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Bioinformatician as Post-doctoral Scientist (m/f)

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The Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research (MPIPZ) invites applications for
Bioinformatician as Post-doctoral Scientist (m/f)
The successful applicant will work in the context of a European Research Council funded project to study the evolution of the annual and perennial life cycles in plants. He/She will utilize existing genome sequences and genetic populations to identify genes that confer important aspects of the perennial life cycle.
The Post-doctoral Scientist will be a bioinformatician with expertise in utilizing Solexa sequencing data for genome assembly and analysis. The successful applicant will contribute to comparison of the genomes of related annual and perennial species, assembly of new genomes, genetic mapping using genotyping by sequencing data and comparison of the genomes of accessions of perennial species.
Applicant should have a PhD in an appropriate discipline and some experience in areas relevant to one of the positions. Ability to collaborate within an international group working towards a common goal is essential. The working language is English.  
The position is for 4 years and will be at an appropriate level on the TVÖD scale depending on experience.  
The Max-Planck society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. 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.
Applicants are requested to send a full CV including a complete list of publications and a description of their research experience indicating which position they are applying for as well as the names of at least 2 referees as a single PDF file by December 1st, 2014 to Dr. George Coupland (Director assistant Ms Elke Bohlscheid : bohlscheid@mpipz.mpg.de).

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Germany (Nordrhein-Westfalen)
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50829 Köln
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Biology & Life Sciences, Biotechnology