PhD Student of Chromosome Biology (f/m)

The research group Chromosome Structure and Function studies chromosomes in interphase nuclei and dividing cells of model plants and cereal crops like Arabidopsis and barley, respectively, to understand the organization and function of chromatin during the cell cycle.


Your tasks:
• You will study three-dimensional organization of chromatin across the cell cycle using chromosome conformation capture sequencing and super-resolution microscopy
• You will prepare oligo-FISH probes to analyse the 3D organization of chromatin in interphase nuclei and metaphase chromosomes at the nanoscopic level.
• You will work in a German-Czech project together with specialists of flow-cytometry, Hi-C techniques, and bioinformatics.
• Your will present your results in scientific articles and at international conferences.


Your qualifications and skills:
• You have a master’s degree in molecular biology, biochemistry, or related fields.
• You possess knowledge of molecular, cytological and/or biochemical techniques. Experience working with plants (e.g., cereals, barley) is desired.
• You have a strong molecular-cytogenetic background.
• You have solid English skills, which is a prerequisite for effective work in our multicultural environment.

You fit to us:
• If you are a bright, highly motivated and enthusiastic person.
• If you are interested in chromosome research and microscopy and see your future in academic research.
• You have the ability to work independently, as well as part of a team.

We offer you:
• The opportunity to work in a modern research centre with state-of-the-art facilities.
• An interdisciplinary research environment at the intersection of life sciences, bioinformatics, and microscopy/nanoscopy.
• A project-based position limited to 36 months.
• A gross salary of 65% of up to E-13 TVL.

If you need further information, feel free to contact PD Dr. Veit Schubert (schubertv@ipk-gatersleben.de).

What you need to know:
For us, your qualifications and strengths count. Therefore, everyone – independent from gender, origin, age, or possible disability – is welcome. The 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. The 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 online-application (http://www.ipk-gatersleben.de/en/job-offers/).
If you have questions or require more information, please do contact Ms. Jacobi (jobs@ipk-gatersleben.de). Please indicate the reference number 06/01/18 in your correspondence

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Scientist (PhD Student) in Image Analysis

The Image Analysis group of the Molecular Genetics department at IPK Gatersleben deals with the development of computational methods for derivation of quantitative traits of crop plants from multimodal and multidimensional image data acquired in high-throughput with multispectral 2D and 3D camera systems. To support our team, we are currently looking for a qualified researcher (PhD Student).


Your tasks:
• You will develop software solutions for processing and analysis of multimodal and multidimensional image data from high-throughput plant phenotyping experiments such as time-series of multispectral 2D and 3D images.
• You will communicate with internal and external cooperation partners.
• You will present results at scientific meetings and write journal articles.

Your qualifications and skills:
• You have a degree in informatics, mathematics, physics or similar educational background.
• You have good programming skills in one or more scientific programming languages (i.e., Matlab/Octave, Java, C/C++, Phyton, shell).
• You have experience working with signal/image processing, computer vision, spatial-temporal modeling and/or machine learning applications.
• Previous experience in plant image analysis or modelling is a plus.

You fit to us:
• You are a passionate software developer.
• You like to work in a team and to reach goals together.
• You like to work in an interdisciplinary environment on the boundary between computer and biological sciences.

We offer you:
• A cutting edge interdisciplinary research environment.
• Collegial working atmosphere.
• An employment limited for 36months.
• Gross salary will be up to E13 TV-L.

If you need further information, feel free to contact Dr. Evgeny Gladilin (gladilin@ipk-gatersleben.de).

What you need to know:
For us, your qualifications and strengths count. Therefore, everyone – independent from gender, origin, age, or possible disability – is welcome. The 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. The 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 online-application (http://www.ipk-gatersleben.de/en/job-offers/).
If you have questions or require more information, please do contact Ms. Jacobi (jobs@ipk-gatersleben.de). Please indicate the reference number 64/12/17 in your correspondence.

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PhD positions in the research group "Economics and Institutions of the Bioeconomy"

The Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO) in Halle (Saale), offers two PhD positions in the research group "Economics and Institutions of the Bioeconomy".

Application deadline: January 15, 2018
Starting date: preferably March 1, 2018, or earlier
Position: 50% at the E13 TV-L level (German public services scheme)
Duration: 36 months
Work place: IAMO, Halle (Saale), Germany

The research group "Economics and Institutions of the Bioeconomy" has been established by the ScienceCampus Halle Plant-based Bioeconomy to develop an internationally recognized research agenda on economic and institutional challenges of the plant-based bioeconomy.

The selected candidates will be affiliated with IAMO and perform research resulting in a PhD.

