Standort: Rome, Italy
Art: Vollzeit
Firma: EMBL
Eingetragen am: 2017-08-25

The Scientific Programme of EMBL emphasizes experimental analysis at multiple levels
of biological organisation, from the molecule to the organism, as well as Computational
Biology, Bioinformatics and Systems Biology. Within this overall structure, the EMBL
Epigenetics and Neurobiology Unit applies a wide range of modern technologies to
diverse problems of whole organism biology. Currently its research groups address
areas of neurobiology, epigenetics, developmental biology and developmental genetics
and are supported by state-of-the-art core facilities in histology, genome engineering/
viral vectors, flow cytometry, microscopy, and mouse transgenesis.

EMBL Rome benefits from close interactions with groups at EMBL Heidelberg in the
Developmental Biology, Genome Biology, Cell Biology & Biophysics, and Structural
and Computational Biology Units with whom it shares core facilities in high-throughput
sequencing, advanced light and electron microscopy, small molecule screening,
protein production, and mass spectroscopy. EMBL Rome groups also have access to
research activities at the EMBL-EBI (European Bioinformatics Institute) in Hinxton, UK,
and structural biology expertise at EMBL Hamburg and Grenoble.

We seek dynamic and interactive individuals having recently completed their postdoctoral
training with an excellent scientific track record and demonstrated experience
or interest in molecular neurobiology. The successful candidate will have a PhD in
Neurobiology or an allied field, show strong potential in setting their own research
agenda and show evidence of leadership qualities. We encourage applications from
scientists working on diverse questions relating to nervous system structure, function,
and plasticity that would benefit from the mouse as an experimental system and the
use of modern genetic and genomic approaches.

EMBL offers a highly collaborative and uniquely international culture. It fosters top quality,
interdisciplinary research by promoting a vibrant environment consisting of young
independent research groups with access to outstanding graduate students and
post-doctoral fellows. Significant core funding and limited teaching responsibilities allow
EMBL group leaders to undertake ambitious, farsighted research programs and provides
a scientific environment that is particularly attractive for researchers with families.

Further information about the position can be obtained from the Head of the
Epigenetics and Neurobiology Unit Philip Avner (

Further information about research in the Epigenetics and Neurobiology Unit and
at EMBL can be found at
Application closing date: 8 October 2017.
Interviews are planned for 9 and 10 January 2018.
An initial contract of 5 years will be offered to the successful candidate. This is
foreseen to be extended to a maximum of 9 years, subject to an external review.

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