Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, the Department of Molecular Genetics of Ageing“ invites applications for full-time Postdoctoral Research Fellows (job code 27-2017) at the department. This is headed by director Prof. Dr. Adam Antebi at the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing.

The Antebi Department for “Molecular Genetics of Ageing” investigates how diet, reproduction, and hormones impact animal life span, mostly using the worm Caenorhabditis elegans as a model organism. The overarching goals are to reveal conserved and convergent mechanisms of longevity, and to understand how hormones and small molecule metabolites affect metabolism, signal transduction and ageing. We apply a multidisciplinary approach combining, genetics, systems biology, cell and molecular biology, imaging, biochemistry and mass spectrometry in order to understand the biology of ageing and age-related disease.
They seek a highly motivated, ambitious, and talented scientist to join an enthusiastic and collaborative team in an outstanding scientific environment to perform research on longevity mechanisms in a worm model system. The research topic will most likely revolve around the functions and regulations of the nucleolus during the aging process.
Worth of Award
The employment contract will be based on contracts for the civil service.

  • International Applicants
  • The successful applicant will hold a Ph.D. in a relevant research area such as molecular biology, genetics, or biochemistry and has a strong track record of accomplishment.
  • Prior experience with model organisms (yeast, worm, fly, mouse) would be welcome but are not required.
  • The applicant should have a keen interest in the biology of aging and excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • The working language is English; knowledge of the German language is not required.
  •  seek to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and particularly encourage them to apply.

How to Apply

  • Then please upload your complete application documents, containing a one-page letter.
  • A personal statement describing your scientific accomplishments and your interests in our laboratory.
  • Send your CV and bibliography as well as, contact information for 3 references, in electronic form as one single pdf-file via our online application platform.

Informal inquiries are welcome and should be sent to [email protected] For further information about the Institute and the Antebi department please see

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