[BioC] Job: Bioinformatics Postdoc Position at the IMB, Mainz

Kathi Zarnack zarnack at ebi.ac.uk
Tue Mar 18 13:48:32 CET 2014

*Postdoc in Bioinformatics (#RKPD01)*

The Institute of Molecular Biology gGmbH funded by the Boehringer 
Ingelheim Foundation is recruiting a Postdoc in Bioinformatics (#RKPD01)

The Institute of Molecular Biology gGmbH (IMB) is a Centre of Excellence 
for Life Sciences, funded by the Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation, and 
located within the campus of the Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, 

Applications are invited for a postdoc position in the laboratory of Dr. 
René Ketting. The successful applicant will contribute to 
internationally competitive research in the field of small-RNA biology 
with a particular focus on the effects of small RNAs on chromatin. Our 
group employs genetics and genome-wide techniques such as RNA-seq and 
ChIPseq to unravel the effects of small RNAs in vivo. An important aim 
of the work will be the development and application of bioinformatics 
tools that enable us to discover and decipher small-RNA-mediated 
regulatory mechanisms.

You will:

- Study the mechanisms of small-RNA mediated silencing processes
- Analyse and interpret genome-wide datasets for solving complex 
biological questions
- Work in close cooperation with experimental researchers
- Have access to all IMB core facilities including bioinformatics support
- Collaborate with internal and external partners

Required Qualifications:

- PhD in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Systems Biology or 
related areas
- Experience in analyzing high-throughput genomics datasets such as 
RNA-seq or ChIP-seq,
- General programming skills
- Familiarity with analytic tools such as R or Matlab will be a plus
- General biological background knowledge

We offer:

- A stimulating, diverse and international research environment
- Working as part of a nice and motivated team
- The possibility to work with first-hand state-of-the-art datasets
- Advanced training opportunities

Starting date: 1 Juli 2014 or later

Duration: Initially 2 years; option of further extension.

To apply, please send a single PDF file containing your cover letter 
stating research and career interests, your CV, contact addresses of at 
least two referees and certificates of your degrees to 
personnel at imb-mainz.de.

Informal enquires should be addressed to Dr. René Ketting 
(r.ketting at imb-mainz.de). Applications should be submitted in English 
and state job reference #RKPD01.

Closing date: 30 April 2014

Dr. Kathi Zarnack
Luscombe Group

European Molecular Biology Laboratory
European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI)
Wellcome Trust Genome Campus
Cambridge CB10 1SD
United Kingdom

email zarnack at ebi.ac.uk
tel +44 1223 494 526

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