The Department of Plant-Microbe Interactions (http://www.mpipz.mpg.de/10563/pmi-dpt) at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research (MPIPZ) in Cologne invites applications for a
The successful applicant will be expected to develop and apply bioinformatics procedures for genomescale sequence data representation and Integration, visualization and exploration, analysis and network modeling. Applicants are expected to interact closely with other computer scientists and experimental scientists in an ERC-funded research team to explore functions of the plant microbiota (http://www. mpipz.mpg.de/schulze-lefert).
We seek a creative and motivated candidate with a PhD in computer science, bioinformatics, or statistical physics. Candidates will have an internationally competitive and proven record of research accomplishments. Experience in next generation sequencing technologies and network modeling is of advantage. The position (payment according to public service regulation -R/ÖD) will be for 2 years as of October 2015 with the possibility of extension.
The Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research (MPIPZ; http://www.mpipz.mpg.de) is one of the world's premier sites committed to research into fundamental processes and training in plant biology. There are four science departments and several independent research groups as well as specialist support, totaling — 400 staff including externally funded positions. The working language is English.
The Max Planck Society is committed to employing more handicapped individuals and especially encourages them to apply. The Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.
Please send your application including CV and name of at least one academic referee as one pdf-file via e-mail to the Departmental Office: