Research Group Leader in Genome Stability Research

IMB ( is a research centre on the campus of Mainz University, Germany. It is generously funded by the Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation and the state of Rhineland-Palatinate, which jointly support IMB with over €250 million between 2010-2027. Our research focuses on the biology of the cell nucleus and ranges from the molecular level to systems and computational approaches. Researchers at IMB are supported by strong core facilities that offer state-of-the-art services in bioinformatics, cytometry, genomics, histology & microscopy, proteomics and protein production.

We seek outstanding, interactive candidates with a strong publication record and an innovative research profile in genome maintenance mechanisms, including DNA damage signaling, replication and repair, endogenous lesions, R-loops, chromosome stability and related areas.

As the successful candidate, you will have opportunities to network with, in particular, the following research initiatives in Mainz: the SFB on “Regulation of DNA repair and genome stability” (, the recently established profile area ReALity (Resilience, Adaptation & Longevity), which has a focus on ageing and longevity (, and the GRK GenEvo on “Gene regulation in evolution” (

Positions are initially offered for 5 years and can be extended to up to 10 years following positive evaluation. The group leader package includes an attractive salary and annual budget. There are no teaching obligations, but teaching opportunities are available at Mainz University.

To apply, please send a single PDF containing your cover letter, CV and a concise description of your research interests and future research plans to, quoting the reference CNGL06. Please also arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent to Questions can be addressed to Helle Ulrich ( The deadline for applications is 16 August 2021. Interviews will take place online between 4-7 October 2021.

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