PhD Student (bioinformatics, computational biology, physics, computer science or mathematics)
For the research group Domestication Genomics we are looking for a PhD student.
Employment could start from November 1st, 2016 for a period of 3 years (in compliance with the law “WissZeitVG”), provided the final approval of the project by the funding agency.
Who we are:
The research group Domestication Genomics studies domestication and adaptation processes and their interaction with genetic diversity in the cereal crops barley, wheat and rye and their wild progenitors by analyzing comprehensive sequence datasets in the context of newly developed genomic sequence and mapping resources.
The successful candidate will be part of an interdisciplinary team comprising researchers at IPK and partners in science and industry working on the analysis of genomic variation in barley and wheat. You will develop and apply custom computational pipelines for mining population genomic datasets comprising short-read and long-read sequences, dense genetic marker data and physical maps constructed from chromosome conformation capture (HiC) data. You will present your research at conferences and in scientific journals.
You hold a Master degree in bioinformatics, computational biology or related disciplines such as physics, computer science or mathematics. You are highly proficient in one programming or scripting language and have experience with data analysis and visualization in R or similar statistical environments (e.g. Matlab). You are open to expand your knowledge in molecular biology and plant genetics. Strong communication skills in English are required.
If you need further information, feel free to contact Dr. Martin Mascher. You reach him via email email@example.com or phone +49 (0) 39482 5243.
The IPK is striving to increase the proportion of women in sectors where they are underrepresented, and therefore explicitly encourages applications from qualified women. The IPK was awarded the Hertie Foundation's work and balance certificate ("berufundfamilie") for its family-friendly working conditions. The IPK campus is located in the immediate vicinity of a local day care center and primary school (Grundschule). Gross salary will be up to 65 % E13 TV-L.
While applying for the job please refer to jobvector and use the following reference number: 41/08/16
Please send your application (incl. letter of motivation and future research interests, CV, list of publications, degree certificates and at least three addresses of reference) until 15.09.2016 to Ms. Gläser citing the reference number 41/08/16. Please contact her also for questions regarding the application and selection procedure.
Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK)
Corrensstraße 3, OT Gatersleben
06466 Stadt Seeland
phone: +49 (0) 39482 5101
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