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22.08.2018 06:45 Alter: 149 days
Von: O. Danielowski

Research Group Leader (f/m/d) - Developmental Biology of Plant Seeds

Reference Number: 63/08/18

The general goal of the research group [link]Seed Development is to understand and influence signalling and regulation mechanisms that govern growth and differentiation processes during seed formation, focusing on genetic and metabolic / hormonal regulation of cell, tissue and organ development. The group has access to the excellent IPK research infrastructure, and closely interacts with other complementary research groups, in particular of the Dept. Molecular Genetics. These groups investigate metabolic processes during seed filling or are experts in plant phenotyping (mainly using non-invasive 2D, 3D, and 4D approaches), in image analysis, in molecular and systems genetics, as well as in network analysis and modelling.


Your tasks:


  • You carry out independent and internationally visible research within the mission of the IPK and the Department Molecular Genetics.
  • You instruct and guide the members of your group.
  • You address topics such as determination of cell and tissue identity, control of growth and differentiation, and/or mechanisms of signalling and regulation.
  • You are involved in and support institute- and department-wide research initiatives.
  • You raise third party research funding.


Your qualifications and skills:


  • You hold a PhD in Biology (Botany, Genetics) or any related area in Biochemistry or Agronomy.
  • You have a very good reputation gained through own high-ranking research in the area of molecular biology of plant development.
  • You have detailed molecular and systems biology expertise and practical experience in the analysis of individual cell and tissue types, of signal transduction, and/or of regulation.
  • You know how to handle large data sets (e.g. transcriptome data) and how to analyse them (incl. proper statistics)


You fit to us:


  • You are competent in co-worker supervision.
  • You have experience in interdisciplinary interaction and co-operation.
  • You have demonstrated fund-raising skills.
  • You want to work in a world-class research centre with state-of-the-art facilities and scientists from all over the world.


We offer you:


  • An immediately available tenure track position to be converted into a long-term status after a period of four years depending on qualifications and upon positive evaluation.
  • A gross salary up to 100% E14 TV-L.


If you need further information feel free to contact Prof. Dr. Thomas Altmann ([link]altmann(at)ipk-gatersleben.de )Tel.: +49 (0) 39482 5214.


What you need to know:


For us, your qualifications and strengths count. Therefore, everyone - independent from gender, origin, age, or possible disability - is welcome. The IPK is striving to increase the proportion of women in sectors where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages qualified women to apply. As an institution which has been awarded the Certificate for Career and Family ("berufundfamilie"), we offer family-friendly working conditions and flexible working hours. The IPK has set a goal to employ more people with disabilities. Qualified applicants with a disability will be given preference.


Your application:


We are looking forward to receive your [link]online-application ([link]http://www.ipk-gatersleben.de/en/job-offers/). If you have questions or require more information, please do contact Mr. Danielowski ([link]jobs(at)ipk-gatersleben.de). Please indicate the reference number 63/08/18 in your correspondence.