2 Research Group Leaders in Ageing-Related Diseases and Molecular Mechanisms of Ageing (m/f/d)

The Institute of Molecular Biology gGmbH (www.imb.de) is a research centre situated on the campus of Mainz University, Germany. We are generously funded by the Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation and the state of Rhineland-Palatinate, which have jointly committed to supporting 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, which 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—experimental or computational—in the fields of genomic instability, epigenetic alterations & ageing clocks, RNA biology, proteostasis, senescence, stem cell exhaustion, metabolic & mitochondrial dysfunction, microbiome-ageing interactions, and related topics. 

Mainz University—in collaboration with IMB—is currently establishing the profile area ReALity (Resilience, Adaptation & Longevity) and the Gutenberg Institute of Excellence in Quantitative Biomedicine with a focus on ageing and longevity (https://reality.uni-mainz.de). The successful applicants should participate in this initiative and contribute to establishing this new institute.

IMB is located in close proximity to Mainz’s University Medical Center and you will have access to resources from the Gutenberg Health Study, one of the largest prospective health studies worldwide (www.gutenberghealthstudy.org/ghs/overview.html?L=1). Successful applicants will be encouraged to collaborate with local and regional research centres and networks, notably in genome stability, gene regulation, resilience and the neurosciences (www.sfb1361.de, www.lir-mainz.de, www.imb.de/GenEvo, www.crc1080.com).

IMB seeks to increase the number of female group leaders and explicitly encourages women to apply.

Positions are initially offered for a period of 5 years and can be extended up to 10 years following positive evaluation. Group leader packages include an attractive salary, generous start-up funding and an annual budget sufficient to fund a postdoc, a PhD student and a technician, as well as corresponding consumables and core facility services. There are no teaching obligations, but teaching opportunities are available at Mainz University. IMB is an equal opportunity employer.

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 personnel@imb.de, quoting the reference CNGL01 for the position on Ageing-related Diseases or CNGL02 for Molecular Mechanisms of Ageing. Please also arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent to personnel@imb.de. Questions can be addressed to Christof Niehrs (c.niehrs@imb.de).

The deadline for applications is 15 July 2020. Interviews will take place in Mainz on 26-27 October 2020.

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