Thursday, 28 May 2009

Postdoctoral Molecular Biology and Genetic

The Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics is an international research institute with approx. 470 employees, working in the field of medical genomics. A special focus lies on genome analysis of man and other organisms.

The “Genetic Variation, Haplotypes & Genetics of Complex Disease” Group is seeking a strongly motivated

Postdoctoral Scientist / Molecular Biology & Genetics

Our research is focussed on the analysis of molecular haplotype sequences of any genomic region of interest, such as the MHC, involving the usage of haploid clones from fosmid libraries, application of high-throughput (HT) technologies to identify and select haploid sequences of the MHC, 2nd generation sequencing, bioinformatic analysis and determination of haplotype sequences. More information at, see also and p. 48ff,

The position is available April 1st for up to two years with the possibility of extension.

Primary responsibilities:
Handling of fosmid libraries, application and optimisation of established techniques to targeted clone selection (Raymond et al., 2005) at HT, evaluation & implementation of novel selection strategies, management & supervision of a next generation sequencing pipeline and technical staff, close interaction with bioinformatics components.

PhD degree, a strong background in molecular biology /genetic techniques, an edge for technology development, experience with bacterial libraries and HT technologies desirable, familiarity with current concepts in the genetics of complex disease a plus. The candidate should be team-oriented and have excellent oral and written communication skills.

The Max Planck Society is committed to employing more handicapped individuals and especially encourages them to apply. 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.

Applications including the usual documents and two references should be sent to

Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics
Personalabt. – L03/06
Ihnestr. 63 – 73
14195 Berlin

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