Postdoc Position in Cytogenetics (f/m/d)

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Germany,
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 16 Jan 2022

The research group “Experimental Taxonomy ” seeks to define inter-species relationships, track the evolution of traits and understand the influence of geological and ecological factors over species stability and speciation. The research group Chromosome structure and function is interested in the process of chromosome segregation.

To support our teams, we are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral candidate in an interdisciplinary project to analyze karyotype evolution. Karyotype evolution within the genus Crocus (Iridaceae) is shaped by dysploidy chromosome number changes. In extreme cases, the basic chromosome number was reduced from n = 15 to n = 4 within a few million years while doubling genome size at the same time. We aim to unravel the complex chromosome evolution of crocuses, to obtain insights in the role of dysploidy in plant evolution in the framework of a DFG project.

Your tasks:

  • Development and application of crocuses chromosomal landmark markers within three selected species groups (18 taxa) using satellite DNAs, LTRs as well as large low-copy number genes to develop probes for fluorescence in situ hypidization (FISH) from whole genome shotgun data.

You fit to us:

  • … if you are interested in biological questions that are relevant for science and society.
  • … if you are open-minded, active, and strongly motivated.
  • … if you see your future in academic research.
  • … if you like to work in a multidisciplinary and dynamic team.

Your qualifications and skills:

  • You hold a PhD degree in biology or related fields.
  • You have experience in cytogenetics (chromosome preparation, FISH, probe development, RepeatExplorer analysis).
  • Solid English skills are a prerequisite for effective work in our multicultural environment.

We offer you:

  • … an interdisciplinary research environment at the intersection of cytogenetics, phylogenetics and bioinformatics.
  • … a collegial working atmosphere.
  • … a project-based position limited for 36 months – starting by 1 April 2022.
  • … a gross salary up to 100 % E13 TV-L.

If you need further information, feel free to contact Ms. Dörte Harpke Tel.: +49 (0) 39482 5465.

What you need to know:
For us, your qualifications and strengths count. Therefore, everyone – independent of gender, origin, age, or possible disability – is welcome. IPK is striving to increase the proportion of women in sectors where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages qualified women to apply. As an institution which has been awarded the Certificate for Career and Family (“berufundfamilie”), we offer family-friendly working conditions and flexible working hours. 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 complete application (letter of motivation, CV, certificates) as one single pdf-document until 16.01.2022 via online-application (https://www.ipk-gatersleben.de/en/career/job-offers ).If you have questions or require more information, please do contact Ms. Stefanie Dreßler (jobs@ipk-gatersleben.de ). Please indicate the reference number 50/11/21 in your correspondence. Please note that incomplete application documents cannot be considered. Foreign qualifications must carry out an equivalence test in Germany, which is subject to a fee.This must be presented in the event of a later hiring:https://www.kmk.org/zab/central-office-for-foreign-education/statement-of-comparability-for-foreign-higher-education-qualifications.html


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