Postdoctoral fellow in bioinformatics and genomics

 


Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 44 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

Dr. Eran Elhaik led the compositional genomic analyses in over a dozen sequencing consortia, whose results were published in Science, Nature, PNAS, and Genome Research. Dr. Elhaik’s lab is famous for its population genomics and biogeographical research http://www.eranelhaiklab.org/ and collaborates with hundreds of researchers from all over the world.

Postdoctoral fellow in Bioinformatics: DNA sequencing and Identifying protective genes in plant
We are interested in developing an optimized system of using DNA and RNA NGS and mapping data to identify genes associated with how a crop plant responds to biotic treatment for biocontrol and biostimulation.  

This is a multi-disciplinary project involving programming and modeling. In addition, the project will involve collaborations with researchers in other disciplines, including biomathematics, biostatistics, and molecular biology.

Work duties
The candidate will work jointly with Dr. Eran Elhaik, Prof. Allan Rasmusson, and Prof. Laura Grenville-Briggs Didymus (at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Alnarp), to sequence the genome of plants and apply functional genomic tools to the plant genomes.

The main duty involved in this position is to conduct research. Teaching may also be included, but up to no more than 15% of working hours. The position shall include the opportunity for three weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning.

• The successful candidate will work on the above-outlined research project. It is expected that she/he will apply and optimize tools to pursue the overall project goals and, after a training period, independently analyze plant genomic data.

• All work will be carried out embedded in a collaborative research team, requiring sharing of expertise, open discussion of results, and facilitating experiments of other team members.

• Active participation at international conferences is expected, as well as dissemination of results in peer-reviewed publications.

• Opportunities for supervision of degree projects (Bachelor and Master) as well as co-supervision of PhD projects may be provided.

• The successful candidate is encouraged to actively seek independent research funding during the employment period, providing the opportunity to transition towards an independent researcher position.

• Finally, the position may include limited duties in administration related to the work duties listed above.

Qualification requirements 
Appointment to a post-doctoral position requires that the applicant has a PhD, or an international degree deemed equivalent to a PhD, within the subject of the position, completed no more than three years before the date of employment decision. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can have been completed earlier. 

The candidate must have a degree in bioinformatics, biostatistics, statistical genetics, or a similar relevant subject and experience of conducting such research through a previous research assistant post or through working towards a Ph.D. Applicants must have the ability to collaborate well and communicate scientific materials to non-scientists. 

Additional essential requirements:

  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.
  • Strong programming skills in Python/R or a similar language.
  • Experience in analyzing qualitative and quantitative NGS data.
  • A track record of publishing peer-reviewed academic papers.
  • Evidence of ability to work effectively both independently and as a member of a small team.
  • Evidence of ability to organize resources, plan and progress work activities, and meet deadlines effectively and consistently.
  • Experience in adapting own skills to new circumstances.
  • The candidate is expected to have a strong grounding in programming in R and math/statistics as well as experience using bioinformatic tools for genome sequencing, assembling, and processing.

Assessment criteria and other qualifications
This is a career development position primarily focused on research. The position is intended as an initial step in a career, and the assessment of the applicants will primarily be based on their research qualifications and potential as researchers. Consideration will be given to qualified candidates with good collaborative skills, drive, and independence.

Candidates are expected to have an interest in plant biology alongside strong computational skills with a background in statistics, computer science, and/or a related field. 

Terms of employment
This is a full-time, fixed-term employment of 2 years. The period of employment is determined in accordance with the agreement “Avtal om tidsbegränsad anställning som postdoktor” (“Agreement on fixed-term employment as a post-doctoral fellow”) between Lund University, SACO-S and OFR/S dated February 1st 2022.

Instructions on how to apply

Applications shall be written in English and be compiled into a SINGLE PDF-file containing:

  • Cover letter (your background, why are you interested in the position, and in what way the research project corresponds to your interests and educational background, your goals, and start date)
  • Résumé/CV, including a list of publications.
  • A general description of past research and future research interests (no more than three pages).
  • Contact information of at least three references.
  • Copy of the doctoral degree certificate and grades for the Ph.D., MSc, and BA studies.

Candidates who satisfied the requirements would be further evaluated on programming and writing skills and, if successful, be invited for an interview. 

