Coordination sample and metadata collection for biodiversity genomics (f/m/d)

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Vacancy for the coordination of sample and metadata collection for biodiversity genomics (f/m/d) at LIB in Bonn for 40 months (TV-L E13) as full time position

Project Background

At the Leibniz Institute for the Analysis of Biodiversity Change (LIB), Museum Koenig Bonn, Germany, we seek a scientific coordinator in the EU funded project “Biodiversity Genomics Europe (BGE)” at the Center for Molecular Biodiversity Research for a duration of 40 months (salary according to German salary scale for the public sector TV-L 13, full time 100%).

BGEis a joint project of ERGA (European Reference Genome Atlas ) and BIOSCAN Europe funded by the EU commission. The project has the overarching aim of accelerating the use of genomic science to enhance understanding of biodiversity, monitor biodiversity change, and guide interventions to address its decline.

For questions related to the project and position please contact a.boehne@leibniz-lib.de.

Job description

We are seeking a coordinator for the collection of high-quality samples for whole-genome sequencing and corresponding metadata within the BGE project. Tasks will include coordination, guidance, and oversight of sample acquisition, storage, and transfer for the ERGA branch in BGE under deployment and extension of reproducible standards. This position will facilitate metadata exchange between local data/institutional database and a central repository. Further tasks will be the involvement in species prioritization for genome sequencing and identification of taxonomic experts for target groups and extensive communication and exchange with other project partners.

Start date: 01.09.2022

Your profile

The successful candidate should hold a masters/Phd degree in a relevant area such as biology, genomics, data management or a related field and have a genuine interest in biodiversity genomics. Previous experience with project coordination is expected.

Experience with (meta)data management, database systems, fieldwork coordination, museum collections and international consortia are highly welcome. The successful applicant is a creative, open-minded individual with very good communication skills in English.

Required documents

Cover letter, CV, transcripts of academic records, and contact information for 2 potential referees as a single PDF.

The LIB is a family-friendly institution and an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to increasing the proportion of women in academia. Consequently, we actively encourage applications by women. We also welcome applications from candidates with severe disabilities. Disabled candidates with equivalent qualifications will be preferentially considered.

Please send your application by 03.08.2022 exclusively digitally via our applicant portal www.leibniz-lib.de/karriere .

For organizational reasons, only online applications will be accepted. You can find more information about our facility on the Internet at: www.leibniz-lib.de .


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