PhD position in barley rust resistance at Julius Kuhn-Institut in Germany

Your responsibilities
Scientific work on BMBF funded project "IdeMoDeResBar - Identification, Modification and Deployment of Genetic Factors Controlling Resistance to Important Pathogens in Barley".
- last steps in positional isolation of leaf rust resistance gene in barley;
- assembly and annotation of BACs, construction of a physical map spanning resistance locus;
- identification and sequence analysis of candidate gene/s, RT-PCR;
- analysis of RenSeq data in a collection of leaf rust resistance gene donors (AgRenSeq);
- analysis of Next Generation Sequencing Data (NGS) (use of exome capture, PacBio, RenSeq, iSelect and GBS);
- development of molecular markers (CAPS, KASP, InDels) and haplotype analysis after allele mining;
- presentation and publication of research results.

Your Profile
- university degree (Univ.-Dipl./M.Sc.) in bioinformatics, genetics, biology or a comparable discipline;
- good knowledge in bioinformatics, experience in the reconstruction or analysis of large-scale genomic data;
- in-depth knowledge of current statistical and bioinformatics methods in genome and trait analysis and statistical test evaluation (R, K-mers);
- experience in the application of molecular methods (marker analysis – KASP, CAPS);
- first experiences in writing publications and preparing presentations;
- good knowledge of the English language in speaking and writing;
- experience in working in multicultural scientific teams, good organizational and communication skills, initiative, flexibility and teamwork skills.

We invite qualified applicants to submit their complete application under the reference number QLB-RS-WA-01-20 via email to the following email address: Please note that all applications are due by March 16, 2020. All documents should be submitted via a single PDF file (with a file size up to 10 MB, other file formats will not be accepted).

We Offer
- a part-time employment with 19.5 hours a week until January 31, 2023 on a third party funded project. The employment contract will be based on the collective agreement for the public service in East Germany (TVöD-Ost).
- a remuneration according to salary group E 13 TVöD-Ost.
- an entry as early as possible.

For More Information
Dr. Dragan Perovic
phone: +49 (0) 3946 47-611

The Julius Kühn Institute is committed to inclusion. Applications from people with severe disabilities are therefore expressly welcome. These will be given special consideration in the selection process. The Julius Kühn Institute is committed to gender equality in the workplace. In order to support the reconciliation of work and family, the JKI offers flexible working time models where possible. Information on data protection can be found here: The Julius Kühn Institute is an institution directly subordinated to the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL).

Time remaining: 25%
23/08/2020 (1 month)

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