PhD position #1: "Institutional disruptions"
The position will be filled by a candidate with a degree in Economics or a related field and profound knowledge/strong interest in experimental analysis. Her/his main activities will include development of alternative scenarios of innovation adoption in plant-based industries. The scenario-based analysis will be aimed at identifying possible disruptions in the established models of production and management and assessing their implications.

We expect:

  • Interest in simulation-based approaches;
  • High personal commitment to research;
  • Proficiency in oral and written English and at least conversational skills in German;
  • Intensive scientific co-operation inside and outside IAMO;
  • Strong communication and team work skills, willingness for solution-oriented acting.


PhD Position #2: "Societal disruptions"

The PhD candidate, majoring in Economics, Sociology or a related field and preferably with experi-ence in empirical research methods, will study how the development of the innovation-driven bioeconomy affects society and reshapes its norms and expectations. He/she will develop case studies and conduct an empirical analysis of social implications of the bioeconomy, such as the translation of knowledge-based efficiency gains into risk and cost shifting, awareness, acceptability and democratization of technology-related risks, the emergence of organized (ir)responsibility etc.

We expect:

  • Interest in case study research, survey-based methods, quantitative and qualitative analyses;
  • Interest in designing and conducting stakeholder workshops;
  • High personal commitment to research;
  • Proficiency in oral and written English; knowledge of German, Russian or Spanish is desirable but not mandatory;
  • Intensive scientific co-operation inside and outside IAMO
  • Strong communication and team work skills, willingness for solution-oriented acting.


We offer

  • Outstanding research and qualification opportunities in an international and multidisciplinary environment;
  • Working in an interdisciplinary team of the “ScienceCampus Halle”;
  • Participation in the German Doctoral Certificate Programme in Agricultural Economics with teaching in English language;
  • Support by qualified colleagues to data collection, data analysis, and thesis write-up;
  • Assistance in preparation of publication for peer-reviewed journals;
  • Participation in advanced training programs;
  • Family-friendly working conditions.

The successful candidates will become members of the IAMO Graduate School and apply for a doc-torate degree from the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg.

Application
E-mail applications containing the following documents (in English language) should be submitted as one pdf-file to Dr. Lioudmila Chatalova (chatalova(at)iamo.de):

  1. Letter of motivation (up to 1 page);
  2. Curriculum vita;
  3. Research concept with suggestions of objectives and methodology (up to 2 pages);
  4. Electronic copies of all relevant transcripts and certificates of master or equivalent courses, English language certificates (or an equivalent proof);
  5. Names and contact information of two academic referees.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.

About us
The ScienceCampus Halle plant-based bioeconomy was founded in close collaboration between the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg and its neighboring Leibniz Institutes to establish an inter- and transdisciplinary research center focusing on the plant-based bioeconomy. In particular, it aims to bridge the relevant disciplines from molecular to societal levels.

IAMO is a public research institute that pursues basic and applied research in the field of agricultural economics. It offers an excellent infrastructure and a stimulating research envi-ronment in an international, ambitious, and multidisciplinary team. IAMO is a member of the Leibniz Association, a German network of non-university research institutes.

Equality of opportunity is part of our personnel policy. Female researchers are strongly encouraged to apply. Disabled applicants with adequate qualification will be preferentially considered.

Contact
Dr. Lioudmila Chatalova
Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO)
Theodor-Lieser-St. 2, 06120 Halle (Saale), Germany
E-mail: chatalova(at)iamo.de
www.iamo.de

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Postdoctoral Researcher Gene Editing

A postdoctoral position is available at the Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry in Halle Germany, in the group of Dr. Sylvestre Marillonnet. The goal of the project is to develop technologies for gene editing in plants using TALE nucleases and new plant breeding methods. The 2 year position is available from January 2018.

The Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry is a governmental research institute located on the Weinberg Campus of the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg. The institute offers

  • essential infrastructure from the existing programs in stress and developmental biology (Dierk Scheel), molecular signal processing (Steffen Abel), bioorganic chemistry (Ludger Wessjohann), and cell and metabolic biology (Alain Tissier),
  • state of the art technology for analytical, synthetic and structural chemistry, proteomics, metabolic profiling, biochemistry and molecular and cell biology,
  • an energetic working environment with a multidisciplinary approach to natural product, molecular interaction, plant microbe interaction and gene function analyses.

The Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry is an affirmative action employer. Payment is according to local regulations TV-L.

Further information can be found under http://www.ipb-halle.de or obtained by contacting Sylvestre Marillonnet (email: smarillo@ipb-halle.de, phone: +49-345-5582-1536).

 

Applicants with appropriate expertise and a proven publication record should submit their CV and publication list stating registration number 8/2017, together with a short sketch of their research interests, and the names of two academic referees to

 

Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry

AG Personal

Kerstin Balkenhohl

Weinberg 3

D-06120 Halle or

bewerbungen@ipb-halle.de

 

Closing date for applications is 27.11.2017.

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