Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Job Vacancy: PhD position Bioinformatics / Metabolomics

The Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry (IPB) is an international research institute located on the Weinberg-campus in Halle and provides state-of-the-art facilities for research in bioinformatics, metabolomics and plant biochemistry.

The research group “Bioinformatics and Mass Spectrometry” in the department of Stress- and Developmental Biology at the Leibniz-Institute of Plant Biochemistry (IPB) is seeking applications by highly motivated candidates for a position as Research assistant (PhD student Bioinformatics / Metabolomics).

in the context of the Leibniz project „DiSeMiNation“ on mangrove systems to contribute to global conservation. The focus of the position will be to analyse mass spectrometry data on the biotic composition of mangrove systems, adapt methods for creation of current and historic metabolite profiles from sediment samples and to adapt methods for metabolite annotation to Pyrolysis GC/MS data.

You should hold a degree in bioinformatics or computer science, with experience in algorithm and software engineering and statistics. You are able to program in the statistics framework R, and have worked in Java. Knowledge in metabolomics would be an advantage.

The position is limited to 3 years, and available from April 1st, 2017. Payment is according to local regulations TV-L. Further information is available from the IPB job opportunities page .