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The Project Group of Dr. Sobetzko, which is part of the Department of Chromosome Biology, Prof. Dr. Torsten Waldminghaus, is seeking for a

Research Assistant.

The full time position, limited to 2 years, is operated by the DFG-funded project „DNA from the coding perspective“. Salary and benefits are according to a public service position in Germany (TV-H E13). Further extension of the contract is possible and depends on a successful application for extension of the project. It can therefore not be garateed.

Gene regulation is the central element to concert complex cellular mechanisms of a living cell. In this project, we want to apply RNA-seq and DNA-seq data to investigate the role of DNA sequence composition in organizing regulatory networks and physical information transfer by gene neighborhood relations. We will develop comparative genomics approaches to tackle these questions. Furthermore, we will monitor the evolution of the regulatory system in strains with network defects for about 20,000 generations using DNA- and RNA-seq. At our graduate school the candidate will be trained to professionally present results and hypotheses within SYNMIKRO and on international conferences and workshops.
In the frame of this third party founded project the opportunity for scientific work is given. The results are available outside for further application.

The limitation of the contract complies to § 2 Abs. 2 WissZeitVG.The successful candidate must hold a MSc, Diploma, PhD or a related qualification in Bioinformatics. Further, the candidate should demonstrate an outstanding scientific record and should be trained in at least one computer language (e.g. Java or Python). Theoretical knowledge in analyzing transcriptomics data and practical experience in statistical analysis using R or MatLab are essential. Theoretical knowledge in the disciplines of microbiology and genetics are welcome.
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