The chair of plant breeding at the Technical University of Munich / TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan
invites applications for the position of a Research Scientist in Plant Genome Analysis starting as soon as a
suitable candidate is found.
Research in the plant breeding group is focused on the development of molecular and statistical tools for plant
breeding applications as well as on genome analysis in crop plants.
- Sequencing based genomic analyses in maize
- Integration of genomic, functional and phenomic data to elucidate trait networks
- Data mining to make genomic and functional diversity accessible for crop improvement
- Development of methods to advance the understanding of regulatory networks
- Projects developed by the candidate related to the main research goals of our group
The successful applicant is expected to have:
- PhD in biology, bioinformatics, biostatistics, computational sciences or related fields
- Experience in handling, processing and analyzing high dimensional data (e.g. whole genome sequence
analyses, variant discovery, annotation, transcriptomics)
- Programming skills (e.g. Java, Python, R) and familiarity with high performance computing
- Background in plant genetics and molecular biology
- Ability to independently solve problems
- Ability to work in a team and to collaborate with other research groups
- An interdisciplinary working environment in a team of molecular, quantitative and statistical geneticists
- Active exchange and collaboration with partners from academia and industry in a field of constant
technical and methodological development
- Employment contract with the German public service salary TV-L E13 for an initial two-year period with
the possibility of extension up to six years
The Technical University of Munich is committed to increasing the proportion of women in research and
education and thus explicitly invites qualified female scientists to apply for this position. Preference will be given
to disabled candidates with essentially the same qualifications.
Applications with the usual supporting information (letter of motivation, CV, certificates, credentials, etc. in a
single pdf file) should be submitted by Email to firstname.lastname@example.org, subject matter: “Research Scientist Plant
Genome Analysis 17.7”. Application will be open until the position is filled.
For more information please see:
For questions related to the position and further background information please contact Dr. Ulrike Utans-
Schneitz, Plant Breeding, TUM, email@example.com.