Postdoctoral Researcher “Bioinformatician/Computational Biologist” (Germany) ~

11 de octubre de 2012

Postdoctoral Researcher “Bioinformatician/Computational Biologist” (Germany)

The Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F) is a new interdisciplinary institute with the mission to carry out internationally outstanding research on the interactions of biodiversity and climate change on the organism level. It has been founded by the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung, the Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main, and other partners. The Centre is funded by the Federal State of Hesse through its Initiative for the Development of Scientific and Economic Excellence (LOEWE). It provides a new, dynamic research environment that integrates a variety of disciplines from both natural and social sciences. The Project Area D "Adaptive Genomics" invites applications for the position of a

Postdoctoral Researcher “Bioinformatician/Computational Biologist”
Proroject area D2.3 / Prof. Janke
[Ref. #D18d]

We are looking for a research-oriented person for the primary analysis of conventional DNA-sequence and NGS data (454/Illumina). The task profile includes genome assembly (e.g. brown bear) and annotation, NGS transcriptome analysis for adaptive traits, developing new genetics marker (SNP, VNTR) and retroposon characterization. This will be done in close cooperation with an international team of population geneticists and retroposon biologists.

We are studying on the genomic basis of adaptation to climatic conditions in arctic vertebrates, phylogenomic analysis of mammalian radiation, and characterization of genomic signatures of retroposon activity.

The successful candidate has experience with the analysis of NGS DNA data, has the appropriate IT skills (various operating systems and scripting language) and may have already developed own methods in this field. Scientific cooperation with the bioinformatics professorship at the University of Frankfurt in the field of NGS and data mining is possible. A basic understanding and interest in the underlying biological processes is an advantage. In addition, own research interest in this field and own grant applications are expected, and the position will give the opportunity for habilitation, if desired.

The successful candidate must have a PhD in bioinformatics, genetics, evolutionary biology, molecular biology, molecular ecology or related fields and a strong, independent research record.

Salary and benefits are according to a public service position in Germany (TV-H E13). The Research Centre BiK-F advocates gender equality. Women and other underrepresented groups are therefore strongly encouraged to apply. Equally qualified severely handicapped applicants will be given preference.

The contract shall start as soon as possible and will be offered until 30.06.2014, with the possibility of an extension pending performance and future of the research centre. The workplace will be Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The employer is the Senckenberg Gesellschaft fuer Naturforschung.

Please send your application by mail or (preferably) by e-mail attachment, mentioning the reference of this position (#D18d) and including a letter outlining your suitability for the post, a detailed CV, contact details of 2 referees and a copy of your PhD thesis and/or other exams before October, 25th 2012 to:
Mrs. Britta Werner
Head of Personell and Social Affairs
Senckenberganlage 25
D-60325 Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
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For enquiries about the position and the contract conditions please write to Prof. Dr. A. Janke

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