Application Deadline: 13 Aug 2018

The Fraunhofer-Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology IME conducts research at the interface between academia and industry in the field of applied life sciences from a molecular level to entire ecosystems. Their interdisciplinary organization and the modern laboratories, equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure, offer a broad research and development portfolio.

The newly established Attract group Eco’n’OMICs at the location in Schmallenberg aims at the identification of molecular changes induced by active substances (e.g. of pesticides) in non-target organisms. The group combines OMICs methodology (RNA-Seq, LC-MS/MS) and ecotoxicological approaches to determine early molecular key events for adverse effects at the organism and the population level. An advanced knowledge about molecular signatures of environmentally harmful substances in non-target organisms will help to develop tools for early environmental risk prediction of substances under development and will significantly contribute to sustainable substance development.

Your tasks

  • Establishment of transcriptomics methodology for the identification of molecular signatures in representative model organisms (e.g. daphnia, zebrafish)
  • Sample preparation and quality assessment applying molecular biology techniques
  • Acquisition of substance-specific OMICs-data (RNA-Seq, LC-MS/MS) in model organisms
  • Bioinformatic analysis of OMICs-data

What Fraunhofer-Institute expect from you

  • Master degree in molecular biology, biochemistry, ecotoxicology or a comparable field of study
  • Experience in molecular biology methodology
  • Ideally, you have knowledge in ecotoxicology and relevant model organisms
  • Experience in OMICs methodology (transcriptomics, proteomics) is an advantage
  • Good command of German and English (spoken and written)
  • A friendly and accessible personality capable of working in a team

What you can expect from Fraunhofer-Institute

  • Modern and well equipped laboratories
  • Diverse and challenging projects and a creative working environment
  • A wide range of scientific opportunities during the start-up of a new work group
  • A broad range of possibilities for professional training/ professional development
  • An open, cooperative and competent team
  • Flexible working hours and the assistance for reconciling career and family life
Appointment, remuneration and social security benefits based on the public-sector collective wage agreement (TVöD). Additionally Fraunhofer may grant performance-based variable remuneration components.
The working time consists of 39 hours per week.
The position is initially limited for 3 years.
In case of identical qualifications, preference will be given to severely disabled candidates.
The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is committed to providing equal career opportunities for men and women.

Application Deadline: 13 Aug 2018

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