Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing in Germany, 2018

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The Department of Molecular Genetics of Ageing“ headed by director Prof. Dr Adam Antebi at the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing is currently accepting applications for Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Germany.

This fellowship aims to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and particularly encourage them to apply.

The overarching goals of the fellowship are to reveal conserved and convergent mechanisms of longevity, and to understand how hormones and small molecule metabolites affect metabolism, signal transduction, and ageing.

The Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing (MPI-AGE), Cologne, was founded in 2008 with the aim to understand fundamental mechanisms of healthy ageing in various model systems. The institute is part of a broad network of research institutions in the Cologne-Bonn area dedicated to research on ageing and age-related disease, constituting a vibrant and collaborative environment with state of the art facilities for research. Currently, we host more than 250 employees from more than 30 different nations.

 Scholarship Description: 

  • Applications Deadline: December 31, 2017
  • Course Level: Fellowship is available to pursue ostdoctoral research programme.
  • Study Subject: The Antebi Department for “Molecular Genetics of Ageing” investigates how diet, reproduction, and hormones impact animal lifespan, mostly using the worm Caenorhabditis elegant as a model organism. The overarching goals are to reveal conserved and convergent mechanisms of longevity, and to understand how hormones and small molecule metabolites affect metabolism, signal transduction, and ageing. We apply a multidisciplinary approach combining, genetics, systems biology, cell and molecular biology, imaging, biochemistry and mass spectrometry in order to understand the biology of ageing and age-related disease.
  • Scholarship Award: The employment contract will be based on contracts for the civil service (TVöD-Bund, Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst and will initially be time-limited.
  • Nationality: International students are eligible to apply for this fellowship programme.
  • Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given.
  • Scholarship can be taken in Germany

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: International students are eligible to apply for this fellowship programme.

Entrance Requirements: The successful applicant will hold a PhD in a relevant research area such as molecular biology, genetics, or biochemistry and has a strong track record of accomplishment. Prior experience with model organisms (yeast, worm, fly, and mouse) would be welcome but are not required. The applicant should have a keen interest in the biology of ageing and excellent written and oral communication skills. The working language is English; knowledge of the German language is not required.

English Language Requirements: Applicants must have excellent written and oral communication skills. The working language is English; knowledge of the German language is not required.

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 Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: 

Then please upload your complete application documents, containing a one-page letter with a personal statement describing your scientific accomplishments and your interests in our laboratory, your CV and bibliography as well as, contact information for 3 references, in electronic form as one single pdf-file via our online application platform until December 31, 2017.

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