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22 de diciembre de 2020

Oferta de trabajo como lab manager para un grupo nuevo de investigación en paleogenómica

Oferta compartida por Nuria

The Palaeogenomics group of the Department of Veterinary Medicine,at the Ludwig-Maximilians Universität Munich, is looking to appoint a Laboratory Manager at the earliest possible date.

The Palaeogenomics group (https://www.animal-palaeogenomics.com/), led by Prof. Laurent Frantz, is a newly formed group, part of the Institute of Palaeoanatomy, Domestication and the History of Veterinary Medicine, within the Department of Veterinary Medicine. Our group is broadly interested in evolutionary genomics, archaeology, conservation biology and sustainable agriculture. We exploit the power of ancient and modern genomics to contrast current patterns of genetic diversity to those in the
past: this allows us to track evolutionary processes including artificial selection, extinction, speciation and domestication through time.

We are looking for a Laboratory Manager to facilitate the efficient operation of the ancient and modern DNA laboratories within the group. The contract is for an initial 1 year but is renewable for an additional 4 years, with the potential for longer-term extensions. The post-holder will lead the management and operation of the modern and ancient DNA facilities, sample processing, ancient DNA extraction, library preparation and sequencing. Additional roles include purchasing, shipments, safety
and general organization, training members and visitors of the lab in established workflows, and interaction with other scientists, students and technicians. The post-holder will also have the opportunity to be involved in research projects and publications, as well as to purse their own research ideas.

  • DNA extraction from biological substrates, and genomic library preparation.
  • Improvement of laboratory techniques through in-house optimization and innovation, and implementation of new advances and best practices.
  • Training other scientists in laboratory workflows.
  • Provide support for sample organisation including handling, shipping, managing internal databases, legal documentation and curation.
  • Assist with general administrative duties within research group, alongside other staff.
  • Assist with the maintenance and day-to-day operation of the specialized ancient and modern DNA facilities, instruments, and supplies, alongside other technical staff.
  • Assist with the managing consumables and reagent orders, maintaining stocks, and handling the shipment of libraries for sequencing, alongside other technical staff.

  • BSc, MSc, or PhD in Biological Sciences or in a field incorporating genomics, Next Generation Sequencing techniques, or equivalent qualification / experience (experienced technicians are also encouraged to apply).
  • Experience with (ancient) DNA extraction, library preparation and high-throughput sequencing.
  • Strong organisational skills.
  • Experience with training others in lab techniques (desirable).
  • Proficiency in English (prerequisite) and German (desirable).
  • An interest in Evolutionary biology and/or Archaeology (desirable).

We offer:
The Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich is one of the largest and most prestigious research institutions in Germany and offers a wide range of training and development opportunities. The workplace is in a central location in Munich that can be easily reached by public transport. The contract is for an initial 1 year but is renewable for an additional 4 years, with the potential for longer-term extensions. The salary will be based on on TV-L. Part-time employment is generally possible. The university is an equal opportunity employer. Handicapped applicants will be given preference in the case of approximately equal qualifications. The University of Munich is interested in increasing the number of female faculty members and encourages women to apply.

To apply, please send a C.V, including contact of two referees, and a cover letter to Laurent.Frantz@palaeo.vetmed.uni-muenchen.de

The deadline for application is January 15th 2021

For enquiries or further questions please contact Prof. Laurent Frantz: Laurent.Frantz@palaeo.vetmed.uni-muenchen.de

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