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Oferta de trabajo en Bioinformática
miércoles, 23 de noviembre de 2016

Zentrale Universitätsverwaltung
Abteilung 3 – Personal
Halle (Saale), 17.10.2016

External Job Announcement
Reg.-Nr.: 4-10098/16-D
The German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) is one of four National Research Centres funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). It is located in the city of Leipzig and jointly hosted by the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU), the Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU), the University of Leipzig (UL), and the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ). It is supported by the Max Planck Society, the Leibniz Association, the Klaus Tschira Foundation, and the Free State of Saxony. Its central mission is to promote theory-driven synthesis and data-driven theory in this emerging field. The concept of iDiv encompasses the detection of biodiversity, understanding its emergence, exploring its consequences for ecosystem functions and services, and developing strategies to safeguard biodiversity under global change. The Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, in cooperation with iDiv, offers the following position starting as soon as possible and limited until September 30th 2020, salary Entgeltgruppe 14 TV-L:

Head of the Bioinformatics Unit
Fulltime: 100 %, iDiv Leipzig
The salary will be determined up to pay grade 14 TV-L depending on the assigned tasks and personal qualifications.
Embedded in this active research environment, the Bioinformatics Unit (BIU) is a central hub and fundamentally important for research projects at iDiv. Many research groups of iDiv need bioinformatics expertise for their highly diverse research tasks. The duty of the BIU is to support iDiv research groups with their computational expertise, for example by developing new algorithms for genomics, metagenomics, or metabolomics datasets. One of the main tasks of the head and the two postdocs of the BIU is to consult the family of diverse researchers at iDiv and to collaborate with them to ensure a professional analysis of their data so that their scientific questions are addressed in a statistically and algorithmically sound manner. Furthermore, the head and the postdocs of the BIU will design and provide courses and workshops on bioinformatics within yDiv, the graduate programme at iDiv. Last, but not least, the BIU is to coordinate the computational work of iDiv with the Biodiversity Informatics Unit (BDU) and sDiv, the synthesis centre for biodiversity sciences at iDiv.

We expect / requirements:
• a PhD in bioinformatics or a related discipline such as computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, or biology
• profound knowledge of and expertise in bioinformatics and NGS data analysis
• expertise in computational genomics and transcriptomics, metagenomics and metatranscriptomics, population genomics, phylogenomics, epigenomics, or metabolomics
• expertise in the statistical analysis of high-throughput data, machine learning, and high-performance computing
• an excellent publication record in one or several of these areas
• to be a team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• experience with group leading and project management
• a high standard of spoken and written English
• creativity, enthusiasm, endurance, and an open mind for interdisciplinary science

We offer
• a modern, international, and interdisciplinary environment of high scientific standard
• a responsible, interesting, and versatile position in a vibrant research institute
• a creative participation in a „think tank“ that will help to shape the future of integrative biodiversity research

The Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg as well as iDiv promote a research environment free of gender bias and, thus, aim to incorporate gender equality as a horizontal issue following the gender mainstreaming strategy. The Martin Luther University Halle- Wittenberg plans to increase the share of women in leading positions in science and research. We therefore strongly encourage women to apply. Given equal qualification, applicants with handicaps will be preferred. Mode and conditions for the employment follow the federal legislation of the State of Saxony-Anhalt.

Applications should be sent by 14. November 2016 as single PDF file referring to the job reference number 4-10098/16-D and include (a) a letter of interest, (b) a brief overview of the skills and experiences of the candidate related to the job requirements (1 page), (c) a curriculum vitae, (d) a complete publication list, (e) certificates, and (f) the names and email addresses of two individuals who could provide an evaluation of the candidate upon request.

Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg,Institute of Computer Science, Herrn Prof. Dr. Ivo Grosse,Von-Seckendorff-Platz 1, 06120 Halle, Germany, E-Mail: Esta dirección de correo electrónico está protegida contra los robots de spam, necesita tener Javascript activado para poder verla
The position is offered with reservation of possible budgetary restrictions. Application portfolios will not be returned, and application costs will not be reimbursed.