Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin - Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
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Research Associate / Postdoc
Full-time employment limited to the duration of a pregnancy and parental leave replacement, until 31.12.2021. Subject to personal qualifications employees are remunerated according to salary group E13 TVöD-K (VKA). City: Berlin, Starting Date: As soon as possible.
Yildirim Lab has extensive experience in characterizing epigenetic and transcriptional dysregulation in CNS diseases such as Huntington’s Disease and stroke. More information about our scientific field of work can be found on our webpage at http://ferahyildirimlab.com/.
The Postdoc position we offer is part of a project in which we aim to investigate the role of epigenetic mechanisms, especially DNA methylation, and the gene expression programs that are involved in alcohol addiction. The project involves performing genome-wide DNA methylation assays such as reduced representation bisulfite sequencing (RRBS) and methylated DNA immunoprecipitation followed by sequencing (MeDIP-Seq). Utilizing these technologies, we have previously reported large changes in DNA methylation in models of Huntington’s disease (Ng, C.W., Yildirim F. et al., PNAS, 2013). In the current project, these techniques will be applied to the brain samples, which are readily available from a rat model of alcohol addiction (Hadar, R., et al., Behav Brain Res, 2017).
Completed Ph.D. degree in Neuroscience, Biology or related field of science
Experience in the field of neurobiology
Expertise in molecular biology laboratory techniques
Experience in epigenomics, transcriptomics and/or next generation sequencing techniques is desired
Experience in preparation of manuscripts for publication is desired
Experience in collaborations with bioinformaticians for data analyses is an asset
High motivation, initiative and ability to work independently as well as in a team, flexibility, reliability and good organizational skills, ability to work in an international team, fluency in English – written and oral.
How to apply:
Your application as one single pdf document should include:
Cover letter, describing your research experience and accomplishments, including summary of previous research done during your PhD thesis, and your research interests and career goals (max. 2 pages)
CV, including list of publications, copies of degree certificates and transcripts
Contact information for two references, including current supervisor.
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