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Job Description

Goethe-University Frankfurt, Department of Biological Sciences (Institute of Ecology, Evolution and Diversity) invites applications for the full-time position of a


(TvH E13)

The position is available from 1st of January 2013 to 31st of December 2015.

We are seeking an individual whose research will be adding significantly to the LOEWE excellence cluster “Integrative Fungal Research”. The cluster has recently been funded, and includes researchers in mycology at four universities in Germany and the Senckenberg Society. The aim of the cluster is to synergistically tie together the basic research areas of biodiversity research, molecular genetics, and genomics with translational research in biochemistry and biotechnology. Thus, the research cluster offers an ideal environment for scientific development and profiling.

The successful applicant will be responsible for transcriptome and genome analyses of fungi and oomycetes, and the establishment of a project database and genome browsers. Apart from contributing bioinformatics service for the LOEWE excellence cluster, the successful applicant will be given the opportunity to develop an own research program in the area of computational genetics and genomics.

The applicant should hold a Ph.D. in biology or bioinformatics (or have significant post-graduate work experience at research institutions or at companies), and have a strong background in transcriptome and genome analyses. He or she is expected to interact closely with other researchers of the excellence cluster. We expect a solid publication record, good written and oral communication skills in English. The willingness to write research proposals is beneficial. Experiences in acquiring extramural funding are a plus. Salary and benefits are according to TvH E13.

If interested, please contact Prof. Dr. Helge Bode ( and Prof. Dr. Marco Thines ( and submit your application including a cover letter, CV, statement of research achievements, certificates (PhD, MSc, BSc, or similar), and the names of three scientists who could provide references. Applications should be submitted as a single PDF file.

Review of applications will start on the 20th of November 2012.

Contact:      Prof. Marco Thines / Prof. Helge Bode
Goethe University Frankfurt
Frankfurt am Main, Hessen 60325

Deadline: Contact employer