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Scientist Crop Bioinformatics

As scientist Crop Bioinformatics, you will contribute to mine existing whole genome resequencing collections, develop novel de novo genome assemblies, and …

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Arbeidsvoorwaarden

Standplaats:
Droevendaalsesteeg, Wageningen, Gelderland
Dienstverband:
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
36 - 36 uur
Opleidingsniveau:
WO

Functieomschrijving

As scientist Crop Bioinformatics, you will contribute to mine existing whole genome resequencing collections, develop novel de novo genome assemblies, and contribute to the concept of pangenomics in crops of the Brassica family (broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, kohlrabi) and others, in close collaboration with colleagues who are crop specialists. Outcomes of the research will be used to understand genome evolution and the domestication of crops, the effects of polyploidy, and (suppression of) recombination. Hypothesis generated by the computational exploration will be validated by producing experimental populations. You will work in a team of five bioinformatic professionals within Plant Breeding.

Functie-eisen

We are looking for an ambitious and creative scientist with a MSc degree with experience in crop bioinformatics, or a PhD. A background in whole-(pan) genome analysis and third generation genomic technologies is an advantage. Your personal traits include advanced programming skills (preferably in python). You are an enthusiastic team player with good communication skills in English, eager to pioneer in this developing research field.

Conditions

We offer a temporary contract for two years at Wageningen Research, with a possibility for extension depending on funding. Gross salary per month: from € 3.111,- up to € 4.084,- based on full time employment and depending on expertise and experience. In addition, we offer a holiday allowance of 8% and an end-of-the-year bonus of 3% of your annual salary.

Additional information

For more information about this position, please contact Dr. Richard Finkers tel. +31 317 484165).
For information on the selection procedure, please consult Ms. Hedwig Casteels (hedwig.casteels@wur.nl).

Applications can be submitted online, at www.wageningenur.nl/en/Jobs/Vacancies.htm; please do not mail material directly to the persons above.

You can apply up and until 21 May, 2018.
For this position you can only apply on line: www.wageningenur.nl/career