Ecotoxicólogo/Bioinformático en Alemania ~

4 de junio de 2018

Ecotoxicólogo/Bioinformático en Alemania

Job offer ref #12-18011
The Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung (SGN) is a member of the Leibniz Association and is based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. LOEWE Centre for Translational Biodiversity Genomics (LOEWE-TBG),, is a joint venture of the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung (SGN), Goethe-University Frankfurt, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen and Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology IME aiming to intensify biodiversity genomics in basic and applied research. We will establish a new and taxonomically broad genome collection to study genomic and functional diversity across the tree of life and make genomic resources accessible for societal-demand driven applied research.

The Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung and the LOEWE-TBG invite applications for a

Evolutionary Biologist

In this LOEWE-TBG project, we want to assess, how anthropogenic substances influence the mutation rate of metazoan organisms. Based on an existing genome-wide mutation rate test, we thus want to develop and introduce new ecotoxicological assessment methods that will be eventually internationally established within the ISO framework. Furthermore, the project will significantly increase our knowledge on the mutation process as such. It is planned to work with several ecotoxicological model species such as Chironomus riparius, Daphnia galeata, Eisenia fetida and Folsomia candida.

Your tasks:

• Performing, respectively coordinating ecotoxicological experiments with partners
• Improving existing bioinformatics workflow
• Analysing individual reseq data
• Publishing the results

Your profile:

• Population genomic experience with individual resequencing data (mapping to reference genome, genotype calling, awareness of data quality issues etc.)
• Experience with ecological/ecotoxicological experiments
• Programming and/or scripting experience to adjust/improve existing bioinformatic pipelines
• Ability to work in close collaboration with several partners
• Excellent communication skills

What is awaiting you?

• An interesting task in a dynamic team of researchers in an internationally renowned research institution
• The opportunity to gain experience in the above-mentioned research field
• The occasion to build a network with scientists in interdisciplinary fields
• Gain experience in translational research with the opportunity to bring research into application
• Flexible working hours – annual special payment – company pension scheme – Senckenberg ID card for free entry in museums in Frankfurt – a holiday of 30 days/year

Salary and benefits are according to a full time public service position in Germany (TV-H E13). The contract should start on July 1st, 2018 and will be limited until
December 31st, 2021. The Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung support equal opportunity of men and women and therefore strongly invites women to apply. Equally qualified handicapped applicants will be given preference. The place of employment is in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The employer is the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung.

How to apply

Please send your application, mentioning the reference of this job offer (ref. # 12-18011) before June 17th, 2018 by e-mail (attachment in a single pdf document) and including a cover letter detailing research interests and experience, a detailed CV and a copy of your certification to:

Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung
Senckenberganlage 25
60325 Frankfurt am Main


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