Reference Number 65/09/22: The research group Genomics of Genetic Resources (GGR) is looking for a research associate (non-tenured) in the area of cereal genomics. Our research focus is on small grain cereal genome analysis including aspects of structural, comparative and epigenomics mainly in the context of pan-genome datasets of several domesticated and wild small grain cereal species. Our group is part of the IPK Genebank Department, hence we take advantage on the vast crop diversity represented in IPK`s genebank.

Your tasks:

  • conduct research in cereal genomics and related areas
  • present and publish your research
  • support to the project management of the team
  • opportunities to develop your own research profile
  • contribute to the supervision of technical staff and students.
  • contribute to teaching at the master`s level

Your qualifications and skills:

  • You have a PhD in Biology or equivalent and are in the postdoctoral phase within 6 years of having completed your PhD.
  • You have a strong background in biology, molecular genetics and genomics.
  • You have excellent molecular biology wet-lab experience.
  • You are capable of command-line bioinformatics applications in genetics and genomics.
  • Experience with R and Linux in a cluster environment are desirable.

You fit in with us if:

  • you are passionate about biology, especially plants.
  • you are ready to take the next step in your career.
  • you are self-motivated and -organized.
  • you are a team player.

We offer you:

  • A full-time position 40-hours per week.
  • A limited contract according to the maximum fixed-term limit pursuant to WissZeitVG §2 (1) starting as soon as possible
  • A gross salary up to 100% E13 TV-L.
  • State-of-the-art molecular biology and NGS lab.
  • Access to first class infrastructure in phenomics, cell biology, microscopy, bioinformatics, field and greenhouse.
  • Large scientific network.

If you need further information, feel free to contact Prof. Dr. Nils Stein Tel.: +49 (0)39482 5522.

What you need to know:

For us, your qualifications and strengths count. Therefore, everyone is welcome – independent from gender, origin, age, or disability. The IPK is striving to increase the proportion of women in sectors where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages qualified women to apply. Our institute has been certified for Career and Family (“berufundfamilie”), and 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 until 13.11.2022. If you have questions or require more information, please do contact Kerstin Schweigert( Please indicate the reference number 65/09/22 in your correspondence.

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