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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.
The successful candidate will work in the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture funded project: “Analysis of genetic,
epigenetic and phenotypic variation in Douglas-fir natural populations and in German plantations”.

Your tasks
• Next Generation methylome and genome analysis
• Identification of genetic and epigenetic variation (SNPs und SMVs) associated with growth and quality traits
• Association genetic analyses in Douglas-fir provenance trials
Characterization of gene-environment interactions
Organization of sample collection
• Publication of results in peer-reviewed journals
• Assistance with the organization and coordination of the project
Your profile
• PhD or Master’s degree in biology, agricultural sciences, forest sciences or related disciplines
• Sound knowledge and understanding of molecular and genetic methods
• Experience and profound knowledge in statistics and data analysis
• Excellent English language skills
• Very good written and oral communication skills

High motivation and enthusiasm as well as teamwork skills are desirable.
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 until 15.01.2020.
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: 0551 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 until 15.01.2020.If you have any questions, please contact: Prof. Dr. Oliver Gailing, Phone: 0551 39 33536, E-Mail: ogailin@gwdg.de