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Position: 
Research Associate
Institution: 
University of Göttingen
Position Close date: 
Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Description: 

The position is limited to 36 months with the option of renewal for another 36 months.

Your tasks
You are expected to develop an independent cutting-edge research program in the field of population genomics of trees. In addition,
you will participate in a variety of projects and cooperations with national and international partners. Finally, your participation in
undergraduate and graduate teaching according to § 31 NHG and service at the Department of Forest Genetics and Forest Tree
Breeding is expected.

Your profile
Prerequisites are a PhD degree and a proven track record of in the field of population genetics, molecular biology,
bioinformatics or similar research fields. High motivation to participate in and to develop new projects and cooperations are
essential for the position. Experience in teaching both in English and German are desirable. Well-founded knowledge of the
German language is not a prerequisite, but a solid command of the German language should be acquired in a timely manner.
International experience and an excellent research track record are desirable. The candidate has the opportunity to gain a post
lecturer qualification (Habilitation) which enables the supervision of PhD students at German Universities.

We offer
• A well-equipped molecular lab (MassARRAY genotyping platform, capillary sequencers) and access to genome
and transcriptome sequencing facilities.
• Participation in ongoing population genomic projects
• Cooperation with a highly motivated team of populations geneticists and molecular biologist
• Technical support for lab and field experiments
• Opportunity to develop an independent research program
The University of Göttingen is an equal opportunities employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career
opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply in fields in which they are
underrepresented. The university has committed itself to being a family-friendly institution and supports their employees in
balancing work and family life. The mission of the University is to employ a greater number of severely disabled persons.
Applications from severely disabled persons with equivalent qualifications will be given preference.
Please send your application with the usual documents (curriculum vitae and scientific background, certificates, references
from a university teacher) (in electronic form preferably in a single PDF-file) by e-mail within three weeks after publication of
the job description.

Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Abt. für Forstgenetik und Forstpflanzenzüchtung,
Büsgenweg 2, 37077 Göttingen, forstgen@gwdg.de.
If you have any questions, please contact: Prof. Dr. Oliver Gailing,
Phone: ++49 551 39 33536, E-Mail: ogailin@gwdg

How to apply: 
Please send your application with the usual documents (curriculum vitae and scientific background, certificates, references from a university teacher) (in electronic form preferably in a single PDF-file) by e-mail within three weeks after publication of the job description. If you have any questions, please contact: Prof. Dr. Oliver Gailing, Phone: ++49 551 39 33536, E-Mail: ogailin@gwdg.de