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Position: Bioinformatician
Institution: Universität Wien
Department: Evolutionary Anthropology
Location: Wien, Austria
Duties: The position is opened for a skilled bioinformatician who has experience in sequence analysis, preferably in the field of palaeogenomics, and can contribute significantly to the development of new computational tools, and the analyses of paleogenomic data. Your key tasks as a postdoctoral researcher are: Design and implementation of computational approaches for application to palaeogenomic datasets. Participate in PhD training courses. Write scientific articles. Teach and disseminate your research, principally through supervision of MSc and BSc students enrolled at the University of Vienna
Requirements: Proficiency in spoken and written English. A PhD degree in a relevant field. Analysis of Next Generation Sequencing data. Bioinformatics of genomic and/or metagenomic datasets
   
Text: The University of Vienna (15 faculties, 4 centres, about 174 fields of study, approx. 9.500 members of staff, more than 94.000 students) seeks to fill the position from 01.07.2018 of a Bioinformatician at the Department of Evolutionary Anthropology to 30.06.2022. Reference number : 8574 The Department of Evolutionary Anthropology, University of Vienna is offering a 4-year postdoctoral scholarship in computational palaeogenomics as part of the team led by Dr. Ron Pinhasi, starting July, 1st 2018. The position is opened for a skilled bioinformatician who has experience in sequence analysis, preferably in the field of palaeogenomics, and can contribute significantly to the development of new computational tools, and the analyses of paleogenomic data. Pinhasi’s Lab focuses on the paleogenomics of human populations across the globe, metagenomic analysis of ancient DNA from dental calculus, soil and other environmental sources, selection of morphometric traits and other phenotypes, and the optimisation of ancient DNA methods. His team was the first to develop the petrous optimisation method, and focuses on ancient DNA optimisation experiments. The team is working closely with leading paleogeneticists, population geneticists, archaeologists and physcial anthropologists from universities and museums across the world. The researcher will be part of Pinhasi’s team with a new ancient DNA laboratory and researchers who focus on the generation and analysis of genomic data from ancient humans, environmental sources and various mammalian species. The researcher will also have collaborative links with other teams in Vienna with a strong focus on bioinformatics, genomics, and populations genetics. Duration of employment: 4 year/s Extent of Employment: 40 hours/week Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement : §48 VwGr. B1 lit. b (postdoc) with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade. Job Description: Your key tasks as a postdoctoral researcher are: • Design and implementation of computational approaches for application to palaeogenomic datasets • Participate in PhD training courses • Write scientific articles • Teach and disseminate your research, principally through supervision of MSc and BSc students enrolled at the University of Vienna Profile: Mandatory skills The applicant must have ALL the following skills: • Proficiency in spoken and written English • A PhD degree in a relevant field • Analysis of Next Generation Sequencing data • Bioinformatics of genomic and/or metagenomic datasets • Formal training in bioinformatics and/or computation, including programming • Excellent research skills, good collaboration and communication skills Desired experience • A track record of publications in high impact international journals • Analyses and computations of paleogenomic datasets • Knowledge in population genetics • Application documents - Letter of motivation - Academic curriculum vitae (including a list of publications, a list of courses and a list of talks given) - Description of research interests and research agenda / of the intended habilitation project (if applicable) - Contact details of people who could provide a letter of reference Research fields: Main research field Special research fields Importance Computer Sciences Bioinformatics SHOULD Education: Educational institution Educational level Special subject Importance University Mathematics, Computer Sciences Bioinformatics SHOULD Languages: Language Language level Importance English Excellent knowledge MUST Computer-Skills: Type of computer skills Specified computer skills Importance Basic Knowledge Others MUST Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna ( http://jobcenter.univie.ac.at ) no later than 20.05.2018, mentioning reference number 8574. For further information please contact Pinhasi, Ron 43-1-4277-54721. The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity ( http://diversity.univie.ac.at/ ). The University lays special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants. Human Resources and Gender Equality of the University of Vienna Reference number: 8574 E-Mail: jobcenter@univie.ac.at
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