Stellenangebot vom 4. August 2022
Stellenangebot vom 4. August 2022
The Max Planck Institute for Multidisciplinary Sciences is a leading international research institute of exceptional scientific breadth. With more than 40 research groups and some 1,000 employees from over 50 nations, it is the largest institute of the Max Planck Society.
The department of Tissue Dynamics and Regeneration (Dr. Jochen Rink) invites applications for a position as
We study the fascinating ability of some planarian species to regenerate complete animals from random tissue pieces and we carry out worldwide field expeditions to study the evolution of regenerative abilities. Our approach encompasses various next generation sequencing techniques, including RNAseq, ATACseq, CHIPseq, Hi-C and long-read sequencing and comparative genomics. The Bioinformatician supports department members in the analysis and mining of NGS data sets, maintains the departmental analysis pipelines and databases and integrates or develops new analysis tools. The bioinformatician further interfaces with the Institute IT services and the computational service provider at the local university (GWDG). Close collaborations with department members and external contacts are a core aspect of the position. In addition, the pursuit of personal research interests is possible, including the mentoring of Masters or PhD students.
What we offer
We are a young department at the Max Planck Institute for Multidisciplinary sciences, part of one of Germany’s premier research campuses. We represent the organismal end of the wide spectrum of research activities at the institute and investigate the mechanistic and evolutionary underpinnings of planarian regeneration. We are a thoroughly international and interdisciplinary department and our working language is English (knowledge of German is not required). Our department maintains its own state-of -the art high performance computing clusters and we have access to large computation resources elsewhere on Campus and in Germany. We enjoy generous funding by the Max Planck Society, the ERC and other funding programs. The historic town center of Göttingen in close proximity offers rich cultural opportunities and a vibrant student scene, while its green surroundings are ideal for running, hiking, cycling and other outdoor activities.
Payment and benefits are based on the German Public Service Payscale (TVöD Bund) guidelines. The positions should be filled as soon as possible; the exact start date is flexible.
The Positions are initially limited to two years with a possibility of extension.
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 and diversity equality. We welcome applications from all backgrounds.
Please submit your application including a cover letter (explaining background and motivation), CV, transcripts and publication record (if applicable) and the contact addresses of 3 references (if possible) preferably as a single PDF file to
(Review of applications will begin on August 5th and continue until the position is filled)
Max Planck Institute for Multidisciplinary Sciences
Department „Tissue Dynamics and Regeneration“
Dr. Jochen Rink
Am Fassberg 11