Conserving – Exploring – ExploitingThe 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 (f/m)
in Developmental Genetics of Cereal Crops
Biologe / Agrarwissenschaftler (w/m)
The culturally diverse, independent HEISENBERG-Research Group "Plant Architecture" is primarily interested in basic research questions concerning how cereal inflorescences, called spikes, develop and how this contributes to yield formation.
Pflanzliche Baupläne / Getreideähren
- Work in a research team to elucidate the molecular mechanisms of spikelet/floret development and spike architecture using the latest genetic, physiological and metabolic approaches in the temperate model crop barley
- Discover, isolate and functionally characterize QTL or genes for spike/spikelet/floret traits in barley
- Use microscopic precision phenotyping of captured images, image analysis and field evaluations for trait quantification and patterning. Handle NGS datasets for RNA-Seq or SNP detection and linkage analysis using R
- Present results in scientific articles and at international conferences
- You are a highly motivated person.
- You can organize your work independently.
- You have previously demonstrated the capacity to master the broad skill set necessary for the successful completion of a research project.
- You can guide and mentor less experienced team members.
- You are a team player.
- You have a PhD or equivalentdegree in biology, agriculture or any related field.
- You have a proven track record and extensive experience with genetic analyses (e.g., Linkage, QTL and GWAS analyses); hands-on experience in phenotyping plants (e.g., cereals) is amust. Experience with molecular, cytological and/or biochemical techniques or R programming is desirable.
- You like microscopy.
- You possess the solid English skills which are necessary to work in our multicultural environment.
- You have published in peer-reviewed journals.
- The opportunity to work in a world-class research centre with state-of-the-art facilities and scientists from all over the world
- A friendly and productive working atmosphere
- An employment, starting as early as July 1st, 2018, limited for 24 months with the possibility of an 18-month extension (total: ~3.5 years) upon positive evaluation
- Gross salary will be up to 100% E13 TV-L
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.
We are looking forward to receiving your online application (http://www.ipk-gatersleben.de/en/job-offers) until April 1st, 2018. If you have questions or require more information, please contact Mrs Jacobi (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please indicate the reference number 18/02/18 in your correspondence.