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Bioinformatics PhD position with focus on aquatic molecular biodiversity and ecology

A bioinformatics PhD (or PostDoc) position will be available at the end of the year / early next year at the Department of Biodiversity, University of Duisburg-Essen. The focus of the PhD thesis will be on the bioinformatic and statistical analyses of metatranscriptome and amplicon sequencing data from large-scale experiments in aquatic ecosystems with the aim of elucidating multiple stressor impacts on communities and ecosystem functions. The experiments, sampling and molecular work will be a joint effort within the CRC “Multilevel Response to Stressor Increase and Release in Stream Ecosystems” (SFB RESIST).

A master’s degree or equivalent in bioinformatics, ecology, biology or related fields is required as well as knowledge in high throughput sequencing analysis using Python, R and/or Bash scripting under the Linux operating system. Advantageous would be experience with processing of metatranscriptomic, amplicon or metagenomic data by the development of Snakemake workflows.

We are looking for a candidate with experience and interest in further developing her/his skills in bioinformatics and statistical analysis of sequencing data as well as curiosity for questions related to the ecology and function of aquatic microorganisms.

Interested? Contact Dr. Daniela Beisser for further information.

Job offer on UDE website (comming soon…)


PostDoc position in “Data management and integration of ecosystem data”

A PostDoc position will be available at the end of the year / early next year in the groups of Dr. Beißer and Prof. Probst. Your work will focus on data management and data integration to facilitate collaborations and analyses on concerted large-scale experiments and field studies in aquatic ecosystems. As part of the CRC “Multilevel Response to Stressor Increase and Release in Stream Ecosystems” (SFB RESIST) we aim to understand and explain the mechanisms underlying the degradation of and recovery from multiple stressors in stream ecosystems.

The successful candidate (f/m/d) will hold a PhD in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Ecology or similar fields. Knowledge in software development and establishment of web-based platforms using PHP, Python and/or JavaScript is required. Experience with research data management tools and the handling and analysis of large-scale data is desirable. Knowledge in statistical methods as well as profound communication skill in English are expected.

We are looking for a candidate with experience and interest in further developing her/his skills in the management and integration of big data as well as curiosity for questions related to the ecosystem research.

Interested? Contact Dr. Daniela Beisser for further information.

Job offer on UDE website (comming soon…)