Institution: Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Sciences, Department of Biology, Institute of Cell and Systems Biology of Animals
Salary level: EGR. 13 TV-L
Start date: as soon as possible, fixed for a period of two years
Application deadline: 2022-10-18
Scope of work: full-time position suitable for part-time
In the period 01.10.2022-31.03.2023 duties primarily include teaching and research. In the period 01.04.2023-30.09.2024 duties include academic services in the project named above.
Research associates may also pursue independent research and further academic qualifications.
The research assosiate will be a member of the DFG funded Research Training Group 2530 (Biota-mediated effects on Carbon cycling in Estuaries) and the adjoining DFG funded Sequencing Project. We will unravel the main microbiome pathways in the sediment’s samples along the salinity gradient, the plant rhizospheres and the free water samples. The postdoc researcher will coordinate the main sequencing data analysis of the involved five PhD students and will combine the generated sequencing data (microbiome composition, microbiomal RNA-Seq, whole genome sequencing), support the PhD students in the annotation and identification of prevailing biota and pathways and support the statistical analysis and data intergration. Additionally, the objectives of the postdoc researcher will be to combine the above data of the estuary microbiome composition, the meta-transcriptomes and genomes of each project into major overlapping pathways that are affected by the salinity gradient, seasons and tides, using existing bioinformatics tools. We expect the research associate to add his expertise in statistical analysis and modelling of the generated data and the effects on the Carbon cycling in the Elbe estuary.
Teaching duty of 4 teaching hours in the period from 01.10.2022-31.03.2023.
A university degree in a relevant field plus doctorate.
University degree (PhD, Dr rer nat) in bioinformatics, informatics, biology or a relevant field. The applicant should have sound knowledge and experience in the methods of next generation sequencing techniques and their statistical analysis and annotation. Experience in microbiome amplicon analysis, de novo assembly and analysis of microbiamal RNA-Seq data and complex shotgun sequencing analysis is desirable. Team spirit, the ability of scientific writing and good communication skills are required. Good oral and written English skills are necessary.
Reliable remuneration based on wage agreements
Continuing education opportunities
Flexible working hours
Work-life balance opportunities
Reduced rates available for a HVV-Proficard (transit pass) and much more
30 days of vacation per annum
As a University of Excellence, Universität Hamburg is one of the strongest research universities in Germany. As a flagship university in the greater Hamburg region, it nurtures innovative, cooperative contacts to partners within and outside academia. It also provides and promotes sustainable education, knowledge, and knowledge exchange locally, nationally, and internationally.
Severely disabled and disabled applicants with the same status will receive preference over equally qualified non-disabled applicants.
Dr. Andrej Fabrizius
+49 40 42838-5646
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Streit
+49 40 42816-463/461
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