Postdoctoral Fellow: MPI for Biophysical Chemistry 1310 views

The Department of Meiosis (Dr. Melina Schuh) at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow (f/m/d) to study the age-related decline in female fertility.

About the project:
  • The Department of Meiosis investigates female meiosis and the maternal age effect using advanced live cell microscopy, loss-of-function and next-generation sequencing techniques.
  • The successful applicant will carry out work towards understanding and counteracting the age-related decline in female fertility.
  • The candidate will be hosted in our main lab at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, but will also be able to interact with our satellite laboratory at Bourn Hall Clinic, Cambridge, UK, the world’s first in vitro fertilization (IVF) clinic founded by the pioneers of IVF Robert Edwards and Patrick Steptoe.
  • The successful candidate will work in a collaborative, highly international research environment. He/she will have access to several high-end microscopes, including light sheet microscopes, confocal microscopes equipped with Zeiss’ Airyscan super-resolution microscopy, as well as a high-end STED microscope for super-resolution microscopy.


  • Candidate must hold a PhD degree in Natural Sciences.
  • Candidate should be highly motivated, with excellent communication skills, and able to work independently, as well as member of a multidisciplinary team.

Duration & Funding: The position is funded for 3 years in the first instance.


Applications to be sent via e-mail as a single PDF file to including a motivation letter, CV, contact details of three referees, and list of publications.

—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry
Country Germany
Fellowship Level Postdoctoral
Subject areas Natural Science
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 17.01.2020

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  • Address Germany
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