POSTDOC POSITION: PLANT COMPARATIVE GENOMICS

Research Position | Published on 14.10.2020 | CEITEC MU

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Postdoctoral position in plant comparative genomics

Description

 

Central European Institute of Technology - Masaryk University (CEITEC MU) is an independent institute at Masaryk University which was established within the framework of the CEITEC - Central European Institute of Technology. CEITEC MU constitutes the key element of a world-class research infrastructure built at the University Campus in Brno-Bohunice by the end of 2014, providing state-of-the-art equipment and ideal conditions for basic and applied research, especially in the area of life sciences.

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the research group of prof. Martin Lysak to join project investigating the structure and evolution of Biscutella genomes (Brassicaceae). The project aims to establish high-quality chromosome-scale sequence assemblies of several genomes and analyze the process of post-polyploid diploidization and chromosomal rearrangements. This is a three-year collaborative project between the Lysak group and group of prof. Christian Parisod (University Bern).

 

Requirements:

Candidates for this position must have PhD degree in biology and strong theoretical and practical background in comparative genomics and bioinformatics (experience with chromosome-scale genome assembly including long-range scaffolding is welcome). We are looking for highly motivated researcher able to work independently yet open to frequent interactions with other members of our Czech-Swiss multi-disciplinary team.

 

We offer:

  • Interesting job in a dynamically expanding university area
  • Independent and responsible work
  • Professional team and pleasant working environment
  • Incentive wage and work conditions
  • Employee benefits (meal contribution, 6 weeks of holiday, retirement contribution, healthcare benefits, discounted ticket prices to the cinema, library free for your use, discounted training courses)
  • Temporary work contract for 3 years

Anticipated start date: 1.01.2021 or upon agreement

 

Please send the application (including CV, motivation letter and the contact information of at least three references) by e-mail to martin.lysak@ceitec.muni.cz.

 

Please quote the “position” in the subject.

 

Electronic application deadline is: 30.11.2020

 

Information about Brno, Czech Republic

  • The capital of South Moravian Region and the second largest city in the Czech Republic with a population of almost 400,000 people
  • Modern, dynamic and fast growing centre of industry, trade, science, research and innovation with business incubators and centres of excellence in science
  • A city of universities with more than 86,000 students
  • More than 10,000 researchers; 2,200 IF publications/year; 600+ PhD graduates/year,
  • 500 mil. EUR of R&D investment per year, more than 350 companies with in-house R&D,
  • City of Gregor Mendel, the founder of genetics; the prestigious Mendel Lectures series takes place in Brno since 2003 (lectures of the world´s top scientists, including Nobel Prize winners),
  • Quality of life index in 2016

 

For further information about:

Start date: negotiable
Opened Until: 30.11.2020

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