Data analyst (m/f/d) in the field of wildlife genetics

Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung (SGN), Frankfurt am Main

The Senckenberg Nature Research Society (SGN), an institution of the Leibniz Association with almost 800 employees, operates six research institutes located in seven federal states. SGN also assists the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Grube Messel".

The Senckenberg Conservation Genetics Section in Gelnhausen conducts genetic monitoring of endangered wildlife in close cooperation with national conservation authorities, NGOs and scientific institutions across Germany and Europe. Our research group is responsible for genetic long-term monitoring of large carnivores in Germany and operates a genetic analysis service focused on the processing of non-invasively collected wildlife samples.

Senckenberg invites applications for a

Data analyst (m/f/d) in the field of wildlife genetics (full time position)

Your tasks:

  • Scoring and analysis of genotype (microsatellites, SNPs) and sequence data of mostly non-invasively collected wildlife samples to identify individual, population, or species
  • Statistical calculation of relatedness, (wolf) pack structure, inbreeding and genetic diversity
  • Writing of analysis reports in German and English language
  • Communication with national and international clients and project partners

Your profile:

  • Bachelor degree in Biology, Genetics or a related discipline
  • Experience in the analysis of large datasets, preferably with genotype and/or DNA sequence data
  • Profound skills in German and English language (oral and written)
  • Team spirit, diligence, motivation and commitment as well as a high degree of initiative

What is awaiting you?

  • Interesting tasks in a dynamic team of researchers working at the interface of wildlife monitoring, research and service-oriented application of genetic methods
  • A meaningful profession in the field of wildlife conservation and management
  • Flexible working hours – annual special payment – company pension scheme – Senckenberg ID card for free entry in museums in Frankfurt

Salary and benefits are according to a full time public service position in Germany (presumably TV-H E 10, 100 %). The position is initially fixed for two years, with the option of subsequent permanent employment. Starting date is May 15 2020.

The Senckenberg Research Institute supports equal opportunity of men and women and therefore strongly invites women to apply. Equally qualified handicapped applicants will be given preference.

The place of employment is at the Senckenberg Research Station Gelnhausen, Germany. The station is located approx. 40 km east of Frankfurt am Main in the picturesque town of Gelnhausen. The city of Frankfurt can be reached in 30 min via regional train. The employer is the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung.

Please send your application before April 10 2020 (deadline), preferably by e-mail (attachment in a single pdf document), mentioning the reference of this position (ref. #04-20002) and including a letter outlining your suitability for the post, a detailed CV, your complete certificates, credentials and characters, and contact details of 2 references to:

Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung
Senckenberganlage 25
60325 Frankfurt

E-Mail: recruiting(at)senckenberg.de