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Application by 31.12.2022

The Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute (FLI) in Jena is a federal and state government-funded research institute and member of the Leibniz Association (Leibniz-Gemeinschaft). FLI’ s internationally visible and highly competitive research is focused on understanding the mechanisms of aging and associated age-related diseases. Scientists from over 40 countries are currently investigating the molecular mechanisms of aging and the occurrence of age-related diseases. Our aim is to create the basis for new approaches in medicine as a way to improve the health of the elderly (

The Computational Biology Group headed by Prof. Steve Hoffmann invites applications for a Postdoc within the DFG-Project „Deciphering p53-regulated alternative transcription and splicing“ (Project leaders PD Dr. Martin Fischer and Prof.  Steve Hoffmann).

Postdoc (m/f/d)

Research focus of the Lab:
The computational biology group at the FLI focuses on the development of methods for the integration of epigenomic, genomic and transcriptomic data. An increasing complexity of experimental setups and the steadily increasing data volume of high throughput methods require fundamentally improved data analysis concepts. The meaningful extraction of knowledge from mostly unstructured biological data, however, requires a seam-less interaction between wet and dry lab. The FLI offers the opportunity to significantly narrow this gap by both internal collaborations as well as the group’s own wet lab. Further information can be obtained here:

Tasks and Challenges:

The candidate will have the flexibility to develop their own research profile while working on the group's research projects with a focus on genome regulation through the tumor suppressor p53.

The candidate will have the opportunity to:
  • generate and analyze omics data
  • assume a major role in writing publications
  • write grant applications to support their own research program and career (although not required)
  • co-advise and work together with students and other life-scientists at all career levels


      • Degree (Ph.D) in the life sciences
      • Strong research accomplishments and publication record (ideally in the field of gene regulation)
      • Experience in conception and realization of research projects
      • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
      • Genuine interest in following an independent research career
      • Experience in next-generation sequencing and other omic data
      • Programming skills (e.g. to analyse data in R) are preferable

      We offer:

      • A position in a well-equipped and motivated group that aims to bridge wet and dry lab research
      • Access to multiple state-of-the-art facilities. Our work is embedded in the Beutenberg Campus, an interdisciplinary base for innovative research.
      • A position integrated in the FLI PostDoc Network. The Network promotes interdisciplinary collaborations involving clinician scientists, basic scientists and bioinformaticians and supports career development and postdoctoral training courses.
      • The contract conditions and the salary will be according to the collective labour agreement for public service employees of the federal states of Germany (TV-L E13) for 2 years initially, with a possibility of extension.
      • Flexible working time, a family friendly working environment including support for child care solutions and dual career.


      Please apply online through the FLI application portal by 31.12.2022.

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