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Postdoctoral Researcher (f/m) in Barley Functional Genomics
Published(134 days ago)
Deadline for applications(117 days ago)
Leibniz-Institut für Pflanzengenetik und Kulturpflanzenforschung (IPK)Seeland-Gatersleben
Conserving – Exploring – Exploiting
The IPK is one of the world’s leading international institutions
in the field of plant genetics and crop science. Its research program and services contribute significantly to conserving, exploring and
exploiting crop diversity. Its research goals are driven by the need to ensure an efficient and sustainable supply of food, energy and
raw materials, thereby addressing a major global ecological challenge.
Postdoctoral Researcher in Barley Functional Genomics (f/m)
The research group Genomics of Genetic Resources (GGR) is seeking a highly motivated postdoc to participate in
a 3 year international collaborative project (IPK Gatersleben, University of Dundee, University of Minnesota / St. Paul) on barley
functional genomics. Based on quantitative transcriptomics and GWAS in a barley diversity collection, we aim at elucidating regulatory
gene networks involved in regulating yield related traits. The work builds on cutting edge genomic resources that were in the focus
of the research group GGR for the past 10 years.
You will execute gene expression analysis by RNAseq in 2 (of 6) tissues in approximately 200 genotypes.
You will be involved in phenotyping of seed, inflorescence and/or tiller traits.
You will perform genome-wide association studies (GWAS) and gene network coexpression analysis.
You are ready to take and lead lab-, field-, and computer tasks.
You fit to us:
You want to work in a world-class research centre with state-of-the-art facilities and scientists from all over the world.
You are highly motivated.
You have the ability to work independently, but also show a strong team spirit.
You want to build a career in science and you have a strong drive to succeed.
Your qualifications and skills:
You have a PhD or equivalent degree in biology, agriculture or any related field.
You have a strong background in cereal genetics and genomics.
You have extensive experience in RNAseq wetlab experiments and data analysis.
You possess advanced knowledge in statistics.
You are well acquainted with the use of R software or equivalent.
You possess solid English skills.
We offer you:
A friendly and productive working atmosphere
An access to an international scientific network in cereal genomics
A project based postdoc position limited to three years starting July 1st, 2018
What you need to know:
For us, your qualifications and strengths count. Therefore, everyone – independent from gender, origin, age, or possible
disability – is welcome. The IPK is striving to increase the proportion of women in sectors where they are underrepresented
and therefore explicitly encourages qualified women to apply. As an institution which has been awarded the Certificate for Career
and Family (“berufundfamilie”), we offer family-friendly working conditions and flexible working hours. The IPK has
set a goal to employ more people with disabilities. Qualified applicants with a disability will be given preference.