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PostDoc / Scientist for meta-omics analyses of microbial consortia (m/f/d)

  • Compositional analysis and monitoring of constructed bacterial consortia and enrichment cultures based on amplicon sequencing data
  • Whole genome sequencing of bacterial consortia, reconstruction of metagenome-assembled genomes and functional annotation, genome analysis of single strains
  • Establish and apply workflows and analysis pipelines for Oxford Nanopore sequencing (MinION) and hybrid assembly with Illumina sequencing data
  • Functional genomics and activity tracking of bacterial strains and consortia by (meta)proteome analysis
  • Data management
  • Supervision and instruction of students and technicians involved in the project
  • Publication of results in high-impact journals and presentation at project workshops and international conferences
  • Support of the project coordinator and reporting for the meta-omics work package of the Cell4Chem project
  • PhD in biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics or related discipline with a strong background in microbiology and molecular biology
  • A passion for computational biology and microbial genomics is a plus.
  • Experience in bioinformatics and multivariate statistics is essential, including proficient use of analysis tools and databases for genome analysis and pathway annotation as demonstrated by the scientific publication track record.
  • Wet-lab experience with next generation sequencing techniques and proteome analysis, or experience in metabolic modelling are beneficial.
  • Excellent communication skills in English is needed.

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Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)
04318 Leipzig
Start of Work:
Yes, until 05/31/2024