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentFixed-term employment for 2 years. Start October 1st, 2022
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CityLund
CountySkåne län
CountrySweden
Reference numberPA2022/1368
Contact
  • Eran Elhaik, Senior university lecturer, +46462229419,eran.elhaik@biol.lu.se
  • Tina Olsson, human resource coordinator, +46462224853,tina.olsson@science.lu.se
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-2229364
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Published14.Apr.2022
Last application date26.May.2022 11:59 PM CEST

Postdoctoral Position (m/f/d) | Turbulent Convection

 


The Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research in Göttingen conducts fundamental research in the field of solar system physics. With its approximately 300 staff members, it is one of the leading institutes in the field of solar physics and planetary research. In particular, the institute is involved in numerous international space missions.

The institute invites applications for a Postdoctoral Position (m/f/d) in turbulent convection. 

Turbulent convection is ubiquitous in geophysics and astrophysics. This project will consist of studying the effects of rotation and magnetic fields on turbulent convection in Cartesian, cylindrical, and spherical geometries, using highly parallelized numerical tools.

Your tasks

  • Improving our current code and adding the magnetic field inside.
  • Running the code on several supercomputers.
  • Analyzing the data and deriving some physical models.

Your profile

  • PhD in fluid dynamics, physics, or applied mathematics with a strong computational background.
  • Experience in development of CFD code and in running on big clusters.
  • Understanding turbulence or dynamo theory is a plus.

Employment conditions

  • Remuneration will be according to grade E13 of the TVöD pay scale of the German civil services 
  • Social security benefits are in accordance with the regulations of the civil services
  • The full-time position is available from 1 July 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter
  • Initially the position is available for a period of one year, with the possibility of an extension for two or three additional years.

Your application

Applications should include a CV, a publication list, a statement of research interests (max. 2 pages) and the names and contact details of two or three potential referees.

The Max Planck Society strives for gender equity and diversity. We welcome applications from all backgrounds. The Max Planck Society is committed to employing more severely disabled people. Applications from severely disabled persons are explicitly encouraged.

Review of applications will start on 15 May 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

Please apply with informative documents exclusively online here on this site via our  application portal. We look forward to receiving your online application.

For any questions regarding the application please contact: Xiaojue Zhu, .

For further information about the institute please visit our homepage.

Postdoctoral Position (m/f/d) | Machine Learning for CFD

 


The Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research in Göttingen conducts fundamental research in the field of solar system physics. With its approximately 300 staff members, it is one of the leading institutes in the field of solar physics and planetary research. In particular, the institute is involved in numerous international space missions.

The institute invites applications for a Postdoctoral Position (m/f/d) in machine learning for CFD.

Machine learning techniques have huge potentials for traditional CFD applications. This project will consist of building up data driven methods for CFD simulations.

Your tasks

  • Implementing the existing data driven methods in CFD.
  • Proposing new data driven methods for CFD.
  • Training and testing the models with data from direct numerical simulations.

Your profile

  • PhD in fluid dynamics, physics, applied mathematics, or computer sciences.
  • Experience with numerical methods, TensorFlow and python.
  • Experience with GPU and supercomputers.

Employment conditions

  • Remuneration will be according to grade E13 of the TVöD pay scale of the German civil services 
  • Social security benefits are in accordance with the regulations of the civil services 
  • The full-time position is available from 1 July 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter 
  • Initially the position is available for a period of one year, with the possibility of an extension for two or three additional years.

Your application

Applications should include a CV, a publication list, a statement of research interests (max. 2 pages) and the names and contact details of two or three potential referees.

The Max Planck Society strives for gender equity and diversity. We welcome applications from all backgrounds. The Max Planck Society is committed to employing more severely disabled people.
Applications from severely disabled persons are explicitly encouraged.

Review of applications will start on 15 May 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

Please apply with informative documents exclusively online here on this site via our application portal. We look forward to receiving your online application.

For any questions regarding the application please contact: Xiaojue Zhu, .

For further information about the institute please visit our homepage.

2 PhD positions (m/f/d) | Theory of Thermal Convection

 


In the group “Theory of Turbulent Convection” of the department “Fluid Physics, Pattern Formation and Biocomplexity” we seek to fill 2 PhD positions (m/f/d) on the theory of thermal convection, starting as soon as possible. We are looking for excellent, highly motivated early-career researchers to join our group.

The Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization at Göttingen, Germany, is an international research institute. It provides an interdisciplinary, collaborative environment performing both experimental and theoretical fundamental scientific research and currently employs about 300 people.

