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Doctoral Researcher (f/m) Systems Biology and Metagenomics
Leibniz-Institut für Naturstoff-Forschung und Infektionsbiologie e. V. Hans-Knöll-Institut (HKI)
The Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology - Hans Knöll Institute -
investigates the pathobiology of human-pathogenic fungi and identifies targets for the development of novel natural product-based antibiotics.
The Research Group Systems Biology and Bioinformatics invites applications for a
(Systems Biology and Metagenomics) for three years initially.
The Systems Biology and Bioinformatics group participates in several high profile international consortia for modelling the association of
human microbial communities and disease development. The disease spectrum that we currently focus on includes infectious diseases, obesity,
diabetes, cancer and atherosclerosis. We are trying to reveal the microbial compositions of the fecal microbiota that predicts subjects at
disease risk and suggest microbiome-based therapeutic interventions to reduce the risk. The group has previously developed in house pipelines
for the independent analysis of metagenomic, metatranscriptomic and stool metabolomic data, which are now further revised and upgraded to
accommodate combined analysis for a large number of multi-meta-omic samples. We expect that the new Doctoral researcher will develop the
protocols, approaches, and fundamental research needed for advancing our understanding in microbial ecology, with direct implications on
biodiversity and human health.
A strong interest in conducting collaborative research on the topic outlined above is paramount. Candidates are expected to be interested in working at the boundaries of several research domains.
Master’s degree (for PhD candidates) in Systems Biology, Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Biophysics or a related discipline.
Knowledge in statistical methods in the context of biological systems.
Experience with programming (Python, Perl, C++, R).
The successful candidates will be hosted at the Systems Biology & Bioinformatics (SBI) group of Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection
Biology, Hans Knoell Institute, Jena, Germany, and directly supervised by the Head of the SBI group. We offer an international and multi-disciplinary environment
with the required qualifications and a strong expertise in the proposed research field. Currently the group consists of ~15 members at different levels of
seniority (Post-Doctoral Scientists, PhD students, Master students, Scientific co-workers). More information for the research output of the group in the
field of systems microbiome biology can be found here: http://www.leibniz-hki.de/en/sbi-staff-details.html?member=865
Salary is paid according to German TV-L (salary agreement for public service employees). The HKI is committed to increase the percentage of female scientists and therefore especially encourages them to apply.
Gianni Panagiotou | +49 3641 532 1789 | firstname.lastname@example.orgApplications
Complete applications in English should include a CV, certificates, transcripts, a brief statement of research experiences and interests
and the contact details of two possible referees, and should be submitted by September 15, 2017 via