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In the frame of the collaborative research project DBAC (DNA-Barcode Analyzer for CITES Species), financed by the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN), the University of Bonn invites applications for a

Research assistant/associate (100%, TV-L E 13)

to begin on April 1st, 2019 at the Nees Institute for Plant Biodiversity in the research group of Prof. Dr. Dietmar Quandt.

 DBAC aims to develop a browser based open source analyses platform for DNA-barcode sequences generated via next generation sequencing (NGS). The standalone platform will also be embedded in the online resources of the West German Genome Center (WGGC) at the University of Bonn. Therefore, the applicant should be familiar with programming, NGS and bioinformatics. The research project runs in collaboration with the Institute for Human genetics, University Hospital Bonn (UKB), the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Plant Breeding Research (MPIPZ), and the Institute for Evolutionary Biology, University of Münster.

The position's requirements are:

·         Diploma, or Master in (Bio)-Informatics or Biology, Plant Science, Evolutionary Biology, or related fields,

·        Preferably a PhD in one of the fields

·         Proven qualifications in programming and bioinformatics

·         Experience with next generation sequencing data and DNA-Barcoding

·         High motivation, active participation, commitment and interaction with the collaborative partners

·         Language skills: English (written and spoken)


Application documents:

·         Letter of motivation

·         Curriculum vitae

·         Transcripts of studies

·         Two letters of recommendation


The temporary position is limited to the duration of the research program and therefore restricted to a maximum duration of 12 months. Starting date of the position is February or latest April 1st, 2019.


The University of Bonn is an equal opportunities employer.



Applications in German or English should be sent in electronic form by March 1st, 2019 to Prof. Dr. Dietmar Quandt at the following e-mail address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (subject: DBAC Application).

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