JOBS



ONE NEW POSITION:
(not part of ICIPS, but involving ICIPS members – Prof. T. Dresselhaus -)

1 Research Associate / Ph.D Position in Maize Epigenetics (DNA methylation dynamics during reproduction)

The Dresselhaus lab seeks a highly motivated PhD student (m/f/d) to work in the field of maize reproductive biology and epigenetics on the dynamics and impact of DNA methylation pattern changes. The position is available from November 1, 2022.

Your tasks:
Within the DFG-ANR-funded German-French collaborative research project “ReproMeth”, the PhD student shall study the methylome of isolated reproductive cell types, generate and analyze CRISPR/Cas mutants as well as GFP-fusion protein reporter lines of already identified candidate genes and study their phenotypes during development and changing environments. For additional information about the project, methodology, research network etc., please contact Prof. Dr. Thomas Dresselhaus (thomas.dresselhaus@ur.de).

Your profile:

• An MSc degree in biology/plant molecular biology or related field;
• Willingness to work a few weeks in France;
• Interest in (epi)genetics, bioinformatics, cell biology, plant biotechnology;
• You take initiative and like to take over responsibilities;
• You are an open person and a team player;
• You have excellent communication skills and speak English fluently.

Our offer:
We offer in addition to an exciting research project;
• A stimulating and supportive international research environment;
• Integration in an international collaborative research network;
• Access to state-of-the art research infrastructure;
• Professional mentoring and attendance of career supporting courses;
• A structured PhD program via our graduate school (RIGeL);
• Living in a beautiful and historic city with a very high life quality.

If you are interested in the position, please submit your application in a single pdf file including a detailed CV and a motivation letter to our Research Coordinator, Dr. Silke Germann-Notka (silke.germann-notka@ur.de).
This call is open until September 10, 2022 (or until the position is filled).



ONE NEW POSITION:
(not part of ICIPS, but involving ICIPS members – Prof. T. Dresselhaus -)

1 Postdoctoral Position (3 years; TV-L E13 salary) in Maize Epigenetics (sncRNA-dependent male sterility during heat stress)

The Dresselhaus lab seeks a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher (m/f/d) to work in the field of maize reproductive biology and epigenetics under heat stress conditions. The position is available from October 1, 2022.

Your tasks:
Within the BMBF-funded research project EPMS, the postdoctoral researcher shall generate and study environment-sensitive sncRNA-dependent RNAi and CRISPR/Cas mutants, analyze target genes and loci during meiosis and pollen development with a focus on mRNA stability and chromatin dynamics.
For additional information about the project, methodology, research network etc., please contact Prof. Dr. Thomas Dresselhaus (thomas.dresselhaus@ur.de).

Your profile:

• A PhD in plant molecular and/or cellular biology or related field;
• At least one first-author original research publication;
• You take initiative and like to take over responsibilities;
• You work independently, but search for cooperations and are a team player;
• You have excellent communication skills and speak English fluently.

Our offer:
We offer in addition to an exciting research project;
• A stimulating and supportive international research environment;
• Integration in an international collaborative research network;
• Access to state-of-the art research infrastructure;
• Professional mentoring and attendance of career supporting courses;
• Possibilities to hire and supervise students at different levels on own projects;
• Living in a beautiful and historic city with a very high life quality.

If you are interested in the position, please submit your application in a single pdf file including a detailed CV, a motivation letter and the names and contact information of two references to our Research Coordinator, Dr. Silke Germann-Notka (silke.germannnotka@ur.de).
This call is open until August 31, 2022 (or until the position is filled).




ONE NEW POSITION:
(not part of ICIPS, but involving ICIPS members – Prof. A. Goesmann & Prof. A. Becker -)

1 Research Associate (TV-H 13; for 3 years) in Bioinformatics

The position is in the third-party funded DFG project: “Evolution of gene networks: The Ranunculales as a model order for evolutionary innovations” (RanOmics) at the Department of Biology and Chemistry (Prof. Dr. Alexander Goesmann).

