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Postdoctoral Position at the Gene Center

The Stigler lab is looking for motivated and skilled scientists (postdocs) to explore the folding of chromosomes at the biophysical level.

Chromosomes provide the fundamental scaffold for the maintenance, regulation and propagation of genetic information. Recent experimental findings have shown that eukaryotic chromosomes are folded in three-dimensional space and that the three-dimensional folding of chromosomes is directly linked to gene regulation.

Our lab is embedded in the interdisciplinary environment of the LMU Gene center and has set out to combine biochemical and biophysical tools to understand fundamental processes in biology. We employ biophysical single molecule techniques, such as optical tweezers and fluorescence microscopy by DNA curtains to determine the processes that lead to gene regulation in the context of chromosome folding.

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We are looking for a motivated and skilled postdoc (f/m/d) with a PhD in biochemistry, biophysics or related fields. You are expected to have a solid understanding of relevant techniques in molecular biology and good experience with the purification of recombinant proteins. A background in chromatin biochemistry is beneficial. A competitive candidate should have experience with single molecule techniques and quantitative data analysis in at least one common programming language. Further, you are expected to work both independently and in collaboration with internal and external partners. Excellent verbal and written English skills are a must.


The University of Munich is an equal opportunity employer. Handicapped candidates with equal qualifications will be given preference. The salary is based on the German public sector pay scale (TV-L).


Please send your application (including CV, a letter of motivation, relevant certificates and contact information for two references) to

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