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: // doi.org/10.1111/pce.13761 and https: // doi.org/10.1101/2022.02.18.480989 .
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
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:// evoplant.uni-hohenheim.de) or contact Karl Schmid ([email protected] hohenheim.de ).