Your tasks:
– Independent planning and implementation of bioinformatic analyzes in the research project, communication with the project partners as well as the follow-up and inclusion of current scientific developments in this research area.
– Development of automated bioinformatic analysis workflows including common bioinformatic software solutions for genome and transcriptome data from high-throughput sequencing, systems biology interpretation of the scientific results in close cooperation with experts from the project and summary of these in the form of project reports and scientific publications in German and English language.
– Creation of reference genomes and annotations of the eukaryotic genomes relevant to the project.
– Characterization of gene families and implementation and evaluation of comparative co-expression network analyses.
– Development of own innovative software solutions for the bioinformatic tasks presented above.
– Takeover of the project data management Implementation of bioinformatics training courses, e.g. to train the project partners in handling the research data.
– Bioinformatic support in the research project.

Your qualifications:
– University degree in bioinformatics or a comparable subject.
– Comprehensive knowledge in the field of genome and transcriptome research and the bioinformatics tools used in this discipline for the analysis of high-throughput data from modern sequencing technologies.
– Basic understanding of the biological basis for the functional characterization of genome data and their systems-biological interpretation.
– Experience in the field of research data management.
– Proven experience in dealing with workflow systems (e.g. Snakemake, Nextflow) and with Unix/Linux operating systems.
– Extensive practical experience in programming with scripting languages ​​(e.g. Python) and R.
– Experience in the development of web-based user interfaces and data visualization.
– Good analytical skills, independence, sense of responsibility, good verbal and written skills in German and English.
– Solution-oriented and goal-oriented way of working, strong team skills, as well as high competence for comprehensible and structured documentation of the respective processes and processes.
– Ability to communicate, present and discuss complex issues.
– Very good knowledge of English and willingness to publish research results in specialist journals and to present them at international conferences.

Our offer:
– A varied job with flexible working hours.
– Free use of local public transport (LandesTicket Hessen).
– More than 100 seminars, workshops and e-learning offers per year for personal training as well as a wide range of health and sports offers.
– Remuneration according to TV-H, company pension scheme, child allowance and special payments.
– The good compatibility of family and work (certificate “audit family-friendly university”).

If you have any further questions, please contact Prof. Dr. Alexander Goesmann via email (alexander.goesmann@computational.bio.uni-giessen.de).

Apply using our online form by May 12, 2022, stating the reference number 296/08.
We look forward to receiving your application.




TWO NEW POSITIONS:

2 Postdoctoral Positions (each 4 years) in Plant Cell and Developmental Biology

The Dresselhaus lab seeks two highly motivated postdoctoral researchers (m/f/d) to work in the field of maize reproductive biology. The positions (100% TV-L E13 salary) could be extended and offer the possibility to further qualify as independent principal investigators.
Both positions are available immediately.

Position #1 shall investigate the establishment of embryonic stem cell niches in maize within the DFG-funded Research Unit Cereal Stem Cell Systems (CSCS), which consists of 10 different partners.

Position #2 is part of the DFG Research Unit ICIPS (Innovation and Coevolution in Plant Sexual Reproduction) with 7 partners and shall study the evolution of gametophytic communication systems by analyzing RALF and ROS signaling using maize and Physcomitrium as model systems.

For additional information about the projects, methodology, research network etc., please contact Prof. Dr. Thomas Dresselhaus (thomas.dresselhaus@ur.de).

Your profile:
• A PhD in plant molecular and/or cellular biology or related field;
• At least one first-author original research publication;
• You take initiative and like to take over responsibilities;
• You work independently, but search for co-operations and are a team player;
• You have excellent communication skills and speak English fluently.

We offer in addition to an exciting research project:
• A stimulating and supportive international research environment;
• Integration in an international collaborative research network;
• Access to state-of-the art research infrastructure;
• Professional mentoring and attendance of career supporting courses;
• Possibilities to hire and supervise students at different levels on own projects;
• Living in a beautiful and historic city with a very high life quality.

If you are interested in one of the two positions, please submit your application in a single pdf file including a detailed CV, a motivation letter and the names and contact information of two references to our Research Coordinator, Dr. Silke Germann-Notka (silke.germannnotka@ur.de).
This call is open until April 30, 2022 (or until the positions are filled).