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[Drosophila] Job: Postdoctoral Fellowship Available

Levitis, Daniel via dros%40net.bio.net (by Levitis from demogr.mpg.de)
Mon May 10 04:44:09 EST 2010

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The MaxNetAging Research School (MNARS) is seeking applications for a
Postdoctoral Fellowship on Aging Research
MNARS is a doctoral and postdoctoral fellowship program launched by the
Max Plank International
Research Network on Aging (MaxNetAging). It seeks applications for a
postdoctoral laboratory research
position. The successful candidate will be funded by MaxNetAging for two
years to perform experiments
exploring the relationship between age-specific genetic expression and
age-specific mortality rates, using
the model organism Drosophila melanogaster. The Postdoc will begin in
November of 2010. During the first
six months of MNARS, from November 2010 through April 2011, the fellow
will study together with 11 doctoral
and postdoctoral fellows from different disciplines at the Max Planck
Institute for Demographic Research in
Rostock. All fellows will attend lectures and seminars on a broad range
of topics in aging research.
Instructions will be in English.
After this initial period of six months, the fellow will spend the next
18 months at the Max Planck Institute for
the Biology of Aging (MPIBA) in Cologne, Germany. Fellows will meet,
together with other MaxNetAging
fellows, twice a year at research workshops.
Visit www.maxnetaging.mpg.de/en/doctoralschool/default.htm for more
information on the program and for
statements about the program from current MaxNetAging fellows.
The successful candidate must:
 Have laboratory experience working with Drosophila.
 Be available to begin work, and have finished doctoral research prior
to November of 2010.
 Have broad interests which include developmental and molecular biology
and demography.
 Be developing a career in laboratory-based biological research.
 Have the creativity and patience to participate in developing novel
While in Rostock, the Postdoc will be trained in the basics of
demographic research at MPIDR and have
courses in aging research through MaxNetAging. Laboratory work will be
performed at MPIBA in
collaboration with MPIDR. This work will involve measuring age and stage
specific mortality rates at all ages
from unfertilized egg to senescent adult, as well as gathering samples
of each age group for transcriptional
analysis. The Postdoc will additionally participate in publications
based on these data.
Applications should include:
 a CV,
 details of qualifications, including information about honors, awards,
or evaluations of your
educational degrees (e.g. "cum laude"),
 a list of publications, if any, and
 names and addresses of 2 people we can contact about you.
Postdoc appointments are made on the basis of postdoc stipends. We can
provide you with information
about the level of your stipend based on the information you provide us
on your CV.
The Max Planck Society wishes to increase the share of women in areas
where they are underrepresented,
and strongly encourages women to apply. The Max Planck Society is
committed to employ more
handicapped individuals and especially encourages them to apply.
Applications should be addressed to the
MaxNetAging Director Prof. James W. Vaupel and sent by email to
appl-mnars from demogr.mpg.de. Email
inquiries concerning the application process and other aspects of MNARS
should also be sent to
appl-mnars from demogr.mpg.de. Deadline for applications is July 15, 2010.

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