The research focus of the Akhtar department includes mechanisms underlying chromatin and epigenetic regulation. The lab uses fly and mouse models employing multidisciplinary approaches such as genetics, biochemistry, functional genomics, single cell analyses as well as cell biology and structural biology. Main interests of the lab include genome architecture, the role of non-coding RNAs, and mechanisms underlying cell fate decisions.
We are looking for two enthusiastic, highly-motivated, science-driven and experienced scientists to join our team to unravel the molecular mechanisms that regulate gene expression.
Applicants should have an academic degree in life science plus a PhD in molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, bioinformatics and/or high-resolution imaging. Prior experience working with mouse models is required. Experience in working with primary cell culture would be an advantage. Candidates should have at least one first author publication. Furthermore, the ability to work in a team, communication skills and experience in the supervision of graduate students are an asset.