The DFG-funded priority program SPP1819 “Rapid evolutionary adaptation - Potential and constraints” is looking for a

Project Coordinator  (TV-L E13 50%)

The research group ‘Crop Biodiversity and Breeding Informatics’ at the University of Hohenheim coordinator of this priority program.

This position involves administrative duties like interaction with the steering committee of the priority program and the researchers funded by the projects, organising annual meetings and workshops and maintaining the website.

Another central task of the position is to contribute to the development of a teaching module on reproducible research for the junior scientists funded by the priority program. This task includes the development and adaptation of existing teaching material, the interaction with initiatives like Software Carpentry ( and Data Carpentry ( as well as the organisation and teaching of workshops and training courses.

We search for applicants with a Master-level degree in biology or bioinformatics or a related field. The position requires very good organization, communication and team-working skills and we expect and independent working style. A basic familiarity with current tools for sequence analysis, statistical analysis (e.g., R) and basic programming skills are highly desirable. You are expected to acquire additional knowlege of tools (i.e., web content management systems, data analysis tools) and to follow the develpments in reproducible research.

The position is available immediately for three years and paid according to the E13 TV-L government salary scale (50% part-time).  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.

How to apply:
Further information can be obtained from 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:

Contact detail

How to apply:
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

Job profile

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

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