The research

We are looking for two PhD students to join our group. Both positions are related to theoretical and numerical (via direct numerical simulations) investigation of turbulent convection. The research will be conducted in close collaboration with colleagues who study this phenomenon experimentally. The first position is on rotating turbulent Rayleigh-Benard convection, in continuation of our previous studies. The second one is related to internally heated convection and the influence of the boundary conditions on the heat and momentum transport properties in convection.

Your profile

  • Master’s degree (or comparable) in physics, applied mathematics, mechanical engineering or in a related field
  • Keen interest in turbulent convection research
  • Strong programming skills
  • Strong motivation in doing PhD
  • Fluency in English
  • Desire to immerse in interdisciplinary research

Our offer

The PhD position is limited to three years. The salary and working hours are in accordance with the funding guidelines of the Max Planck Society for junior scientists. The salary is 2/3 of E13 TVöD-Bund. Furthermore, we offer opportunities regarding work life balance as well as health promotion services. In close collaboration with the Georg August University, a structured PhD program is offered in the graduate program of the Physics Department, or in the graduate program on Physics of Biological and Complex Systems.

The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

Your application

Please apply online with the reference no MPIDS-W058 and submit a cover letter, your CV, publication list as well as contact information of two references. Your cover letter should briefly describe your past and current research interests and why you are interested in joining our group. Applications received before June 1st 2022 will be given full consideration.

Written applications will not be sent back.

Please contact Dr. Olga Shishkina () should you have further questions.

Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization
Dr. Olga Shishkina
Am Faßberg 17
37077 Göttingen
Germany

Postdoctoral Position (m/f/d) | Chemical Biology

 


The ‘t Hart group at the Chemical Genomics Centre which is part of the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology in Dortmund is looking for a post-doctoral candidate (m/f/d) in chemical biology to join our highly multidisciplinary chemical biology team for a project on cyclic disulfide mediated peptide uptake. Cyclic peptides are able to inhibit difficult targets such as protein-protein interactions and protein-RNA interactions with high potency. Although cyclization can improve cell permeability under specific conditions, most cyclic peptides are not able to pass cellular membrane effectively. To make cyclic peptides more widely applicable as chemical biology tools and drug candidates, strategies to overcome this barrier are required. Cyclic disulfides have been demonstrated to be able to undergo disulfide exchange with cell surface receptor thiols and by doing so mediate cell uptake of various cargoes. In this project you will focus on the synthesis of cyclic disulfide amino acids that will simultaneously facilitate peptide cyclization as well as provide a handle for cell permeation via the disulfide exchange pathway. The peptides will then be evaluated using cell biology and microscopy techniques.

Your profile

We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate who has recently obtained a PhD or is about to graduate. The candidate should have a good understanding of organic chemistry and experience with peptide synthesis. A good understanding of cell biology and experience with mammalian cell culture techniques will be preferred.

About us

The ‘t Hart group is a young and dynamic team of peptide chemists and biologists. Our aim is to explore the use of macrocyclic peptides to address difficult targets with a focus on RNA biology. We also develop methods to improve peptide properties using novel chemical methodology. We offer state-of-the-art facilities including fully equipped peptide/organic synthesis labs and cell biology facilities. Also see https://www.cgc.mpg.de/t-hart

Our offer

The position is available from the 1st of September 2022 and fully funded for 1 year. The candidate will be encouraged and supported in applying for further funding. Financial compensation will be carried out according to the public service remuneration scheme TVöD.

The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals.

The Max Planck Society strives for gender equality and diversity within its workforce.

Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

Your application

Applications should be sent (as PDF) to Birgit Apprecht (). Applications should include a motivation letter, a recent CV, copies of your certificates, and two names for reference. The deadline for application is the 31st of May 2022.

For questions regarding the position please contact Dr. Peter ‘t Hart ().

Student Assistant (m/f/d) | Bioprocess Engineering Development

 


Position (m/f/d) for Bioprocess Engineering Development (Viral Gene Therapies & Vaccines).

ContiVir is a research & technology transfer project at the Max Planck Institute (MPI) in Magdeburg with the objective of developing disruptive purification technologies for biopharmaceuticals like gene therapies or viral vaccines against several infectious diseases such as influenza, hepatitis C, and COVID-19. Join our team as a Hilfswissenschaftler*in (m/f/d) to help us develop state-of-the-art purification technologies using simple but  effective separations engineering.

