PhD Position / Research associate (TV-L E13 65%)

University of Hohenheim
March 31, 2023
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Academic position PhD Position / Research associate (TV-L E13 65%)

The Research Group Crop Biodiversity and Breeding Informatics invites applications for a PhD Position / Research associate (TV-L E13 65%) in soybean quantitative genetics and breeding under the supervision of Prof. Karl Schmid. The position is funded by the collaborative project „SENSOJA – Sensor- assisted breeding of highyielding soybean varieties with increased tolerance to abiotic stresses“. Project partners are the State Breeding Institute at the University of Hohenheim, the federal Julius-Kühn Institute (JKI) and a private breeding company. The successful candidate will use genome-wide association studies and genomic prediction to identify useful genetic variation in genetic resources and breeding lines for developing stresstolerant soybean varieties. This project builds upon earlier work, see https: // and https: // .

We look for highly motivated applicants with the following qualifications and characteristics:

 Master degree in biology (genetics), crop science, biostatistics, bioinformatics or related fields  A strong interest in quantitative genetics in the context of plant breeding  Basic skills in data science: R/Python scripting, data management and quantitative analysis  Strong willingness to learn and use new computational and analysis methods  First hand experience in wet lab genomics (genotyping or sequencing) is advantageous  Independent working style and good self-organization  Very good communication and team working skills

We offer:

 Working in an international research group, which is member of the Competence Unit for Plant Breeding and the Computational Science Hub  Opportunities for additional scientific training and presentation of your research  Improving your professional skills within our graduate program of the agricultural faculty  The opportunity to build a professional network in the public and private plant breeding sector  Working on a beautiful university campus in a major city with a rich cultural life and a diverse natural environment

Application deadline : 31.03.2023

Please attach the following documents to your application: The position is available immediately and funded for 36 months. Please submit your application as a single PDF file that includes a CV, letter of motivation, transcript of records and names of references by e-mail with the subject line „SENSOJA“ to Anja Oehlmann ([email protected] ). Review of applications will begin on 31 March 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. For further information and informal inquiries, please visit our website (https:// or contact Karl Schmid ([email protected] ).

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