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Junior Group Leader - Integrative Bioinformatics

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The Department of Plant-Microbe Interactions (http://www.mpipz.mpg.de/10563/pmi-dpt) at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research (MPIPZ) in Cologne invites applications for a
Junior Group Leader
Integrative Bioinformatics
The successful applicant will be expected to develop and apply bioinformatics procedures for genome-scale sequence data representation and integration, visualization and exploration, analysis and network modeling. Applicants are also expected to interact closely with departmental project leaders. He/she will join an expanding group of bioinformaticians at MPIPZ.
We seek a creative and motivated candidate with a PhD and at least 2 years postdoctoral training in computer science, bioinformatics, or statistical physics. Candidates will have an internationally competitive and proven record of research accomplishments. Experience in next generation sequencing technologies and modeling of biological processes is of advantage.
The position (payment according to public service regulation TVÖD) will be for 5 years as of May 2015 with the possibility of extension. Additional funding will be provided for a postdoctoral computer scientist and a PhD student within the group.
The Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research (MPIPZ; http://www.mpipz.mpg.de) is one of the world’s premier sites committed to research into fundamental processes and training in plant biology. There are four science departments, three independent research groups and specialist support, totaling ~ 400 staff including externally funded positions. The working language is English.
The Max Planck Society is committed to employing more handicapped individuals and especially encourages them to apply. The Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.
Please send your application including CV as one pdf-file and name of at least one academic referee via e-mail to the Departmental Office:
Jutta Weinand (weinand@mpipz.mpg.de) by February 28, 2015.
Interviews with shortlisted candidates will be held on March 26th and 27th, 2015.

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Germany (Nordrhein-Westfalen)
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50829 Cologne
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Biology & Life Sciences