Postdoctoral Fellow


Key information

  • Location: EMBL Heidelberg
  • Staff category: Postdoctoral Fellow - Science, research and training
  • Contract duration: 2 years
  • Grading: NA
  • Closing date: 26 July 2020
  • Reference number: HD01772

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About this position

The groups of Arnaud Krebs (EMBL Heidelberg) and Eileen Furlong (EMBL Heidelberg) are looking for motivated post-doctoral candidates to conduct a project aiming at understanding molecular mechanisms regulating long range chromatin interactions between enhancers and promoters during development. The approach combines single molecule genomics, long molecule sequencing, genetics and computational analysis.

About the groups:
The research group of Arnaud Krebs at EMBL develops genomic strategies to understand dependencies between the multiple regulatory layers that regulate transcription. The lab of Eileen Furlong dissects fundamental principles of transcriptional regulation, and how it drives cell fate decisions during development, focusing on the organisational and functional properties of the genome.

Your role

About the project:
The project entails development of a new genomics approach and its application to a well characterised Drosophila development system. The post-doc candidate will profit from the complementary expertise of the two labs to conduct the project and obtain interdisciplinary training in cutting edge genomics.

You have

A PhD or equivalent qualification in molecular biology and enthusiasm for genomics, large scale quantitative experimental biology and mechanisms of genome regulation. You are excited by biological discoveries, you are interested in interdisciplinary science, and you enjoy collaborative work.

You might also have

Why join us

EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation with a very collegial and family friendly working environment. The remuneration package comprises from a competitive salary, a comprehensive pension scheme, medical, educational and other social benefits, and the availability of an excellent child care facility on campus.

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