Studentische Hilfskraft (w/m)
Stellenangebot vom 26. Januar 2017
The Max Planck Research Group “Chromatin Biochemistry” at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry invites applications for a
work-study student (f/m)
(Code Number 03-17)
The Laboratory of Chromatin Biochemistry is seeking a highly motivated work-study student to participate in research projects involving the characterization of fundamental pathways of gene regulation. All of our DNA is packaged into chromatin with the help of histone proteins. In response to internal cellular programs and external signals, chemical modifications of histones result in dynamic changes of chromatin structure and function. These are at the basis of so-called ‘epigenetic’ regulatory pathways that cause inheritable changes in gene function and expression, but do not involve changes in DNA sequence. Research over the last decade has verified that epigenetic changes of gene expression are at the basis of many diseases. Using highly multidisciplinary experimental approaches we aim to decipher the molecular mechanisms of chromatin regulation in epigenetic processes.
The successful applicant will be embedded in a small but highly dynamic research team. Tasks involve a broad spectrum of basic lab work (buffers, media, etc.) and participation in more advanced experimental schemes. The target for the position is 40 hrs/month with two consecutive working days/week. However, more flexible schedules after an initial training period can be accommodated.
A high degree of motivation and interest in learning how biochemical, genetic, and molecular methods can be applied to study fundamental mechanisms of chromatin modification are expected. Basic background in biochemistry, molecular biology and experimental techniques are required. Good communication skills (in German and English) and strong work ethics are essential. Matriculation at a German university is required.
The position is to be filled as soon as possible. Payment will be € 11,29 per hour for students with a bachelor degree and € 9,71 per hour without a bachelor degree. Students at any stage of education are encouraged to apply.
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.
Please send your application preferably via e-mail with reference to the code number to
Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry
Research Group "Chromatin Biochemie"
Dr. Wolfgang Fischle / Code Number 03-17
Am Fassberg 11, 37077 Göttingen