Postdoc Bioinformatics / (Pro-)phage genomics

Country: Germany;

City: Jülich

Vacancy added: 17.01.2019

Employer: Forschungszentrum Jülich

Vacancy type: PostDoc vacancy;

Resumes due: 12.02.2019


As a member of the Helmholtz Association, Forschungszentrum Jülich makes an effective contribution to solving major challenges facing society in the fields of information, energy, and bioeconomy. It focuses on varied tasks in the area of research management and utilizes large, often unique, scientific infrastructure. Come and work with around 5.900 colleagues across a range of topics and disciplines at one of Europe's largest research centres.

The Institute of Bio- and Geosciences (IBG 1) performs research in the field of molecular and applied microbiology. Major topic is the development of bacteria as biocatalysts for production of industrially or pharmaceutically relevant products from renewable carbon sources.

he successful candidate will work in an ERC funded project (ERC starting grant “Pro_Phage”) and will be part a Helmholtz research group located at the Institute of Bio- and Geosciences – Biotechnology (IBG-1) of the Forschungszentrum Jülich. Current projects of the group focus on phage-host regulatory interaction and the integration of prophage elements in host networks.

We are looking to recruit a

Postdoc Bioinformatics / (Pro-)phage genomics (f/m/d)

Your Job:

  • comparative phage and prophage genomics to study genome evolution and (pro-)phage-host interaction
  • Involvement in the integrative analysis on large genomic datasets which are generated using state-of-the-art sequencing techniques (RNA-Seq, ChIP-Seq)
  • cooperation with experimentalists to validate and address resulting findings

Your Profile:

  • PhD or equivalent in bioinformatics, microbiology, data sciences, genomics, engineering, or related fields
  • good understanding of molecular and microbiology
  • strong programming skills in at least one scripting language (Python, Perl etc.) and R
  • previous experience in working with large-scale biological data sets, NGS data etc. is a strong plus
  • candidates should have a high motivation to succeed in science but it is also crucial that they are kind, efficient and reliable team players
  • strong English writing and communication skills

Our Offer:

  • exciting working environment on an attractive research campus with excellent infrastructure, located between the cities of Cologne, Düsseldorf and Aachen
  • international and interdisciplinary working atmosphere
  • a comprehensive further training programme
  • flexible working hours and various opportunities to reconcile work and private life
  • limited for 2,5 years
  • salary and social benefits in conformity with the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Civil Service (TVöD)

We also welcome applications from disabled persons.

We look forward to receiving your application, preferably via our online recruitment system on our career site until 12.02.2019, quoting the reference number 2019-018.

Questions about the vacancy?
Contact us by mentioning the reference
number 2019-018: career@fz-jü
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