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Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK)

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.

Research Group Leader - Biotic Stress Genomics (f/m)

Breeding plays a key role in achieving global food security in the context of an increasing global population. Scientists in the department of Breeding Research are aiming to generate insights and develop innovative approaches to allow the genetic diversity of crop plants to be better exploited as a way of achieving future breeding goals. The research group of Biotic Stress Genomics should focus on functional genomic approaches for durable resistance of crops (preference wheat and/or barley) by applying for instance automated disease phenotyping, gene silencing, transcript profiling, allele mining, or population genetic approaches.

Your tasks:
  • You carry out independent and internationally visible research.
  • You instruct and guide the members of your research group.
  • You raise third party research funding.
  • You are involved in and support institute- and department-wide research initiatives.
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 competent in co-worker supervision.
  • You have experience in interdisciplinary interaction and co-operation.
  • You have demonstrated fundraising skills.
Your qualifications and skills:
  • You are a highly qualified scientist with an excellent scientific track record.
  • You hold a PhD and you have at least two years of postdoctoral experience.
  • You have demonstrated your reputation in the mentioned fields of research by publications and conference contributions.
We offer you:
  • A friendly and productive working atmosphere
  • A position available immediately for a period up to five years, with option of conversion to long-term status depending on qualifications and upon positive evaluation.
  • A gross salary up to E14 TV-L.
If you need further information on the position, please feel free to contact Prof. Dr. Jochen C. Reif (reif@ipk-gatersleben.de) directly Tel.: +49 (0) 34982 5840.

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.

Your application:
We are looking forward to receive your online-application (http://www.ipk-gatersleben.de/en/job-offers/) until 20th May 2018. If you have questions or require more information, please do contact Ms. Jacobi (jobs@ipk-gatersleben.de).
Please indicate the reference number 37/04/18 in your correspondence.

Closing date: 20.05.2018
Closing date: 20 May 2018 Published on academics.com on date 4 May 2018
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