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PhD student in 3D genome regulation (f/m/d)

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Epigenetics and Sex Development

The Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) / Berlin Institute for Medical Systems Biology (BIMSB) invites applications for one PhD student in the research group “Epigenetic and Sex Development” of Dr. Darío Lupiáñez.

The Berlin Institute for Medical Systems Biology (BIMSB), located in the center of Berlin, is a strategic expansion of the MDC to establish major expertise in the field of systems and single-cell biology. ( As such, we are located within an intellectually vibrant, highly communicative and collaborative scientific environment that combines basic and biomedical research in molecular biology, genomics, proteomics, biochemistry and bioinformatics.

The Lupiáñez group aims at understanding gene regulation in the context of a 3D genome, by combining, single-cell omics, chromatin interaction and genome analyses. We apply these methods in mouse transgenics models and other non-model organisms to understand how genomic variation affects development, disease and evolution.


We are seeking outstanding PhD candidates (Master of Science or equivalent qualification) with a strong background in cell biology, genetics and/or bioinformatics. The candidate should be enthusiastic, with a strong interest in biology, as well as motivated to work in collaborative and international environment. Fluency in spoken and written English is required.

The MDC is committed to diversity and actively supports equal opportunities for all employees regardless of their origin, religion, ideology, disability, age or sexual identity. Severely disabled persons will be given preferential treatment in the case of equal qualification. The MDC is certified by the “work and family” audit and provides an inclusive and family friendly environment.

Applications including a motivation letter, CV and contact details of two references should be sent by July 19th 2020, as a single PDF and indicating the job code (11261/2020) to with cc to


E 13 TVöD/Bund (65 %)

Start date

The position is to be filled immediately.


Contract is limited to 3 years with the possibility of prolongation.

Application Period