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Postdoctoral research assistant

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The Philipps-Universität Marburg and the Max-Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology have recently established the LOEWE-Center for Synthetic Microbiology, SYNMIKRO. Supported by the state of Hesse within its excellence program LOEWE, the more than 30 research groups of the interdisciplinary SYNMIKRO-Center focus on basic aspects of synthetic biology on all levels of microbial function. In a collaborative project of the LOEWE Center for Synthetic Microbiology at the Philipps-Universität Marburg and the Department of Bioinformatics and Systems Biology at the Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen we are seeking
 
2 Postdoctoral research assistants
(one experimentalist and one bioinformatician)

This project is part of the transnational ERASynBio research initiative - Building Synthetic Biology capacity through innovative transnational projects.

Salary and benefits are according to a public service position in Germany (TV-H E13, 100 %). The positions start as soon as possible. They are limited to 3 years and will offer the possibility of further scientific qualification in the frame of the assigned duties.

The transnational research project by seven partners from Germany, Austria, UK and the US focuses on development of a synthetic biology design framework based on alternative sigma factors to implement highly orthogonal regulatory switches and circuits in bacteria.

Scientific services belong to the duties in research and teaching.
 
Applicants for the experimental position should have a solid background in molecular biology, biochemistry and genetic engineering techniques as well as in bacterial genetics and microbiology. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. degree in biology, biochemistry, or related fields. Fluency in English is a prerequisite. Tasks will include systematic and random generation of genetic constructs as well as characterization of gene expression by RNAseq and gene fusion techniques. Contact: Prof. Dr. Anke Becker (anke.becker@synmikro.uni-marburg.de).

Applicants for the bioinformatics position should have a solid background in data management as well as high-throughput analysis of omics data in an UNIX/Linux environment, statistiscal analyses in R/BioConductor and advanced programming skills, preferably in Java and one of the following scripting languages: Python, Perl, R/BioC, C/C#. The successful candidates will hold a Ph.D. degree in bioinformatics, informatics, or related fields. Fluency in English is a prerequisite. Tasks will include development of new software solutions for processing and visualization of RNAseq data and associated metadata. Further tasks will be the improvement of normalization methods for RNAseq data as well as the integrated management of RNAseq data, metadata and analysis data. Apart from development of new software tools, the duties include support of project-specific data analysis. Contact: Prof. Dr. Alexander Goesmann (alexander.goesmann@computational.bio.uni-giessen.de).
 
We support women and strongly encourage them to apply. In areas where women are underrepresented, female applicants will be preferred in case of equal qualifications. Applicants with children are welcome – Philipps-University is certified as a family-friendly university. Sharing a full-time position (§ 8 Abs. 2 S. 1 HGlG) as well as a reduction of working time is possible. Applicants with a disability as described in SGB IX (§ 2 Abs. 2, 3) will be preferred in case of equal qualifications.

Application and interview costs cannot be refunded.

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Please send your application including cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of relevant certificates and names and contact details of two academic references in English language mentioning registration number ZE-0051-synmikro-wmz-2015 electronically to jobs@synmikro.uni-marburg.de as a single pdf-file by July 10 th 2015
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Please send your application including cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of relevant certificates and names and contact details of two academic references in English language mentioning registration number ZE-0051-synmikro-wmz-2015 electronically to jobs@synmikro.uni-marburg.de as a single pdf-file by July 10 th 2015

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Arbeitszeit
Vollzeit
Vertragslaufzeit
Befristete Anstellung
Stellentyp
Postdoc
Berufserfahrung
Berufserfahrung nicht vorausgesetzt
Region
Deutschland (Hessen)
Arbeitsort
35043 Marburg
Fachgebiet
Biologie & Life Sciences
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