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Postdoctoral Fellow - Genomics and Precision Medicine of Cardiomyopathies

European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)

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The Steinmetz group at EMBL Heidelberg is seeking an ambitious postdoctoral fellow to join our team of experimental and computational scientists to understand the genetic basis of dilated cardiomyopathies (DCM). 

Your role

The successful candidate will use 2nd and 3rd generation sequencing approaches, cutting-edge single-cell multiomics and high-throughput functional genomic screens to understand genotype-to-phenotype correlations in cardiomyopathies. More specifically, we’re interested in RBM20, a splicing regulator that can cause a severe form of inherited DCM if mutated. This work will help identifying novel drug targets that modulate RBM20 expression, or restore the function of mutant RBM20. You will take a lead on all aspects of the project, from project design, performing and analyzing experiments, to manuscript writing.

You will profit from a highly supportive environment, including computational experts, talented technical assistants, EMBL core facilities, and a strong network of external collaboration partners. 

You have

We are seeking for a candidate who holds a Ph.D. in a relevant field and is an outstanding experimental scientist. Experience in cell culture, manipulation of cells, and broad experience in cell and molecular biology will be essential.

Experience with gene editing technologies (CRISPR, TALEN, etc.), next generation sequencing technologies, functional genomics screens and imaging technologies would be an asset.

The appointed candidate will be able to work and think independently, but also enjoy interacting in a friendly and collaborative environment.

The candidate should be enthusiastic about science, and a good communicator who can build and maintain successful collaborations.

Candidates must be creative, highly motivated and well-positioned to lead a scientific project at all stages, from experimental design to manuscript preparation. 

Why join us

EMBL is curiosity-driven, community-oriented and international. As an inclusive, equal opportunity employer, we believe that diversity enables us to collaborate more effectively and be innovative in our approaches. We are, therefore, committed to creating an inclusive and flexible culture - one where everyone can realise their full potential and make a positive contribution to our organisation. We encourage applications from individuals who can complement our existing team – we believe that success is built on having teams whose backgrounds and personal experiences reflect the diversity of the populations that our science serves. We actively encourage applications from all genders and cultures, ethnic groups and all demographics to help us avoid perpetuating biases and oversights at this transformational point in our people strategy.

EMBL offers attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation with a very collegial and family-friendly working environment. Competitive salary and social security benefits, financial support for relocation, a relaxed culture, professional development, an on-site nursery, canteen and other staff facilities make EMBL a great place to work. 

What else you need to know

EMBL, Europe’s flagship laboratory for the life sciences, is an intergovernmental research institute with more than 80 independent research groups across six sites in Europe. The Steinmetz Lab works across two sites at EMBL Heidelberg and Stanford University and is one of the world’s leading labs in technology development for functional genomics. We can offer a variety of attractive research projects that are related to our successful ongoing research (precision genome-editing, high-throughput functional genomics, single-cell technologies), but also welcome applicants with promising and forward-looking ideas. Funding can be guaranteed for 2 years, and we support contract extensions for exceptional candidates.

EMBL is a signatory of the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA). We support fair and responsible research assessment, which includes its recruitment and performance assessment processes. We recognize a range of research outputs, discourage inappropriate use of proxies such as journal impact factors, and value research outputs based on their intrinsic merit.

Please submit your application documents via our online system by clicking the 'Apply' button, including your CV and a brief motivation letter including project ideas and interests. 

Location: Heidelberg - Germany
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 7th September 2022
Closes: 18th October 2022
Job Ref: HD02246
 
   
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