We offer

  • Working contract with up to 20 hours per week
  • Flexibility with working hours to suit your lecture schedule
  • Rewarding intellectual and laboratory work in an interesting field of science
  • The opportunity to be part of a spin-off project
  • The chance to interact and to learn in an international team of engineers and technicians

Responsibilities and duties

  • You will assist with the maintenance and characterization of downstream processing operations such as filtration & chromatography, as well with analytical assays and general laboratory work.
  • You will generate written and/or oral reports for the team members. You will join short weekly meetings with your supervisor(s) to plan future activities.
  • An enthusiastic and proactive participation is expected. Positive attitude towards research and development is expected.

Requirements

  • Fluent in English language, knowledge of German language is a plus
  • Background in life sciences, biology, biotechnology or process engineering
  • Excellent intercultural understanding and experience
  • Motivation and commitment

Application

Send us your CV and a letter of motivation in English to: 

Further contact:
Dr.-Ing. Pavel Marichal-Gallardo, 

The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply. The Max-Planck-Society strives for gender equality and diversity within its workforce.

Please note the information regarding storage of personal data.

Postdoctoral position in Human psychophysics with TMS and/or EEG

 


The Department of Sensory and Sensorimotor Systems (PI Prof. Li Zhaoping) at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics and at the University of Tübingen is currently looking for highly skilled and motivated individuals to work on projects aimed towards understanding visual attentional

and perceptual processes using TMS and/or EEG methodologies. The framework and motivation of the projects can be found at http://www.lizhaoping.org/zhaoping/AGZL_HumanVisual.html.The projects can involve, for example, visual search tasks, stereo vision tasks, visual illusions, and will be discussed during the application process. TMS and/or EEG methodologies can be used in combination with fMRI/MRI, eye tracking, and other related methods as necessary. The postdoc will be working closely with the principal investigator and other members of Zhaoping's team when needed.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct and participate in research projects such as lab and equipment set up, data collection, data analysis, writing reports and papers, and presenting at scientific conferences.
  • Participate in routine laboratory operations, such as planning and preparations for experiments, lab maintenance and lab procedures.
  • Coordinate with the PI and other team members for strategies and project planning.
  • Coordinate with the PI and other team members for project planning, and in supervision of student projects or teaching assistance for university courses in our field.

Requirements

  • Ph.D. in neuroscience, psychology, computer science, physics or a related natural science or engineering field.
  • Publications in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Highly skilled in techniques of human visual psychophysics such as MATLAB programming for experiments, experimental data taking, data analysis, and paper writing.
  • Familiarity with hardware and techniques in eye tracking, EEG, TMS, tDCS/tACS, and other related techniques such as in carrying out fMRI experiments is highly desirable.
  • Experience in project management is highly desired.
  • Strong command of English; knowledge of German is a plus.


Who we are

We use a multidisciplinary approach to investigate sensory and sensory-motor transforms in the brain. Our approaches consist of both theoretical and experimental techniques including human psychophysics, fMRI imaging, electrophysiology and computational modelling. One part of our group is located in the University, in the Centre for Integrative Neurosciences (CIN), and the other part is in the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics as the Department for Sensory and Sensorimotor Systems. You will have the opportunity to learn other skills in our multidisciplinary group and benefit from interactions with our colleagues in the university as well as internationally. This job opening is for the CIN or the MPI working group. The position (salary level TVöD-Bund E13, 100%) is for a duration of two years, and renewable to additional years. We seek to raise the number of women in research and teaching and therefore urge qualified women to apply. Disabled persons will be preferred in case of equal qualification.

Your application

The position is available immediately and will be open until filled. Preference will be given to applications received by June 5th, 2022. We look forward to receiving your application that includes a cover letter, your curriculum vitae, relevant certificates, and three names and contacts for reference letters) electronically through our job portal.

Informal inquiries can be addressed to. Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.

PhD position in Human Psychophysics with TMS and/or EEG

 


The Department of Sensory and Sensorimotor Systems (PI Prof. Li Zhaoping) at the  Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics and at the University of Tübingen is currently looking for highly skilled and motivated individuals to work on projects aimed towards understanding visual attentional and perceptual processes using TMS and/or EEG methodologies. The framework and motivation of the projects can be found at http://www.lizhaoping.org/zhaoping/AGZL_HumanVisual.html. The projects can involve, for example, visual search tasks, stereo vision tasks, visual illusions, and will be discussed during the application process. TMS and/or EEG methodologies can be used in combination with fMRI/MRI, eye tracking, and other related methods as necessary.

