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The German Institute of Human Nutrition (DIfE) Potsdam-Rehbrücke, is an independent foundation and member of the Leibniz Association, an alliance of scientific institutions. Its mission is to conduct experimental and clinical research in the field of nutrition and health (further information: http://www.dife.de).
The department of Molecular Genetics (MOGE) led by Prof. Wolfgang Meyerhof is inviting applications for
1 PhD position (3 years)
The department investigates the biological basis of food preferences, and specifically, the genetic and molecular biological differences between individuals in taste perception.
- Determination of target Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms
- Establishment of gene expression assays
- Genetic and molecular biological characterisation of individuals
- Statistical analysis of the variability between individuals
Skills and Requirements:
- Excellent M.Sc. (or equivalent) in biology, biochemistry, nutrition or food science
- Experience in molecular genetics, background in psychophysics will be a plus
- High degree of motivation and ability to work in an interactive research environment
- Excellent English language and computer literacy skills
The institute offers excellent working conditions in an interactive and multidisciplinary research environment, with state-of-the-art equipment, qualified training and enrolment in a local PhD program. PhD position will be paid according to the terms of the civil service collective bargaining act (TV-L 50 % of level E 13).
Please send applications before 20 February, 2013 in print to:
Deutsches Institut für Ernährungsforschung
Arthur-Scheunert-Allee 114/116, 14558 Nuthetal
or per E-Mail to: email@example.com
Please contact Dr. Natacha Roudnitzky, Project leader, for further information.
Phone: +49 (0)33 200/88-2680 or E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org