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Senior Scientist / Group Leader (f/m) - Plant Bioinformatics
Forschungszentrum Jülich pursues cutting-edge interdisciplinary research on the pressing issues of our time. It helps to solve the grand challenges facing society in the fields of energy and environment as well as information and the brain. With more than 5,700 employees, Jülich – a member of the Helmholtz Association – is one of the large interdisciplinary research centres in Europe.
The Institute of Bio- and Geosciences – Institute: Plant Science (IBG - 2) focusses on the dynamics of plant processes and their interaction with dynamic changes in the environment. The IBG-2 has a leading role both nationally and internationally in the quantitative and non-invasive detection of structural and functional properties of plants.
Within the IBG-2 the bioinformatics group focuses on the establishment of database resources for omics and phenotyping data, machine learning and the analysis of high throughput data.
In order to further improve these resources we are looking to recruit a
Senior Scientist / Group Leader (m/f) –
(co) leading a team and interaction with experimental plant scientists
improvement of plant functional annotations and databases
integration of omics, breeding and phenotyping high throughput data and embedding this into the German network for bioinformatics
application of machine learning and/or network approaches to the analysis of plant omics data
publications in international journals and travel to international conferences
acquisition of third party funded projects
co-supervision of PhD candidates and students
participation and Organization of workshop
communication to our partners in research and companies
an university degree and doctorate in bioinformatics, computer science, biology/biochemistry or similar
experience in applied bioinformatics
experience with the analysis and integration of high throughput data such as NGS, metabolite profiling and phenomics data
proficiency in Java and SQL is strongly suggested, proficiency in R and Perl/Python are considered a plus
experience with administrating and building IT resources
good record in publishing data in scientific journals and writing of project reports
work experience abroad is of advantage and experience in an international and interdisciplinary teams incl. good English language skills
experience with acquisition and administration of third party funds
established contacts into the scientific community
good communication skills
leadership experience are desirable
international, interdisciplinary working environment on an attractive research campus, ideally situated between the cities of Cologne, Düsseldorf, and Aachen
opportunity to work in interdisciplinary and international team
support of professional development by participation in specific training
programs and national and international conferences, as necessary
the duration of the appointment will be three years with the option for prolongation and/or a permanent contract
full-time position with the option of slightly reduced working hours
Salary and social benefits in conformity with the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Civil Service (TVöD)
Forschungszentrum Jülich aims to employ more women in this area and therefore particulary welcomes applications from women.
We also welcome applications from disabled persons.
We look forward to receiving your application, preferably via our online recruitment system until November 17, 2016 quoting the reference number 2016-216.
Tel.: 02461 61-9700
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