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Post-Doctoral Researcher (f/m) Systems Biology and Metagenomics

Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology - Hans Knöll Institute. Jena, 19.07.2017


The Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology - Hans Knöll Institute - (HKI, investigates the pathobiology of human-pathogenic fungi and identifies targets for the development of novel natural product-based antibiotics. The Research Group Systems Biology and Bioinformatics invites applications for a

Post-Doctoral Researcher

(Systems Biology and Metagenomics) for two years initially.
The Systems Biology and Bioinformatics group participates in several high profile international consortia for modelling the association of human microbial communities and disease development. The disease spectrum that we currently focus on includes infectious diseases, obesity, diabetes, cancer and atherosclerosis. We are trying to reveal the microbial compositions of the fecal microbiota that predicts subjects at disease risk and suggest microbiome-based therapeutic interventions to reduce the risk. The group has previously developed in house pipelines for the independent analysis of metagenomic, metatranscriptomic and stool metabolomic data, which are now further revised and upgraded to accommodate combined analysis for a large number of multi-meta-omic samples. We expect that the new Post-Doctoral researcher will develop the protocols, approaches, and fundamental research needed for advancing our understanding in microbial ecology, with direct implications on biodiversity and human health.
Your profile:
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.
  • PhD degree in Systems Biology, Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Biophysics or a related discipline.
  • Knowledge in statistical methods in the context of biological systems.
  • Experience with programming (Python, Perl, C++, R).
We offer
The successful candidates will be hosted at the Systems Biology & Bioinformatics (SBI) group of Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology, Hans Knoell Institute, Jena, Germany, and directly supervised by the Head of the SBI group. We offer an international and multi-disciplinary environment with the required qualifications and a strong expertise in the proposed research field. Currently the group consists of ~15 members at different levels of seniority (Post-Doctoral Scientists, PhD students, Master students, Scientific co-workers). More information for the research output of the group in the field of systems microbiome biology can be found here:
Salary is paid according to German TV-L (salary agreement for public service employees). The HKI is committed to increase the percentage of female scientists and therefore especially encourages them to apply.
Further information
Gianni Panagiotou | +49 3641 532 1789 |
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 by September 15, 2017 via

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Bewerbungsschluss: 15.09.2017