Postdoctoral Researcher - Transcriptome studies on marine invertebrates: Germany
The Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology – Hans Knöll Institute investigates the pathobiology of human-pathogenic fungi and identifies targets for the development of novel natural product-based antibiotics. The independent research group Chemical Biology of Microbe-Host Interactions invites applications for a Post-doctoral Researcher (m/f) for the project “Transcriptome studies of morphogenic processes in the marine hydroid Hydractinia”
Proposed Project Workflow:
- comparative and/or differential transcriptome analysis (RNAseq) of different growth stages of a marine invertebrate
- in silico analysis of signalling cascade underlying the bacterial-induced metamorphosis
- phylogenetic analysis of putative chemoreceptors
- in-situ hybridization to study the local expression levels of receptor candidates
Our requirements: A strong interest in conducting collaborative research on the topic outlined above is paramount. Candidates are expected to be interested in working at the boundaries of several research domains.
- very good theoretical and practical skills in bioinformatics and/or cellular biology of marine invertebrates
- the candidate should embrace working in a young international research team and conducting research that covers multiple biological disciplines
- a PhD degree in Life Sciences, Cell Biology and/or Computational Biology, Bioinformatics. Candidates about to obtain their degree are welcome to apply!
- an integrative and cooperative personality with enthusiasm for actively participating in a lively community of the HKI, the JSMC and ILRS community
- very good communication and writing skills (English)
We offer an international and multi-disciplinary environment. Currently the group consists of ~10 members at different levels of seniority; post-doctoral scientists, PhD students, master students.
Further information: Dr. Christine Beemelmanns | firstname.lastname@example.org
Complete applications in English should include a CV, certificates, transcripts, a brief statement of research experiences and interests and the contact details of two possible referees, and should be submitted via https://jobs.hki-jena.de/jobs/stellenangebote. Final Deadline: January 20, 2019; but applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.