from multiple omics sources
  • Perform personalized post-quantitation analysis (e.g. GSEA, comparison to published datasets)
  • Support lab members with your bioinformatics skills

You have

  • PhD in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Natural Sciences or related areas
  • Sound experience in R scripting or Python
  • Familiarity with large scale data analysis (RNA-seq, ChIP-seq and related)
  • Excellent communication skills and good team spirit with the ability to solve problems independently
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written)

We offer

  • An international and vibrant working environment
  • Competitive salary
  • Training opportunities
  • Favourable pension scheme

Starting date: by 31st January 2019

Duration: Initially 2 years; option for 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 personnel@imb-mainz.de. Informal enquires should be addressed to Prof. Christof Niehrs (c.niehrs@imb-mainz.de).

Closing date: 30th September 2018

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