Scientist Crop Bioinformatics, NL

We are looking for

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.

We ask

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.

We offer

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.

More 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 http://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, 2017. For this position you can only apply on line: http://www.wageningenur.nl/career

We are

The mission of Wageningen University & Research is “To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life”. Within Wageningen University & Research, nine specialised research institutes from the Wageningen Research Foundation and Wageningen University have joined forces to help answer the most important questions in the domain of healthy food and living environment.

With approximately 30 locations, 5,000 employees, and 10,000 students, Wageningen University & Research is one of the leading organisations in its domain worldwide. An integrated approach to problems and the cooperation between various disciplines are at the heart of the unique approach of Wageningen.

For further information about working at Wageningen University & Research, take a look at the special career site.

Plant Breeding is a combined group of Wageningen University and Wageningen Research with ca 100 employees and around 100 students and guest scientists. The group conducts fundamental, strategic and applied research on breeding and genetics of various plant and mushroom species and is involved in academic education (BSc, MSc, PhD) in Plant Sciences. Research in Plant Breeding concentrates on the genetic and genomic basis of relevant traits, including durable disease resistance, which will contribute to feeding the world in the (near) future.


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