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Our research group ‘Crop Biodiversity and Breeding Informatics’ is looking for a


to collaborate with the research scientists in our group to investigate genetic and phenotypic diversity and the processes that shape this variation in wild and crop plants. We also develop approaches for utilizing this diversity in plant breeding. A major challenge is to model the complex nature of different data types and to implement software pipelines for a rapid analysis of modern sequencing and phenotyping data in a high performance computing environment.

Tasks include to contribute to the development of our infrastructure for data management and analysis, and the analysis of genomic (sequencing) and phenotypic data (e.g., from image analysis). We expect that the post holder also works independently on a scientific subproject. Further tasks are administration of our scientific software in collaboration with system administrators and facilitating the use of the available high performance computing infrastructure by our group.

We look for applicants with a Bachelor or Master-level degree in bioinformatics or a related field. A basic familiarity with current tools for sequence analysis, statistical analysis (e.g., R) and programming skills in a relevant language (e.g., Python) in a UNIX environment are required.  The position also requires very good organization, communication and team-working skills and we expect an independent working style.

The position is available immediately until 30 November 2016 and paid according to the E13 TV-L government salary scale.  We seek to extend the position beyond this period. The University of Hohenheim is an equal opportunity employer. Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. The University of Hohenheim is located on a beautiful campus in the South German city of Stuttgart, which has a very good cultural life and a nice surrounding.


Contact detail

How to apply:
Further information can be obtained from www.evoplant.uni-hohenheim.de or from the address below. Please upload your application (Cover letter, CV, transcripts, publications, a short letter of motivation, addresses of references) until 4 October 2015 as a single PDF at this link: http://uhoh.de/350bbi15
Send application to
Prof. Dr. Karl Schmid
Institute of Plant Breeding, Seed Science and Population Genetics
Universität Hohenheim
Fruwirthstrasse 21
D-70599 Stuttgart, Germany
Phone: +49 711 459 23487
Email: karl.schmid@uni-hohenheim.de

Job profile

Working hours
Contract duration
Type of job
Work experience
job experience is not required
Germany (Baden-Württemberg)
Working place
70599 Stuttgart
Area of expertise
Biology & Life Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Computer Sciences