Dirige el laboratorio molecular del LIB (Instituto para el Análisis del Cambio de la Biodiversidad) en Hamburgo ~ Bioblogia.net

13 de julio de 2023

Dirige el laboratorio molecular del LIB (Instituto para el Análisis del Cambio de la Biodiversidad) en Hamburgo

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The Leibniz Institute for the Analysis of Biodiversity Change (LIB) is one of the large, globally connected research museums of the Leibniz Association. In addition to excellent research on biodiversity and its change, we are advancing the further development of our extensive scientific collections with an international team and state-of-the-art technology. With our exhibition, knowledge transfer and communication work at our exhibition venues Museum Koenig Bonn and Museum der Natur Hamburg, we want to spread enthusiasm for nature and contribute with our research topics to current socio-political discussions on species loss, climate change and the protection of ecosystems. The construction of an integrated natural history museum is being planned for the Hamburg location; the research infrastructure at the Bonn location is currently being significantly expanded.

The LIB is looking for a scientist for a tenure track position as Head of the Molecular Laboratory at the LIB Hamburg, representing research at an internationally competitive level. The head of the molecular laboratory Hamburg will play a leading role in advancing molecular research at highest scientific standards. The successful candidate will closely collaborate with the LIB research sections covering the entire animal diversity, apply and develop advanced molecular methods and research approaches and will coordinate all operations of the central infrastructure of the Hamburg molecular lab, providing services to a broad range of projects at the LIB.

We expect the candidate to:
  • Hold a PhD in Ecology, Evolution or Molecular Biology or a closely related field with emphasis on empirical molecular work and computational skills in these subjects, documented in a good publication record.
  • Have expertise in molecular methods, including DNA / RNA extractions (manual and automated), PCR, next-generation sequencing library preparation, establishing lab setups.
  • Have strong experience in data management and analysis of sequence and genome data (computational skills) in compliance with the FAIR principles.
  • Have experience in working with non-model organisms (animals).
  • Have experience in developing long-term strategies for the lab, meeting the goals of a state of the art central molecular lab service.
  • Have experience in team management and student supervision.
  • Closely collaborate with the Bonn molecular lab, promote novel ideas for methods and techniques and apply them in research projects tailored to requirements of museomics.
  • Closely collaborate with the LIB Biobank team by pre-processing samples for deposition at the LIB Biobank in Bonn, and by acting as liaison between researchers in Hamburg and the Biobank.
  • Have motivation to work in a team and take responsibility.
  • Have excellent communication skills and be fluent in written and spoken English.
It is desirable that the applicant has/is:

  • A good knowledge of bioinformatic analyses of sequence data, statistical analyses and graphical visualization of data.
  • Experience with museomics sample preparation and data analysis.
  • Experience with soft money acquisition, in particular concerning infrastructure development.
  • Experience with outreach involving the molecular lab.
  • A good understanding of German is advantageous.
The Molecular Laboratory is a centralized facility, with its branches in Bonn and Hamburg providing knowledge and infrastructure to all LIB researchers. The Molecular Labs of both branches and the LIB Biobank are part of the Centre for Molecular Biodiversity Research and contribute to the ongoing development of the LIB as a globally leading institute for the study of biodiversity change. The labs of both localities are independent but closely collaborate in developing future strategic developments and perspectives and in making their particular expertise available to all researchers in the LIB. As Head of the Hamburg Molecular Lab, the successful candidate will take full responsibility for the lab’s operations, coordination and training of users, maintenance of equipment, documentation (protocols), and compliance with security guidelines. The candidate is further expected to spend 25% of their time on own research. Applicants are evaluated based on how well they fulfil the requirements detailed above. Such evidence may include documentation of completed course work, scientific publications, technical and analytical know-how, evidence of organisational skills, and prior experience in lab management. Whenever possible, statements to these effects should be accompanied by objective or independent assessment of the candidate's track record and potential. These may include links to access published or unpublished material or letters of support from supervisors or previous employers. The tenure procedure will evaluate the above listed essential criteria (a high publication output is not mandatory for getting tenure). Working language is English, German language skills should be acquired on long term. The Leibniz Association is committed to diversity and gender equity. The LIB is certified as a family-friendly institution. We aim to increase the proportion of women in areas where women are under-represented and to promote their careers in particular. We therefore strongly encourage women with relevant qualifications to apply. Applications will be handled in accordance with the Landesgleichstellungsgesetz NRW (State Equality Act). Applications from suitable individuals with a certified serious disability and those of equal status are particularly welcome. When recruiting, they have priority over applicants who are not legally privileged and who have essentially the same suitability, qualifications and professional performance. Salary corresponds to grade TV-L E 13 in the German Public Service Scheme. 

The contract will start as soon as possible, earliest September 2023 and will initially be restricted to three years. A tenure track will be subject to personal performance. 

Applications in English, accompanied by supporting documentation (CV, certificates, lists of publications and funding) and a concept for collection-based research at the Molecular Lab Hamburg
should be submitted no later than July, 23rd 2023 only digitally to Frau Susanne Jenschke www.leibniz-lib.de/karriere. For further information about Museum Koenig Bonn and Museum der Natur Hamburg please see: https://www.leibniz-lib.de.


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