C. elegans genome stability and apoptosis Postdoc, Research Assistant and PhD. positions (Gartner lab), IBS Center for Genomic Integrity, Ulsan, South Korea

Positions are available in the Gartner laboratory to study mechanisms related to genome stability and apoptosis at an organismal level using C. elegans as a model organism. Our lab has a >20 years track record in studying chromosome biology, apoptosis and DNA damage responses. The lab recently moved from Scotland to the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) Center for Genomic Integrity in Ulsan, South Korea, and is equipped with high end state of the art equipment including a COPAS worm sorter, a spinning disc microscope and a custom-built cell lineaging setup. The new lab is fully ‘up and running’.

We are looking for PhD students, research assistants and postdoctoral research associates with an emphasis on candidates with experience in C. elegans genetic and cell biological approaches. Current focus areas are: 1. Apoptosis regulation during somatic development and in the germ line. 2. Identification and characterization of new DNA damage response genes. 3. Organismal signaling pathways required for DNA damage tolerance. 4. Determination of mutational signatures using C. elegans as an experimental system. 5. Study of the role of structure specific nucleases in meiotic recombination and genome maintenance.

Our lab provides an outstanding platform for Postdocs developing their own ideas and projects that are related to our core interests. Employment for Junior Postdocs is for up to 3+5 years, Senior Postdocs can be employed for up to 5 years, with a possibility of promotion.

Anton Gartner directs the Genetic and Genomic Toxicology Branch (GGTB) at the IBS Center for Genomic Integrity. The Korean IBS founded ~10 years ago, is modeled on the Max Planck system and is currently comprised of ~30 research centers. The focus of the IBS is basic, interest-driven science. IBS-CGI is located at UNIST which aims to be among the top Science Universities in the world. IBS-CGI has access to most generous core support and aims to become an internationally leading research center for genome maintenance. The UNIST campus is beautifully located in the outskirts of Ulsan, a city of ~ one million, with excellent connections to all of South Korea by high-speed train. The working language at IBS-CGI is English.

How to apply: Candidates should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references in a single pdf file to Anton Gartner (tgartner@ibs.re.kr) or Stephane Rolland (srolland@ibs.re.kr) ideally by June 23, 2022 (but later application are considered as well). Please feel free to directly contact Anton Gartner or Stephane Rolland by E-mail for further information.