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The professorship is expected to establish a new research group on genomics and bioinformatics in horticultural plants, strengthening the cooperation between UP and IGZ as well as
the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology in Golm (MPI-MP).
Candidates should have a proven capacity to integrate modern bioinformatics approaches with
the discovery and functional characterization of agronomically relevant traits in horticultural
crops. A major research focus should be on the development of conceptual understanding and
bioinformatics tools for the analysis of genomics data from horticultural crop plants and their
associated microorganisms. The successful candidate will lead the Programme Area of “Genomics and Bioinformatics” at the IGZ. The candidates’ research should address major open
questions in genome science and be relevant to horticultural production constraints and global
food security, particularly in consideration of the concept of planetary boundaries, and should
contribute to the rapidly expanding technologies in plant bioinformatics.
Applicants should be internationally recognized research leaders in their field, with a proven
ability to acquire externally funded projects. Experience in general science management, social skills, and team-oriented leadership are also required.
The joint professorship is being filled under the Jülich Model, with a teaching obligation of at
least 2 hours per week at the University of Potsdam.
For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Elke Dittmann ([email protected]).
The hiring process is subject to the requirements set forth in Section 41 subsection 1 no. 1 –
3, 4a and 4c of the Brandenburg Higher Education Act (BbgHG). The appointment procedure
is conducted in accordance with Section 40 BbgHG.
The University of Potsdam and the IGZ aim to increase the proportion of women in research
and teaching and therefore expressly invite qualified female candidates to apply. The University of Potsdam and the IGZ value the diversity of their members and pursue the goals of equal
opportunities regardless of gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion/belief, disability, age, sexual orientation or identity. In the case of equal qualification, women and people
with a severe disability will be given preferential consideration in accordance with Section 7 (4)
BbgHG. We explicitly invite applications from abroad and from persons with a migration background.
The University of Potsdam offers dual career support and coaching for newly-appointed professors:
Please submit your application (including a presentation of your research interests, curriculum vitae, copies of academic certificates and documents, list of publications, list
of courses taught, teaching evaluations, list of externally funded projects) via e-mail at
[email protected] (in a single PDF file) within four weeks of the publication of this advertisement.
Forschung & Lehre: 31.05.2021
ZEIT: 02.06.2021 31.05.2021
Sciencecareers: 31.05.2021

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