Job offer ref. #12-20021
The Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung (SGN) is a member of the Leibniz Association and is based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. LOEWE Centre for Translational Biodiversity Genomics (LOEWE-TBG) is a joint venture of the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung (SGN), Goethe-University Frankfurt, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen and Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology IME aiming to intensify biodiversity genomics in basic and applied research. We will establish a new and taxonomically broad genome collection to study genomic and functional diversity across the tree of life and make genomic resources accessible for societal-demand driven applied research.
The Hiller Lab at the LOEWE-TBG in Frankfurt is looking for an ambitious
PostDoc (m/f/d) – Comparative Genomics
The mission of our group is to discover genomic determinants of phenotypic differences between species, which is important to understand how nature's fascinating phenotypic diversity evolved and how it is encoded in the genome. Work in the lab ranges from genome assembly and alignment to annotating genes, developing and applying comparative genomic methods to discover key differences in genes (such as loss, gain, selection) and regulatory elements, and using statistical approaches to associate genomic to phenotypic differences [1-8].
The postdoc will join our efforts to extend our methods repertoire to accurately detect additional types of genomic changes, to adopt them to other taxonomic groups, and to apply them on a large-scale to existing and numerous newly-sequenced genomes generated by us and our TBG collaborators.
· PhD degree in bioinformatics / computational biology, genomics or a related area
· a strong publication record
· excellent programming skills in a Linux environment as well as experience with shell scripting and Unix tools
· previous experience in large-scale comparative genomic data analysis is an advantage.
Salary and benefits are according to a part time public service position in Germany (TV-H E 13, 100%). The contract should start as soon as possible and will initially for 2 years, but funding is available to extend it further. The Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung supports equal opportunity of men and women and therefore strongly invites women to apply. Equally qualified handicapped applicants will be given preference.
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