The Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing invites applications for a
Head of the CRISPR Screening Platform (m/f/d) (job code 16-2019)
The mission of the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing is to unravel the common molecular mechanisms underlying ageing and ageing-associated diseases with the longer-term objective of improving health of the elderly and developing novel therapeutic interventions. The Institute has several service core facilities, which provide methodological expertise and state-of-the-art technologies in Bioinformatics, FACS & Imaging, Phenotyping, Proteomics and Transgenesis. The Institute was founded 2008 and hosts around 300 people with nationalities from over 30 different countries.
We seek an expert to build up and run a platform for CRISPR-enabled functional genomic screens to catalyze scientific discoveries at MPI-AGE. The future CRISPR Screening Platform will provide expertise to the scientists in house on performing CRISPR screens, designing libraries, and implementing novel CRISPR tools for genomic editing. The position is full-time.
A completed PhD degree in the Life Sciences
Documented expertise in CRISPR genetic screens
Talent and interest in methodology development
Excellent command in spoken and written English
Services to be provided:
Consultation on screen design, implementation, and analysis
Consultation on library design
Maintenance of state-of-the art libraries
Implementation of novel CRISPR gene editing tools
Development of novel screening approaches and integration with established cores (including Bioinformatics and FACS & Imaging)
A 2 year time limited contract to start with
A salary based on qualifications according to civil service guidelines (TVöD-Bund; Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst Bund)
An international, dynamic and family-friendly environment
Excellent training opportunities
Your Application should include
a cover letter explaining why you would like to join our Institute and highlighting your previous experience with genetic screens
your curriculum vitae including your publication list and scientific achievements
two letters of reference
copies of your university degree and your PhD diplomas
Please submit your application as one single pdf-file (quoting job code 16-2019) using our application website
https://www.age.mpg.de/career-education/open-positions/. Deadline for applications is the 29th July 2019.
The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such
qualified individuals. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.
For any inquiries, please Dr Gabriella Lundkvist firstname.lastname@example.org +49 221 37970 302.
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