Responsibilities
 

  • Conduct and participate in research projects such as lab and equipment set up, data collection, data analysis, writing reports and papers, and presenting at scientific conferences.
  •  Participate in routine laboratory operations, such as planning and preparations for experiments, lab maintenance and lab procedures.
  • Participate in teaching assistance duties for university courses in our field.

Requirements
 

  • Master’s degree in neuroscience, psychology, computer science, physics or a related natural science or engineering field.
  • Programming skills in MATLAB or Python or a similar language is required.
  • Skills in techniques of human visual psychophysics, experimental data taking, data analysis is highly desirable.
  • Skilled in report writing, previous peer reviewed publication is highly desirable.
  • Familiarity with hardware and techniques in eye tracking, EEG, TMS, tDCS/tACS, and other related techniques such as in carrying out fMRI experiments is a plus.
  • Strong command of English; knowledge of German is a plus.

Who we are

We use a multidisciplinary approach to investigate sensory and sensory-motor transforms in the brain (www.lizhaoping.org). Our approaches consist of both theoretical and experimental
techniques including human psychophysics, fMRI imaging, electrophysiology and computational modelling. One part of our group is located in the University, in the Centre for Integrative Neurosciences (CIN), and the other part is in the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics as the Department for Sensory and Sensorimotor Systems. You will have the opportunity to learn skills from other members of the group and benefit from multidisciplinary interactions, including with our collaborators locally and internationally. The PhD contract (TVöD-Bund E13, 65%) duration is for 3 years. We seek to raise the number of women in research and teaching and therefore urge qualified women to apply. Disabled persons will be preferred in case of equal qualification.

Your application

The position is available immediately and will be open until filled. Preference will be given to applications received by June 5th, 2022. We look forward to receiving your application that includes a cover letter, your curriculum vitae, relevant certificates, and three names and contacts for reference letters) electronically through our job portal.

Informal inquiries can be addressed to . Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.

PhD student or Postdoc position (m/f/d) | Applied computational chemistry

 


The Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion (MPI CEC) in Mülheim an der Ruhr studies fundamental chemical processes for energy storage in chemical molecules. The department of “Inorganic Spectroscopy” is presently looking for a candidate for a PhD student or Postdoc position (m/f/d) in applied computational chemistry.

The position is available immediately. The doctoral researcher will work on a 3-year-doctoral-program and the postdoctoral position is initially for 24 months, with the possibility of an additional one-year renewal.

Your tasks

The appointed researcher will work closely with the experimental X-ray spectroscopy team in order to simulate, predict and interpret experimental spectra using advanced theoretical approaches. The candidate will also have the opportunity to collaborate with the team of Prof. Neese (the lead author of the ORCA quantum chemistry code). The MPI CEC provides a unique environment, which brings together state-of-the-art experimental approaches with theory to understand challenging question in energy research. This position thus provides the possibility to conduct pioneering research at the interface of theory and experiment.

Your qualifications

For the PhD position, we require the Master's degree certificate and for the postdoctoral position, we also require the PhD degree in computational chemistry or a related discipline. The candidate should have a strong background in applied computational chemistry, a solid understanding of spectroscopy, and a sound foundation in basic concepts of molecular orbital and ligand field theory.

Our offer

We offer an international, dynamic working environment in a renowned research institute, family-friendly jobs and flexible working hours. The PhD will be remunerated according to the Max Planck Society´s funding guidelines for junior scientists and the postdoctoral position according to TVöD (Bund) in line with your qualifications and professional experience.

The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

Your detailed application should include a cover letter with description of past experience, a curriculum vitae with the contact details of three referees and a copy of your degree certificate. If we have aroused your interest then please send your application preferably in digital form until 31st May 2022 stating the reference code “SD009” to:

Professor Dr. Serena DeBeer
Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion
Stiftstrasse 34-36
45470 Muelheim an der Ruhr
Germany

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Fully Funded PhD Student Position in Biology

 


We are looking for a PhD student (m/f/d) to join the Department of Integrative Evolutionary Biology at the Max Planck Institute for Biology in Tübingen to study transgenerational inheritance in P. pacificus.

Research

The Department of Integrative Evolutionary Biology has an active research program studying the predatory model nematode Pristionchus pacificus with state-of-the-art facilities in molecular biology, biochemistry, nematode genetics, CRISPR-engineering, genomics, and bioinformatics.Our highly interdisciplinary research team works at the interphase between development, evolution and ecology. We investigate among others, the development and evolution of mouth-form plasticity with two alternative, predatory or bacterial feeding morphs. We have recently discovered long-lasting transgenerational inheritance and epigenetics of diet-induced plasticity. A genetic screen for transgenerational inheritance-defective mutants identified a set of epigenetic factors and allows unprecedented studies of the associated molecular and biochemical mechanisms.

