PostDoc/PhD students as a research associate in Bioinformatics, Institute of Computer Science, Friedrich-Schiller University Jena

The Chair for Bioinformatics, Institute of Computer Science at the Friedrich-Schiller University Jena offers the following position:

PostDoc/PhD students as a research associate (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter)

This position is part of the project Identifying the Unknowns: Towards structural elucidation of small molecules using mass spectrometry, funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. The key objective of this project is to develop computational methods to “identify the unknowns” using mass spectrometry, that is, compounds that cannot be found in any database. For this, we will develop new computational techniques, models, and algorithms for the interpretation of MS fragmentation data from small molecules. Besides developing algorithms, we also focus on their implementation, evaluation, and algorithm engineering. A particular focus of the position is the analysis of experimental data (case studies) with the developed methods.

Applicants for this project must have or be about to obtain a Master’s degree or a qualification equivalent to the German Diploma in bioinformatics, computer science, or mathematics. The applicant should have an very good background in algorithmics. Introductory course level knowledge or better in biology and molecular biology is required. Basic knowledge in (computational) mass spectrometry is helpful. Good programming skills are required, and experience in software design would be helpful.

Salary is according to Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L, either a full position (for PostDocs) or 3/4 position (for PhD students). This position is a temporary appointment.

Handicapped applicants will be given preference in case of equal qualifications.

Please send your application with the usual documents (CV, list of publications, copies of certificates, preferred via email) until September 19th 2011 to:

Prof. Dr. Sebastian Böcker

Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Institut für Informatik
Lehrstuhl für Bioinformatik
Ernst-Abbe-Platz 2
07743 Jena, Germany

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