Scientific data analyst (m/f/d) in the field of wildlife genetics

Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung

The Senckenberg Nature Research Society (SGN), an institution of the Leibniz Association with almost 800 employees, operates six research institutes located in seven federal states. SGN also assists the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Grube Messel".
The Senckenberg Conservation Genetics Section in Gelnhausen conducts genetic monitoring of endangered wildlife in close cooperation with national conservation authorities, NGOs and scientific institutions across Germany and Europe. Our research group is responsible for genetic long-term monitoring of large carnivores in Germany and operates a genetic analysis service focused on the processing of non-invasively collected wildlife samples.
Senckenberg invites applications for a

Scientific data analyst (m/f/d)

in the field of wildlife genetics (full time position)

Your tasks:
  • Scoring and analysis of genotype (microsatellites, SNPs) and sequence data of mostly non-invasively collected wildlife samples to identify individual, population, or species
  • Bioinformatic analyses of genetic and genomic datasets, e.g., regarding genetic population size estimations, gene flow patterns, inbreeding and genetic diversity
  • Writing of scientific reports and papers in German and English language
  • Communication with national and international clients and project partners, presentation of results on meetings
  • Development and implementation of new tools for the analysis of wildlife genotype data
  • Further development and technical implementation of our internal wildlife genotype database
Your profile:
  • PhD in Biology, Bioinformatics or a related discipline
  • Extensive knowledge in the statistical analysis of population genetic and genomic datasets
  • Excellent computational skills, including familiarity with Linux, database management, programming (e.g., Python, R, PHP, MySQL) and bioinformatic analysis of NGS data
  • Profound skills in German and English language (oral and written)
  • Team spirit, diligence, motivation and commitment as well as a high degree of initiative
What is awaiting you?

  • Interesting tasks in a dynamic team of researchers working at the interface of wildlife monitoring, research and service-oriented application of genetic methods
  • A meaningful profession in the field of wildlife conservation and management
  • Flexible working hours – annual special payment – company pension scheme – Senckenberg ID card for free entry in museums in Frankfurt
Salary and benefits are according to a full time public service position in Germany (presumably TV-H E 13, 100 %). The position is initially fixed for two years, with the option of subsequent permanent employment. Starting date is as soon as possible.
The Senckenberg Research Institute supports equal opportunity of men and women and therefore strongly invites women to apply. Equally qualified handicapped applicants will be given preference.

The place of employment is at the Senckenberg Research Station Gelnhausen, Germany. The station is located approx. 40 km east of Frankfurt am Main in the picturesque town of Gelnhausen, surrounded by the forests of the Spessart and Vogelsberg mountains. The city of Frankfurt can be reached in 30 min via regional train. The employer is the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung.

Please send your application before December, 1st 2019 (deadline), preferably by e-mail (attachment in a single pdf document), mentioning the reference of this position (ref. #04-19007) and including a letter outlining your suitability for the post, a detailed CV, your complete certificates, credentials and characters, and contact details of 2 references to:

Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung
Senckenberganlage 25
60325 Frankfurt

Please send requests to Carsten Nowak,
63571 Gelnhausen
Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung
Senckenberganlage 25
60325 Frankfurt
Dr. Carsten Nowak
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