The Max Planck Genome Centre at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research (MPIPZ) in Cologne is seeking a

                               Scientist or Engineer in Genomics (m/f/div)

to work in a state-of-the-art genomics, transcriptomics and cell sorting service group providing its service to several Max Planck Institutes. The successful applicant is expected to implement new pipelines and protocols in Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) using long- and short-read technologies (Pacific Biosciences, Oxford Nanopore Technologies, Illumina) and to expand the method repertoire for low-input and single-cell applications. The applicant is expected to have strong communication skills and to be team oriented. We are looking for a candidate with wet-lab experience and an enhanced interest in robotics and automation. Additional bioinformatic skills in e.g. high-throughput data analysis are a plus, but not a pre-requisite.

We offer a state-of-the-art scientific environment with the opportunity to develop and deepen skills in genomics and transcriptomics. We expect from the successful applicant to contribute innovative non-standard solutions to genomics- and transcriptomics-related questions.

Fluent written and spoken communication in English is essential, and German would be advantageous.

We seek a creative, flexible and highly motivated candidate with a PhD or MSc in the life sciences or a Biotechnologist who has prior experience in genomics. Experience working in a sequencing facility or other high-throughput service centre would be advantageous. The position is initially available for two years with a possibility of extension and with an approximate starting date of May 2023. Payment and benefits are according to German TVöD.

Please send your application including CV and name of at least two academic referees as a single PDF through the online system, by latest April 7th, 2023

The Max Planck Society is one of Europe's leading research organizations. In its research laboratories, workshops, libraries, and administration, scientists and researchers perform demanding tasks with a high degree of autonomy and creativity.
The Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research carries out fundamental research on plants using a wide range of methods including molecular genetics, genomics, imaging, computational biology and biochemistry. 

The Max-Planck society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals.

Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

Little Pumpkins is the child care facility at the MPIPZ providing daycare for children up until 3 years of age.

It is possible to buy a low-cost VRS bulk ticket and apply for a subsidy from the employer.

If you would like to work in a dedicated team, please convince us now by sending us your complete application documents together with your earliest possible date of joining the institute.

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Please apply. We are looking forward to getting your complete application documents.


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