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The Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology – Hans Knöll Institute – (HKI, www.leibniz-hki.de)
investigates the pathobiology of human-pathogenic fungi and identifies targets for the development of novel natural product-based antibiotics. Research Group Systems Biology and Bioinformatics invites talented and highly gifted candidates to apply for a
Post-Doctoral Researcher (m/f) Metagenomics
in the domain of metagenomics for developing novel therapeutic treatments for human diseases. The position is starting on 1st of January 2019 or soon after for two years initially with a possibility of extension.
The Systems Biology & Bioinformatics (SBI) group of Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology, Hans Knöll Institute Jena, Germany, is seeking one post-doctoral researcher in the domain of metagenomics for developing novel therapeutic treatments for human diseases. SBI is active participant of several national and international collaborative efforts to understand the role of gut microbiome in the onset and progression of metabolic diseases, cancer as well as infectious diseases. The successful candidate is expected to lead bioinformatics projects, develop bioinformatics pipelines and interact closely with wet-lab scientists for discovering microbiome-based therapeutics.
Your profile: 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.
PhD degree in Systems Biology, Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Biophysics or a related discipline.
Documented knowledge and experience in the analysis of biological high-throughput data is a requirement.
Knowledge in statistical methods in the context of biological systems.
Strong experience with programming (Python, Perl, C++, R).
Well-developed collaborative skills.
We offer: The successful candidate will be hosted at the Systems Biology & Bioinformatics (SBI) group of Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology, Hans Knöll Institute. 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 biology can be found here: http://www.leibniz-hki.de/en/systembiologie-und-bioinformatik.html
Salary is paid according to German TV-L (salary agreement for public service employees). As an equal opportunity employer the HKI is committed to increase the percentage of female scientists and therefore especially encourages them to apply.