We are now looking for a PhD student to join the department and study transgenerational inheritance in P. pacificus.
Selected reading

Our requirements

  • hold, or expect to hold, a Masters (or Diplom) degree in a relevant subject. All prior degree work must be finished before the PhD start date.
  • have experience in molecular biology, biochemistry and computational analyses.
  • be able to show that your interests, skills and knowledge match well with your proposed area of doctoral research. 
  • be able to demonstrate a high level of written and spoken English.
  • have strong motivation to work in international teams.
  • If you have obtained your degree(s) outside the European Higher Education Area your application should include scores from the GRE General Test.

We offer

  • excellent facilities
  • A fully funded research position (payment level according to E13 65% TVöD Bund). The salary includes all mandatory social insurance contributions for healthcare, unemployment, and retirement benefits
  •  tailored support from your advisor and a thesis advisory committee
  • core and optional development opportunities to improve your scientific and transferable skills
  • multicultural environment with English as the working language

Successful candidates will join the Tübingen International PhD Program in the Biological Sciences (TIPP). More information about TIPP.

Interested?

To apply, please register and complete our online application form.

Application deadline: 31 May 2022

For further information about the research project, please contact Ralf J. Sommer ()

The Max Planck Society is committed to employing more disabled individuals and especially encourages them to apply. Overall, the Max Planck Society strives to increase diversity in all scientific fields. We particularly welcome applications from persons with backgrounds that have so far been underrepresented in science and research with regard to gender, age, professional and cultural background, family situation, sexual orientation, and nationality.

System Engineer

 


The Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy is one of the 86 independent research institutes of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of  Science (MPG). As an innovative research institution with numerous collaborations abroad we carry out fundamental research in the field of  astronomy. In Bad Münstereifel-Effelsberg we operate one of the largest radio telescopes in the world. We also maintain astronomical receiver  systems at locations all over the world.

For the MeerKAT+ project, a collaboration with our partner institute SARAO (South Africa), but also for other large development and production projects within the Electronic division, we are currently looking for a System Engineer (m/f/d).

You will be a member of the project group within the Electronics division and report directly to the MPIfR project lead.

In the framework of large  national and international collaborations you will be organizing projects in parts or as a whole, monitoring the MPIfR deliverables, and secure the quality and as well as the timely implementation. Intensive interactions with the project members and within the Electronics division are a fundamental part of your daily work.

Your work tasks will cover:

  • frame, document, and organize the project processes from a technical but also an administrative
    point of view
  • oversee and implement the individual project tasks (technically and administratively)
  • secure the implemented product assurance process
  • manage all interfaces within the project, including their definition, implementation, and verification
  • prepare test and science verification of the deliverables with the project team
  • keep up and, if appropriate, extend existing national or international contacts
  • present results on- and offline.

We expect:

a relevant qualification (or equivalent relevant professional experience) in either physics, mechanical, or electrical engineering.

  • experiences in development and construction of radio astronomical receiver systems or telescopes and an overview to all relevant  technologies required (e.g. optics, high frequency systems, control-software, …)
  • experience in scientific data analysis combined with basic programming skills (e.g. in Python, or C++)
  • a profound expertise in system and project management
  • outstanding analytical capabilities and the willingness to independently familiarize oneself with new subjects outside the core competencies
  • excellent communication skills in English (required) and German (preferable) in written, verbal and presentational forms
  • remarkable conflict resolution, analytical, and decision-making skills are vital to the position equally
  • willingness to travels to national and international partner institutes and observatories (at the time mostly in Europe, China, and South-Africa)

Our Offer

The full-time position is available immediately. The initial contract is for up to three years. Salary and social benefits will be in accordance with the regulations of the German TVöD Bund (salary agreement for public service employees). We are trying to balance gender within the division, hence  encourages women to apply.

The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications  from such qualified individuals.

Details on reconciliation of family and career and the Max Planck Society's certified commitment since 2006.

Your application

Please submit your application (CV-publications-achievements-plan) and your reference letters preferably in electronic form via our online application portal.

Closing date for applications: 31st May 2022

Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy
Human Resources Department
Auf dem Hügel 69
53121 Bonn
Germany

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