Job advertisement

Vacancy ID: 158/2023
Closing date: 2023-06-15


Friedrich Schiller University is a traditional university with a strong research profile rooted in the heart of Germany. As a university covering all disciplines, it offers a wide range of subjects. Its research is focused on the areas Light—Life—Liberty. It is closely networked with non-research institutions, research companies and renowned cultural institutions. With around 18,000 students and more than 8,600 employees, the university plays a major role in shaping Jena’s character as a cosmopolitan and future-oriented city.

The Institute for Computer Science, Department for Bioinformatics/High-Throughput Analysis of the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena seeks to fill the position of a

Research Associate (PhD position)
for molecular biology

For our team we are looking for employees who are interested in virome research.
The focus will be on working with different samples in the laboratory. This will be complemented by bioinformatics analysis with guidance iand support of our teams. We work on a wide range of projects from medicine to synthetic biology. We are affiliated with the Friedrich Schiller University Jena and located at the Leibniz Institute for Aging Research - Fritz Lipmann Institute (FLI). The FLI houses numerous state-of-the-art core facilities for genomics, proteomics, imaging and various other applications. In addition, we are part of the Department of RNA Bioinformatics and High Throughput Sequencing Analysis, one of the world's leading computational research groups for RNA biology.

Your responsibilities:

    • Extraction of viromes from different samples
    • Protocol development
    • Bioinformatic analysis of the data
    • Work on own scientific qualification project, doctorate

Your profile:

    • Successfully completed Master's degree with a strong background in molecular biology and/or biochemistry.
    • Experience in DNA/RNA extraction as well as sequencing technology is an advantage
    • Communication skills in written and spoken English are essential
    • Team spirit, interest in multidisciplinary projects

We offer:

    • The collaboration in diverse experimental and theoretical research with a strong interdisciplinary character at the interface of bioinformatics and molecular biology. Working in national and international networks with universities and research institutions.
    • State-of-the-art laboratories and excellent working environment.
    • An interesting activity at an international level/participation in international conferences.
    • Participate in Graduate Academy training for doctoral students.
    • Remuneration in accordance with the provisions of the Agreement for the Public Service of the Federal States (TV-L) in line with personal requirements according to pay group 13, including a collectively agreed annual special payment.

The advertised position is limited for an initial period of 3 years.

It is a part-time position with an initial scope of 50% (20 hours per week), an increase of the scope up to 75% is intended.

Severely disabled persons will be given preferential consideration in the event of equal suitability, ability and professional qualification.

Have we aroused your interest? Then send your meaningful, written application, preferably by e-mail (a PDF file), stating the registration number 158/2023 by 15.06.2023

Prof. Manja Marz
Bioinformatics/High-Throughput Analysis
Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Leutragraben 1
07743 Jena
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