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Schumacher Laboratory
Institute for Genome Stability in Ageing and Disease
CECAD-Cluster of Excellence in Aging Research, University of Cologne


Institution information: CECAD Research Center, University of Cologne, Joseph-Stelzmann-Str. 26, 50931 Cologne, Germany

Location: Cologne is a vibrant city with a highly international academic research environment. CECAD forms a focal point of aging research in Europe. More information on life as a Postdoc in Cologne you can find here.

Summary: Our research aims at understanding how DNA damage accumulation causes aging. Furthering our knowledge of the mechanisms of cellular responses to accumulating DNA damage will give us a better insight into the biology of aging and might lead to the development of therapeutic strategies aimed at prevention of aging-related diseases.

Job description: We are seeking highly motivated Postdoc and PhD candidates who are interested in investigating the fundamental role of DNA damage in cancer and ageing. We are using both genetic and biochemical approaches primarily in the C. elegans but also in mammalian systems to investigate the molecular basis of aging.

Qualification: Applicants should have a solid background in molecular biology and experience in cell biology, genetics, or biochemistry. Postdoc candidates should have demonstrated outstanding performance by high impact publications. 

How to Apply: Please send CV, letter of intent, names and addresses of three references to bjoern.schumacher[at]uni-koeln.de