Research Associate (Postdoc or PhD position, m/f/d) 100% or 50% EG 13 TV-L The Department of Molecular Botany (190a) is a newly formed research group focusing on the chemical and molecular ecology of plant-insect interactions. To support research and teaching in the field, we are looking for a highly motivated research assistant (from June 1st, 2021, for a period of three years).

Central tasks: Participation in research projects (conducting experiments, sample preparation, chemical and molecular analyses, as well as their evaluation and documentation) and in teaching (co-supervision of bachelor’s and master’s modules of the FG as well as student projects)

Qualification requirements: We seek either for a doctorate who has very well trained skills in teaching, supervision and implementation of scientific research work and its publication and who is largely familiar with the broad spectrum of scientific methods used in our lab. Alternatively, we are looking for candidates who can and want to qualify in the aforementioned respect within our field.

A great interest in chemical and molecular ecology as well as a master’s degree or diploma in biology, environmental sciences or a related subject is preconditioned. Experience with ecological experiments as well as knowledge in data analysis and statistics are required. Ideally, candidates are familiar with multivariate statistics (e.g. using R!), chemical analysis techniques (e.g. HPLC-DAD, LC-MS, GC-MS) and molecular methods (e.g. qPCR, CRISPR/Cas). We expect you to work independently, be able to work in a team and to have very good written and spoken English skills.

Please attach the following documents to your application: To apply, please provide (i) a letter of motivation including a statement of your research interest and research experience, (ii) a CV including publication list, (iii) copies of your degrees and (iv) names and contact details of two referees willing to write confidential letters of recommendation. With equal qualifications, preference will be given to candidates with disabilities.

The University of Hohenheim seeks to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching and strongly encourages qualified female scientists to apply. Full-time positions can be split if there are no urgent business reasons that speak against it. Please send your application as a single PDF file to Prof. Dr. Anke Steppuhn via The University of Hohenheim accepts applications via a secure internet site. To the application

Application deadline : 05.08.2022

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