Job:Postdoctoral Position in Bioinformatics - Mainz, Germany
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The Postdoctoral position is integrated within the DFG-funded Graduate School 4R: R-loop Regulation in Robustness and Resilience (GRK2859) at the University of Mainz. The 4R research focuses on the mechanisms through which RNA:DNA hybrids (R-loops) regulation exerts its influence on biological systems in terms of gene regulation and genome stability. We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher, who will develop computational tools and pipelines to analyze, interpret, and integrate genome-wide R-loop distribution data and work in close collaboration with 4R doctoral researchers. You will be supervised by Prof. Dr. Brian Luke.

Your tasks:

  • Analysis of genome-wide R-loop distribution and chromatin modifiers datasets derived from diverse biological systems in collaboration with 4R members
  • Independent research in this field and interpretation of scientific data
  • Preparation of publication-quality figures for the manuscript
  • Presentation of data and research results on international conference

Your profile:

In addition to the general requirements according to public services law, applicants must meet the recruitment requirements stipulated in ยง 57 of the Hochschulgesetz of Rhineland-Palatinate.

  • A successfully completed scientific university degree
  • A doctorate (PhD) in a field relevant to the position (eg. Bioinformatics or related field)
  • Strong programming skills and knowledge of statistical methods
  • Familiarity with Linux environment, version control and compute clusters
  • Profound experience with R / Bioconductor for omics data analysis or equivalent
  • Knowledge of Genome-Wide NGS analysis pipelines or equivalent
  • Experience in analyzing Genome-Wide data is essential
  • Strong communication skills and proficiency in English (spoken and written)
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively

What we have to offer:

  • Interesting research tasks in the field of R-loop biology and genome stability
  • Stimulating, highly international, and diverse research environment
  • Jobticket, optional for the entire Rhine-Main area
  • Extensive human resources development offer
  • Flexible working time arrangements

The position is paid according to EG 13 TV-L and to be filled immediately. The position is restricted to 30.06.2028, limited to the duration of the 4R: R-loop Regulation in Robustness and Resilience (GRK2859) funding.

The position serves the purpose of academic qualification (habilitation).

JGU is diverse and welcomes qualified applications from people with varied backgrounds.

We aim to increase the number of women in the field of research and teaching and therefore encourage female researchers to apply.

Candidates with severe disabilities and appropriate qualifications will be given priority.

For further questions, please contact Prof. Dr. Brian Luke by phone +49 6131/39-21465 or e-mail:, or 4R coordinator Dr. Olga Vydzhak by phone +49 6131/39-30986 or e-mail

Are you ready for a new challenge and interested in this varied and responsible position? Then submit your complete application including cover letter, resume, two references, and your transcripts by 31.05.2024:

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