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10.02.2017 14:21

Postdoc Project in Bioinformatics

Faculty of Science, Applied Geosciences

The Microbial Molecular Ecology/Geomicrobiology Group and the Quantitative Biology Center at the University of Tübingen are looking for a

Postdoc (Bioinformatician)

who will work on: “Comparative omics analyses to examine microbial pollutant turnover on the catchment scale”


Pollution of soils, surface waters, and groundwater by a multitude of anthropogenic organic and inorganic compounds is a growing global concern. Within the Collaborative Research Centre (CRC 1253) “CAMPOS - Catchment as Reactors: Metabolism of Pollutants on the Catchment Scale”, supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, microbial pollutant turnover will be examined by applying metagenomics, metatranscriptomics, and metaproteomics (omics) to field samples of relevant landscape elements: rivers (CAMPOS project P1), sub-catchments (P2), floodplains (P4), aquifers (P5), and soils (P6).


This project will focus on the management and integrative bioinformatics analyses of omics data from contrasting landscape elements, to unravel metabolic pathways and metabolic activities associated with pollutant turnover in the field. In addition, comparative omics will be conducted to highlight functional differences of microbial pollutant turnover within or among CAMPOS landscape elements.


We are offering a position in an interdisciplinary, international, and dynamic team of bioinformaticians, molecular ecologists, microbiologists, geochemists and geoscientists. The candidate will be located at the Quantiative Biology Center (QBiC) and will be associated with the Microbial Molecular Ecology/Geomicrobiology group. The ideal candidate should have a solid background in bioinformatics or computer science, as well as experience in environmental microbiology or microbial ecology. Furthermore, the candidate should be familiar with the usage of high-performance-computing and bring experience in at least one scripting or programming language. The employment (TVL E13, 100%, 3 years) will be arranged by the administration of the University of Tübingen. The starting date is May 1st 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. Disabled persons will be preferred in case of equal qualification. The University of Tübingen aims at increasing the share of women in science and encourages female scientists to apply.


Further inquiries about the position can be sent to Dr. Sara Kleindienst (Microbial Molecular Ecology/Geomicrobiology) or Dr. Sven Nahnsen (QBiC, Bioinformatics).


Applications including CV, motivation letter (incl. statement of interest for this position), transcripts, overview of techniques and methods used in the past, and contact address of two referees should be send by email before March 18th 2017 to:


Dr. Sara Kleindienst, Email: sara.kleindienst[at]


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