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Museum für Naturkunde Berlin- Leibniz Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity Science

Researcher - Bioinformatician (f/m)

Application deadline: 31.01.2018
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The Museum für Naturkunde - Leibniz Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity Science is an excellent and integrated research museum within the Leibniz Association. Its activities cover and tightly link the fields of collection-based research, development of collections and public engagement with science.

Bezeichnung: researcher (f/m)

Arbeitszeit: full-time

Befristung: initially for 2 years; tenure after successful evaluation within the first 2 years (tenure-track)

Entgeltgruppe: E13 TV-L Berlin

Job description:

We are seeking a talented and motivated bioinformatician to develop the new core facility for the analysis of genomic data at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin – Leibniz Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity Science.

The jobholder is expected to establish his/her own research agenda in the field of evolutionary genomics and to provide bioinformatics support within the Museum to enable multidisciplinary research projects as for example in the context of the “Center for Integrative Biodiversity discovery” at the MfN. Both tasks involve engagement in grant applications as well as training and supervision of students and post-docs.

The Museum für Naturkunde Berlin provides an excellent research environment. It houses state- of-the-art laboratories for molecular genetics and computation. Numerous independent research groups are working in a wide range of research fields including population genetics, phylogenetics, developmental and evolutionary genetics, and taxonomy. Our world-class zoological collections provide unique access to specimens collected over the last 200+ years. The Berlin- Brandenburg region is characterized by a highly international academic and cultural community. The cities Berlin and Potsdam as well as their water-rich surroundings offer excellent possibilities for recreation. Living costs are still moderate.


We will consider candidates with a PhD in biology or bioinformatics and a proven record of postdoctoral experience in bioinformatic analyses of genomic data sets. Ideally, candidates have a wide experience in basic genomic data processing and analysis including genome/transcriptome assembly, annotation, bait design and metabarcoding. Experience with concepts of population genetics and respective bioinformatics analyses would be an advantage. The ability to work independently and to integrate into a team are required.


For more information, please contact Dr.Frieder Mayer (MfN), Museum fürNaturkunde, Leibniz Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity Science (

In the interest of equal opportunity, applications by qualified female applicants will be particularly welcome. Handicapped applicants with equal qualifications will be given priority.

Applications with the usual materials (statement of research interests and experience, curriculum vitae, list of publications, and academic certificates) should be sent until 31.01.2018 reference to job advertisement No. 72/2017 to: Museum fürNaturkunde, Personalreferat, Invalidenstraße 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany or to As submitted materials will not be returned, only submit copies with your application.

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