Postdoc Biology, Agricultural Sciences, Forest Sciences as Research Associate - Next Generation Methylome- & Genome Analysis (f/m/d)

The Department of Forest Genetics and Forest Tree Breeding at the Georg-August-University of Göttingen is offering a position starting as soon as possible for a

Research Associate (Postdoc) (all genders welcome)

- Salary is E13 TV-L (100%)



The position is limited to 36 months.
The successful candidate will work in the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture funded project: “Analysis of genetic, epigenetic and phenotypic variation in Douglas-fir natural populations and in German plantations”.

Your tasks

  • Next Generation methylome and genome analysis
  • Identification of genetic and epigenetic variation (SNPs und SMVs) associated with growth and quality traits
  • Association genetic analyses in Douglas-fir provenance trials
  • Characterization of gene-environment interactions
  • Organization of sample collection
  • Publication of results in peer-reviewed journals
  • Assistance with the organization and coordination of the project

Your profile

  • PhD and Master’s degree in biology, agricultural sciences, forest sciences or related disciplines
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of molecular and genetic methods
  • Experience and profound knowledge in statistics and data analysis
  • Excellent English language skills
  • Very good written and oral communication skills
High motivation and enthusiasm as well as teamwork skills are desirable.
The University of Göttingen is an equal opportunities employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply in fields in which they are underrepresented. The university has committed itself to being a family-friendly institution and supports their employees in balancing work and family life. The mission of the University is to employ a greater number of severely disabled persons. Applications from severely disabled persons with equivalent qualifications will be given preference.
Please send your application with the usual documents (curriculum vitae and scientific background, certificates, references from a university teacher) (in electronic form preferably in a single PDF-file) by e-mail.

Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Abt. für Forstgenetik und Forstpflanzenzüchtung,
Büsgenweg 2, 37077 Göttingen, forstgen@gwdg.de.

If you have any questions, please contact: Prof. Dr. Oliver Gailing,
Phone: ++ 49 551 39 33536, E-Mail: ogailin@gwdg

Please note:
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